Of Masques and Martyrs (Shadow Saga 3)
by Christopher Golden
Pocket Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781847399267
Date: 09 December 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
This latest in Christopher Golden's vampire series, Of Masques and Martyrs was actually released in December - but thanks to a slow postal system it's being listed in this month's column. Golden is, of course, a prolific and highly respected author, though one perhaps best known in the UK for his Buffy books and his collaborations with Buffy actress turned writer, Amber Benson, rather than for his own, rather good solo fiction. Published by Simon & Schuster in mass market paperback.
"For the Shadows, nothing can ever be the same again. Their existence revealed to the world in Of Saints and Shadows, the truth of their divided heritage revealed to themselves in Angel Souls and Devil Hearts, they must now fight the hardest battle of all -- against others of their own kind. The fragile alliance of human and vampire was shattered forever by Hannibal, among the most ancient of Shadows, who turned on them both in their hour of greatest need. Driven by blood, he thirsts for dominion, and humankind to him will always be prey. For those Shadows who walk a different path there is only one choice to be made. Hannibal must be destroyed before he destroys them all. But his followers are many, and those who oppose him are few... "