THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN
Set in Germany during the rise of Hitler, Stratford's Millennial novel provides a glimpse into an era not often depicted in the paranormal genre. It's easy to get sucked into this rich and complex tale with its believable alternate history and its dynamic vampire society. This dark, intriguing story casts a new light on a dark time in history.
During the first World War the vampire food supply was depleted. Now the millennial vampires have infiltrated the Nazi Party to prevent another war and resulting famine. Brigit is beautiful, cunning and more than a thousand years old. Her dangerous role in the mission over, she's trying to escape Germany. Her longtime lover Eamon awaits in England, but Brigit is being followed by vampire hunters and Nazis who are want to purge the world of her and her kind. (ST. MARTIN'S, Oct., 304 pp., $24.99)