cover image I Travel by Night

I Travel by Night

Robert McCammon. Subterranean (, $35 (152p) ISBN 978-1-59606-537-6

Southern gothicist and paranormal historian McCammon (Gone South; The Wolf’s Hour) combines the two genres in this fun, fast novella. As Confederate soldier Trevor Lawson lay wounded at Shiloh, the vampire queen LaRouge turned him. Struggling to hang on to his fading humanity, he hunts his maker while taking on the odd jobs that his talents make him uniquely suited for. But the vampires of the Dark Society have decided that Lawson must be brought back into the fold or destroyed, setting a trap for him with a beautiful woman as bait. Meanwhile, Lawson negotiates the assistance of an unlikely markswoman and a vengeful priest. An explosive confrontation with the Dark Society in a bayou ghost town opens the door to more stories of Lawson and his companions, deftly sketching the wider world’s parameters without shortchanging personal conflicts. Agent: Cameron McClure, Donald Maass Literary Agency. (June)