||Jan 1 2001
NOMINATED FOR THE SAPPHIRE AWARDS 2001!
Angels…Vampyres…Heaven and Hell…
In Medieval Ireland two worlds collide and the term dark ages takes on a whole new meaning,
Come the Night…
Get bitten…Discover the world of Angelique Armae’s Irish Vampyres in COME THE NIGHT. A new twist on an old tale…
In medieval Ireland, an evil entity stalks Lazarus Conlon, Vampyre patriarch, threatening the safety of his wife and his family tribe. But to conquer this enemy, Lazarus must first fight his own demons including a sacred heritage descended of fallen angels. Amid this strife, Lazarus learns his only true hope rests within the heart and soul of a mortal tracker – his wife – a woman born to hunt his breed. Can his evil antagonist be defeated?
Neomina Delacroix is no stranger to the world of the Vampyre. As appointed heiress of the Tracker Council and the keeper of the Amulet of Christ and the St. John Stake, Neomina’s allegiance to her people is sealed in blood. But the true nature of her heritage has been kept secret for years, revealed only to her father – Gerard Delacroix – and to her husband – Lazarus Conlon. When terror strikes the Conlon Tribe, Neomina is their only hope. Can her heart outweigh the duties of her soul?
Come the Night by Elaine Moore
Come the Night
A Medireview Irish Vampyre Novel
By Josephine Piraneo writing as Angelique Armae
"Raw emotion coursed through Lazarus' soul as he sat among the Tribe taking
their dinner. He studied the faces of each and every one of his kin and
wondered which souls seated at his table were betraying him."
Danger and intrigue have been Lazarus Conlon's companions since birth.
The son of Octavia, a mortal woman, and Lexliel, an angel of the 10th choir,
he is saved from a life as a demon of the Nephillim when his grandfather
makes him a Vampyre. As part of his immortal legacy, he becomes the leader
of his Tribe. And now, 600 years later, the terror that stalked him in Rome
has crept its way north to Connacht to invade his home.
It's 1095, medireview Ireland, and Ms. Armae gives us a dark thriller
pitting vampyres against demons. Come the Night is a complex story, a dark
journey of the soul where love and redemption come in the person of a
Tracker sworn to destroy the Vampyres, and a prophecy that can only be
fulfilled by the amulet she carries-an amulet filled with the blood of the
Nazarene. Woven all through the plot are Angels, fallen from grace in the
Garden of Eden, they are charged with the care and protection of the
Vampryes. Montgomery, brother to Lexliel, is dedicated to Octavia and
Lazarus, providing them and the Tribe with food and wine from Paradise for
sustenance as they must not drink the blood of humans to exist. But can he
protect Lazarus from the inner darkness that threatens to consume him?
Anymore than he can protect him from the threat of his own demon son, whom
he thought dead in the long ago past?
Come the Night has a new philosophy for the existence of Vampyres, as
well as shedding new light on the roles Angels play in the mortal
Come the Night by The Eternal Night
An 8 out of 10
Wow, an original vampire story!!! These are few and far between.
"Come the Night" is the story of a vampire (Lazarus) who is half mortal,
half Grigori and married to a Tracker (vampire hunter). Complicated? Nah!
OK, I found the prologue a little hard going as there is so much
information to absorb in a relatively short space of time but this is
necessary to provide a firm foundation for the forthcoming story. Once you
get into the novel per se it becomes a delight to read.
And what a story! An evil vampire (a Dark Breed) wants to take possession
of the "Amulet of Christ" (an amulet containing a few drops of Christ's
blood). This would enable him to exist in the mortal world, father children
and thus form a new tribe that would destroy all mortal existence. The tale
begins in Rome 476 a.d., and continues in Ireland 1095.
I found the writing style riveting. This book resulted in a couple of very
late nights as I just had to find out what would happen next. I actually
had to force myself to put it down on the 1st night as I would have gone on
to finish it in 1 sitting (and not slept at all!).
Come the Night is Angelique Armae's first book, not that you'd have guessed
from reading it, and hopefully it will not be her last. It is possibly the
most unusual vampire tale I have read since "Taste of Blood Wine".
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Reader Reviews for "Come The Night"
|Reviewed by Joe McCarthy
|Yes, the night. You can't keep it away. Too bad, because we know what it brings with it.|