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I really like Robert R McCammon books and have read all of them to date, but to charge £18+ for effectively nothing more then a chapter of a future book is a strait rip off, if I had paid the price of a paper back for this so called book I would have felt short changed....do not buy, save your money and buy 3 other good horror books....
For a long time, Robert R. McCammon was one of the heavy hitters of horror, delivering epics like Swan Song and Stinger alongside more unclassifiable fare as secret agent-cum-werewolf tale The Wolf’s Hour and the truly wonderful Boy’s Life. McCammon might not be as well known these days, but he continues to write plenty, including the delightful, if slight, I Travel By Night. A Weird Western about a vampire bounty hunter named Trevor Lawson, I Travel by Night is economical and spare in its plotting, wasting little time in throwing us into Lawson’s conflict with a larger group of vampires intent on drawing him out. What results is pretty pulpy, with a lot of world-building and some fun action scenes, all confined to a short novella that feels almost overly slim. Still, it feels like a fun experiment and first step into a larger series, and while there’s little groundbreaking or special here, that doesn’t really make it less fun or enjoyable - McCammon hasn’t lost a step over time, and he knows how to steer into pulp goodness.
Trevor Lawson was a good man, a confederate soldier, injured at the battle of Shilo and bitten by the vampire LaRouge. A quarter century has passed and he's still struggling to hold on to the last remnants of his humanity. On his business card, "beneath his name and the address of the Hotel Sanctuaire, was the line All Matters Handled. And below that: I Travel By Night."
Robert McCammon has some serious writing chops and uses them to tell a tight and completely entertaining story that is ripe with the possibilities for as many sequels as he may care to write.
Lawson lives with "the hope that one day he might throw off this heavy burden and find his way back to the sun. But to do that, (he) would have to find—and kill—the vampire he knew as LaRouge. There had been many trails, but always she slipped the moment. The Dark Society protected her, for she was their deathless and beautiful Queen."
I readily recommend this tale of the weird wild west.
I Travel by Night by Robert McCammon, from Subterranean Press, is available as an e-book and on the secondary market as a Deluxe Hardcover signed by the author.
From the author's bio - Robert McCammon is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including the award-winning Boy's Life and my personal favorite Swan Song. There are more than four million copies of his books in print.
A step into the world of vampires, with a western twist. It's not scary scary vampire business as we know from past vampires adventures. It's the and plot with an addition of the word "ichor" never heard of it in any vampire pictures or read it until this adventure. Would like to know whats going to transpire between Trevor and Ann as they both continue their quest to try and fix the earth of the "undead" many have tried, but did they succeed?? I wonder what explanation Ann Kingsley and Trevor Lawson will give the father about why Eva not with them?? STRANGE BEDFELLOWS.😬 Or should we say "strange fruit hanging from the vine."
Trevor Lawson is a gentleman-adventurer cut from the cloth of the old television westerns such as "Have gun will travel." In fact, Lawson has a business card promising to take on any challenge for a fee and warranting that "I travel by night." Lawson calls New Orleans circa 1880 his home and he carries two backward facing revolvers.
Lawson has a reason for travelling by night - he's a vampire. He's been a vampire since he was turned in the Civil War. Now, his ambition is to find the vampire who turned him into a creature who is losing his humanity day by day.
But even a vampire has to make a living and working the night side of the Old West is how he does it. He's given an assignment to rescue a kidnapped girl that he knows is a set-up by the organized undead who hate Trevor for turning his back on his new unlife. He takes on the job and travels to swampland Louisiana. Along the way he obtains the assistance of his New Orleans home-base ally, Father Dealle, and he acquires an unlikely ally in the form of a woman sharpshooter.
Does Lawson get out in one piece? Does he rescue the girl?
Read the book.
The author, Robert McCammon, is obviously setting this up as series with allies and the mission of finding his vampire creator and avoiding the tendrils of the vampire organization.
It was a fun and engaging read. The book is well-worth the time and price.
Okay, Robert McCammon is one of my all time favorite horror authors, surpassing even Stephen King. One of the things I like about McCammon is that unlike the aforementioned King, McCammon doesn't have the animosity toward children the King often shows. This story is well-written and quite interesting with a slightly different take on his other vampire masterpiece, They Thirst. This one leans toward the vampire hero instead of the vampire villain. It reminded me a great deal of DC's old I, Vampire series. Excellent writing, excellent characters, and a story to knock your socks off! I Travel by Night
5.0 out of 5 stars
Robert McCammon is one of my all time favorite horror authors
Reviewed in the United States on 12 May 2016
Okay, Robert McCammon is one of my all time favorite horror authors, surpassing even Stephen King. One of the things I like about McCammon is that unlike the aforementioned King, McCammon doesn't have the animosity toward children the King often shows. This story is well-written and quite interesting with a slightly different take on his other vampire masterpiece, They Thirst. This one leans toward the vampire hero instead of the vampire villain. It reminded me a great deal of DC's old I, Vampire series. Excellent writing, excellent characters, and a story to knock your socks off! [[ASIN:B00C89CF5O I Travel by Night]]