Now with nothing left to lose, Hank Evans has transformed from a hollow shell to a military leader of the Foederati, hardened to the core with the cold unmerciful steel of revenge. He rightfully blames the Emperor for the death of his son and will stop at nothing to destroy the evil man and his twisted religious empire.
Armed with the knowledge that he alone is the biggest threat to the monster who rules the American Empire, Hank needs only to learn the secret that will allow him to kill this terrible creature who ripped apart so many lives.
But as the vampire Queen's belly grows larger and the time for her to give birth grows near, new visions of the future distract Hank from his plans of vengeance with glimpses of a boy hidden in shadows... A boy who looks so very much like Toby.
And in the end, a new litter of vampires is born and they will change everything.
Robert S. Wilson is the author of THE QUIET, the EMPIRE OF BLOOD dystopian vampire series, and the dark fiction collection WHERE ALL LIGHT IS LEFT TO DIE. He is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor of BLOOD TYPE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF VAMPIRE SF ON THE CUTTING EDGE, a co-editor of HORROR FOR GOOD: A CHARITABLE ANTHOLOGY and NIGHTSCAPES: VOLUME1, and lives in Middle Tennessee with his family, a silly obnoxious dog, and four psychotic cats skilled in the martial arts.
Robert's short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines including Darkfuse Magazine, Nameless Digest, Gothic Lovecraft, and more. His cyberpunk/horror novella EXIT REALITY was chosen as one of e-thriller.com’s Thrillers of the Month in July 2013.
He is currently working hard to finish a number of novels and novellas all at once like a blind juggler given knives and led into oncoming traffic.