"Dark thriller pitting vampyres against demons"
"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, medieval Ireland, and Ms. Piraneo 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 world.
Elaine Lanmon © Copyright September, 2001
for PNR Reviews
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 1, 2002
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. 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?