Dan Wells is known for his YA Dystopian Partials series, is YA Cyberpunk Mirador series, and his John Cleaver horror novels. If you’ve read these novels, you know that under all of that is a wonderful sense of humor – equally silly as it is dark. In this vein, Vault Books is thrilled to bring to you the first ever print-edition of Wells’ humorous, farcical historical horror novel, A Night of Blacker Darkness.
Wrongly imprisoned, Frederick Whithers is desperate to commit the crime he's already being punished for: defrauding the bank out of a vast inheritance. He fakes his death to escape, but when he's seen climbing out of a coffin everyone assumes he's a vampire; when he shows none of the traditional vampire weaknesses, they decide he must be the most powerful vampire in the history of the world. Half horror and half farce, Frederick's tale is an ever-growing avalanche of bankers, constables, graverobbers, poets, ghouls, morticians, vampires, vampire hunters, not to mention some very unfortunate rabbits.
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