The Empire of Fear

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Random House, Sep 1, 1993 - Fiction - 469 pages
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"Terrific vampire fiction."
Since the sixteentj century, England has been a land ruled by the Undead. Vampires rule with terror and the darkly-seductive promise of life eternal for the lucky few. Edmund Cordery, member of the cabal pledged to penetrate the mysteries of the vampires and destroy them, strike the first blow. But it will fall to his son. Noell, to carry on the crusade of human against inhuman. And it will fall to those who come after Noell to keep the struggle alive for over three centuries--from England to Malta to modern-day America, where destiny will decide finally whether the forces of horror or humanity will hold sway over all....

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In this alternative history, most 17th-century nations are ruled by vampires. Mortals can become vampires, but the few selected are rendered sterile. Though not immortal, they live for many centuries ... Read full review

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Stableford has been the most versatile and stylish of science fiction writers for more than 3 decades.

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