cover image Silver Under Nightfall

Silver Under Nightfall

Rin Chupeco. Saga, $28.99 (512p) ISBN 978-1-982195-71-7

YA author Chupeco (The Bone Witch) makes the vampire genre feel fresh in their sensual and thrilling adult debut. Alurian vampire hunter Lord Remington “Remy” Pendergast is cast out by his own troop, the Reapers, thanks to rumors that he may be half-vampire, clan politics, and his arrangement with the leader’s wife, whom he sleeps with for information. His circumstances change even more unexpectedly when vampire nobles Zidan Malekh and Xiaodan Song visit Aluria to establish an alliance with the kingdom. As word spreads that dead vampires are being revived and controlled by some unknown dark force, the noble couple solicit Remy’s help to investigate—and both develop an infatuation with him. Now it’s up to this polyamorous trio to stop the evil and forge a peaceful alliance between vampires and humans. Chupeco’s multilayered gothic world is packed with political intrigue and treachery in both human and vampire realms and a delightfully queer cast. Gory action, exciting plot twists, and steamy love scenes keep the pages flying, but the author still makes time for a delicate, sensitive exploration of trauma and recovery. This stands out among the crowded vampire fantasy field. Agent: Rebecca Podos, Reese Literary. (Sept.)