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Forget Anne Rice, the vampires in this book are truly evil and terrifying, the near future world a truly frightening place and the narrative drive pure edge-of-the-seat stuff. Amazingly McKinley is an American children’s writer and this is her first foray into adult fiction. It’s fantastic.
There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it's unwise to walk. Sunshine knew that. But there hadn't been any trouble out at the lake for years, and she needed a place to be alone for a while. Unfortunately, she wasn't alone. She never heard them coming. Of course you don't, when they're vampires...
They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an abandoned mansion – within easy reach of a figure stirring in the moonlight. She knows that he is a vampire. She knows that she's to be his dinner, and that when he is finished with her, she will be dead. Yet, when light breaks, she finds that he has not attempted to harm her. And now it is he who needs her to help him survive the day…
'Astonishing...a perfect work of magical literature' NEIL GAIMAN
'Buffyesque baker Rae 'Sunshine' Seddon meets Count Dracula's hunky Byronic cousin in Newbery Award winner McKinley's first adult-and-then-some romp' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
'This is a book about growing up and making peace with the world around you, and it is excellent' TIME OUT
'Move over Clive Baker and Anne Rice. Robin McKinley is set to blow them out of the water.'
Publication date: 01/10/2004
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Robin McKinley is an American writer and has won many awards in the US, including the Newbery Medal for THE HERO AND THE CROWN and a Newbery Honor for THE BLUE SWORD. She now lives in Hampshire with her husband, author Peter Dickinson, three whippets, five hundred rose bushes and a 1965 cream-coloured MGB convertible.More About Robin McKinley