Death's Dream Kingdom

Clickworks Press
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A young woman of Victorian London has been transformed into a vampire. Can she survive the world of the immortal dead—or, perhaps, escape it? 

The year is 1874, and the young and devout Marie Redglass is the flower of London – until the night her life is taken from her by a handsome, sophisticated, supernatural murderer, and given back in a hellish form. Now she must navigate the concealed and decadent world of vampires.

Telepathy, sadism, impenetrable symbols, and the incessant cannibal feast stand at every turn. But in a world where so much perverse magic is possible, could there also be a way out?

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About the author

Gabriel Blanchard has been published in Crisis and PRISM Magazine, and is the author of the blog Mudblood Catholic. He writes prose fiction, poetry, personal and theological essays, and reviews, and is a regular contributor for Pints & Prose. He currently resides in Baltimore and has lived in California, Scotland, and Japan.

You can find Gabriel on Twitter (@mudblodcatholic) and on Facebook at facebook.com/mudbloodcatholic.

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Publisher
Clickworks Press
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Published on
Dec 20, 2015
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Pages
306
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ISBN
9781943383177
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Horror
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Eligible for Family Library

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