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THE MOONLIGHT BRIGADE
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
If you love the flavor of bygone dialogue, a literary fantasy with a hint of Shelley or Stoker, you’ll love this WWII-set tale. If not, then the story may drag a bit. Don’t expect kinder, gentler vampires; these are complex, well-characterized creatures. The split-time format works well and will gain more fans for this refreshing series, which is best read in order.
Mors is a rare double Millennial Vampire, more than 2,000 years old, and former Roman general now fighting to save Italy from fascism’s grasp. The Nazis, however, have their own secret weapons and are fighting back with success. Fate brings Mors together with Giulia, an Italian resistance fighter and soon they, with the help of other vampires (some millennial) and some humans, train in guerrilla warfare to stop their enemy. They also find love, impossible as it seems. Then there’s the issue of Mors’ once presumed dead friend. (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Aug., 320 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed By: Debbie Haupt
Publisher: ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN
Published: August 2011