When Eleanor Lythe was invited to attend a charity art ball with the rest of her children’s home, she wasn’t sure what to expect – but being fed on by semi-immortal vampires, bitten and turned into a slave of their evil race, certainly wasn’t it.
Luckily, for Eleanor, the Vigil – the covert branch of the U.S. Secret Service formed to fight the forces of the supernatural – is on hand to cure her and protect her.
But save her for just what sort of life?
As Eleanor struggles to master her new powers, she comes to realise that in humanity’s struggle against the darkness, the wrong side could have saved her. Some of her fellow agents might be ripped hot – but does that actually matter if they are also willing to feed her to an ancient evil to achieve their mission?
Because when your race is fighting a secret war for survival against vampires, zombies, werewolves, dark spirits, rogue angels and almost immortal Nazis, the worrying truth is . . . there might not be any safe side to trust!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen Hunt is the creator of the much-loved 'Far-called' fantasy series (Gollancz/Hachette), as well as the 'Jackelian' series, published across the world via HarperCollins alongside their other fantasy authors, George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Raymond E. Feist and C.S. Lewis.
Praise for Stephen Hunt's novels:
‘Mr. Hunt takes off at racing speed.’
— THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
‘Hunt's imagination is probably visible from space. He scatters concepts that other writers would mine for a trilogy like chocolate-bar wrappers.’
- TOM HOLT
‘All manner of bizarre and fantastical extravagance.’
- DAILY MAIL
‘Compulsive reading for all ages.’
‘Studded with invention.’
‘To say this book is action packed is almost an understatement… a wonderful escapist yarn!’
‘Hunt has packed the story full of intriguing gimmicks… affecting and original.’
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
‘A rip-roaring Indiana Jones-style adventure.’
—RT BOOK REVIEWS
‘A curious part-future blend.’
- KIRKUS REVIEWS
‘An inventive, ambitious work, full of wonders and marvels.’
- THE TIMES
‘Hunt knows what his audience like and gives it to them with a sardonic wit and carefully developed tension.’
- TIME OUT
‘A ripping yarn … the story pounds along… constant inventiveness keeps the reader hooked… the finale is a cracking succession of cliffhangers and surprise comebacks. Great fun.’
- SFX MAGAZINE