Child of Twilight
by Margaret L. Carter
Category: Fiction / Horror
260 pages; ISBN: 0759937141
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Child of Twilight
Margaret L. Carter
Hardshell, 2003, 260 pp.
Although she is half human and half vampire, Gillian doesn’t want to have a blood bond with her teacher and mentor Volnar so she runs away hoping her father, psychiatrist Roger Darvell, will come to her aid. Roger has only seen his daughter once since in the vampire culture he has no say on her upbringing. On her way to Roger’s home Gillian gives her address to Dr. Greer the man who picked her up while she was hitchhiking but she ran away when she shapeshifted. She wasn’t supposed to be able to do anything like that until she reached adolescence and she has no control over it.
When she reaches Roger’s home he allows her to stay with him and his human bond-mate Britt until something can be worked out. Camille, a half mad vampire wants to punish Roger for the death of her brother and her being locked away for the last fourteen years. She has Dr. Greer kidnap Gillian and then she kills him, making her look like a savior in Gillian’s eyes. Roger and Britt risk their lives to rescue Gillian and stop Camille before she kills anymore humans.
Margaret L. Caster’s sequel to DARK CHANGELING is everything a good vampire romance should be. The exploration of vampire culture, the villain who wants nothing more than to destroy Roger, the vampire’s love for a human and his growing love for his daughter contribute to making CHILD OF TWILIGHT one of the best vampire books this reviewer has ever read. Hopefully Ms. Carter will write Gillian’s story because readers will want to see what she is like when she is a grown-up.
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