Title : The Night Man Cometh
Release date : July 15th, 2011
Publisher : Class Act Books
Genre : Paranormal Romance
In 1249, Damien La Croix willingly chooses Undeath rather than perish of the Plague. Once risen as a vampire, he takes his betrothed into the dark with him, but something goes wrong and Antoinette perishes. Thus, Damien begins a solitary walk down the corridors of time in search of Antoinette's replacement. Beginning with Konstancza in 15th century Romania where Damien and his garde de nuit serve Voivoide Vlad Drakula, his search extends into the far future to a fateful meeting in a snow-filled Chicago.
Until then, Damien meets, loves, and loses each person he thinks may be the one to replace his Antoinette-Kate in Colonial America, who avenges herself against her rapist but prefers to hang rather than become an Undead; Bess, a 21st century Goth, wanting both an Undead lover and a living one and dying for the wrong choice; Michel, a concentration camp guard where Damien and his kind are imprisoned in the human answer to the Vampire Problem; Alyss - descendant of his beloved Konstancza -lost to a rival vampire's seduction. All could be his but all perish, for when the Night man Cometh, can Death be behind...?
The Night Man Cometh by Tony-Paul de Vissage is a fabulous paranormal romance that will take the readers back to the old fashion vampire tales from Bram Stoker and Anne Rice. I knew I had to read the book when I read the book description. I’m a huge fan of all vampire stories, but I love the old fashion ones and I have to say this book didn’t disappoint me.
We meet Damian La Croix when he is young, mortal and in love with his betrothed Antoinette, but disaster strikes when the plague hit their village. Antoinette gets ill and Damian is desperate to save his love and makes a deal with a sansmort who turns Damian into one himself – an immortal. In order to survive he needs to fee on his servants and his family. When he turns his betrothed Antoinette and his best friend Armand, he couldn’t imagine the grief when his Antoinette is completely gone.
During his journey to find the one woman who completes him, whom he wants to spend his immortal life with, you see Damian and his followers join Vlad Dracula’s army and fighting their very bloody battles. Damian is one of those vampires who fight like vampires need to fight to survive. But we also see a side of Damian where he is caring for the women he meets during his immortal life.
I loved the fact that Damian isn’t the typical vampire, there were definitely times where I believed he’s hard and not very likeable, but it totally fits the story and his character. He had to be the scary immortal in order to survive that long. When you get further to the end Damian definitely grew on me and finally won over my heart. I was glad to see how he grew into the vampire he is at the end, strong powerful and righteous.
Tony-Paul de Vissage has written a great novel with some interesting characters and a fabulous world I loved reading about. I definitely recommend this book to all the Bram Stoker and Anne Rice fans out there, you won’t be disappointed.