"fun vampire mystery"
After living on the streets for many years, Tony Foster
was taken into the home of Henry Fitzroy, bastard son of
Henry VII and a four hundred and fifty year old vampire.
Tony is twenty-four years old now, lives in his own
apartment and remains close with his beloved mentor Henry
although they are not quite as intimate. Tony works as a
production assistant for "Darkest Night" a television show
about a vampire detective.
Although Tony appreciates the irony of the current
situation, he's becoming worried about strange happenings
on the set. Shadows seem to be moving independently of
people's bodies and some are even lurking in hidden
corners. Tony is determined to find out what is happening
and he figures the best person to ask is Arra, the special
effects person who seems to know more than she is saying.
She finally confesses to Tony that she is a wizard from
another world who traveled in a portal to Earth because
the Shadowlord conquered her world. He is searching for
her now and once he destroys her, he intends to conquer
Earth using his shadow minions. Henry and Tony intend to
stop him if they can and try to convince Arra to join the
Readers familiar with Private Detective Vicki Nelson and
Henry Fitzroy the vampire books know that Tony is a minor
but important character in those tales. They will love
his coming out party in SMOKE AND SHADOWS. The hero is
all grown up and very mature for his age, eager to save
his world although he is scared to death. Henry is still
a good friend who takes a back seat to his protégée in
this enthralling book.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 1, 2004