In the year 2111 Tynan Llywelyn, the forsaken philosophical leader of the Immortal vampire race, awoke after a century's Sleep to a world decimated by war. Drawn into a new societal structure bitterly divided between ancient magic and a cruel new technology known as the Chronous, Tynan has found himself at the heart of an epic battle to bring down the Tyst Empire, a merciless international dictatorship. The Tyst crave more than global domination; they desire true Immortality and have made a pact with an ancient vampiric god called the Vicinus who has promised them eternal life in exchange for freeing him from his otherworldly prison. Tynan would have liked nothing more than to simply turn his back on the war, but his vampire Elders and the Phuree, a cunning human rebel uprising, had other plans in store for him. He was not only to join in the fight, but he was to be the vampire to take down the Tyst Empire and bring the Vicinus to his knees.
A year later, struggling against the ironclad orders of his Elders and his own vicious moral demons, Tynan has relented and agreed to complete the mission the Phuree and Immortals have devised for him. Amidst a crumbling Immortal legacy and a divided human world suffocating from fear and bloodshed, he will lead the way towards the front lines of a war against a colossal empire he has barely begun to comprehend and a primordial force hell-bent on destroying the world. Tynan can only pray now that the Immortals and Phuree have chosen in him wisely.
Acclaimed horror author, indie songwriter and artist Gabrielle Faust is best known for her vampire series Eternal Vigilance. Her previous work has also included three collections of poetry, Before Icarus After Achilles, Crossroads and The Beginning of Nights, the novella Regret, the novel The Lineage and the celebrated dark fantasy adventure novel Revenge. She was also the chief editor of the vampire anthology High Stakes and has contributed to a variety of publications and anthologies over the years. Her work has appeared in the sites SciFi Wire, Fatally Yours, Examiner, Doorways Magazine and Fear Zone, as well as various anthologies and magazines.
Faust was the Guest of Honor at the Queen of the Damned Vampire Ball in 2008. ... (more)