Children of the night

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Putnam's Sons, 1992 - Fiction - 382 pages
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From the Hugo Award-winning author of Hyperion and Carrion Comfort comes a chilling tale of ancient Transylvanian terrors, modern political nightmares, and vampirism. A brilliant hematologist visiting Romania to lend her expertise in the treatment of rare blood diseases discovers a child who is capable of taking any blood type--but she must save him from his grim destiny.

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User Review  - seldombites - LibraryThing

I almost didn't read this book because I had trouble getting into it. It was only on my fourth and final try that I managed to read past the first few pages. I am glad that I persevered because it ... Read full review

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User Review  - erikschreppel - LibraryThing

Dan Simmons is a great writer. Wonderful plots, with engaging characters. But he falls into that category of writer that really needs a stronger editor. His last several novels have all bulged at 700 ... Read full review

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Science fiction writer Dan Simmons was born in East Peoria, Illinois in 1948. He graduated from Wabash College in 1970 and received an M. A. from Washington University the following year. Simmons was an elementary school teacher and worked in the education field for a decade, including working to develop a gifted education program. His first successful short story was won a contest and was published in 1982. His first novel, Song of Kali, won a World Fantasy Award, and Simmons has also won a Theodore Sturgeon Award for short fiction, four Bram Stoker Awards, and eight Locus Awards. He is also the author of the Hyperion series, and Simmons and his work have been compared to Herbert's Dune and Asimov's Foundation series.

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