A Light to Starve By

A Light to Starve By

Axel Taiari

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror / Literature & Fiction

Review "It helps, too, that this is a great story. (...) The prose beautifully paints a world of ugliness and pulls you in." --Outsider Writers Collective And Press "Taiari may very jolly well be a hopeless romantic; the urge he has to put down these words the best example." --Thunderdome "And if vampires do indeed exist, A Light To Starve By is oh so much more than an engaging story, it's a map of what may come. In this world, the one to come, there are monsters, and when there are monsters, the things we cling to - science, god - are no longer any good, for crosses do nothing, and vaccines may immunize, but they don't stop death. Then again, A Light To Starve By might just be a mind-blowing story." --The Velvet "Love prevails and leaves you bleeding on the floor in this dark, noir Romeo and Juliet story. However, this time around Romeo drinks blood, Tybalt is the catholic church, armed to the teeth with silver bullets and are severing heads without discrimination. Benvolio is a one-eyed blood dealer, scarred from when his wife lost her mind and tried to kill him." --Sean P. Ferguson Product DescriptionA dark novelette, set in near-future Paris, where vampires and werewolves are hunted like rabid dogs and put down just as quickly. Their existence is common knowledge, the army and police patrol the streets looking for them, families barricade themselves at night, and even the Catholic Church has its own task force. The majority of the population has been vaccinated, making their blood highly poisonous. What little remains of the vampire society is now reduced to dealing untainted blood like drugs, living in hiding, owning clean human slaves to drink from, and generally living a pathetic life.Amidst the chaos, a clan-less vampire who has been starving for too long does his best to survive, mugging and stealing goods in order to feed himself. His only real link with humanity is a woman he lost years ago. As he checks up on her one night, he finds her missing, and all hell breaks loose.(Length: novelette, ~30 pages)(Cover art and design by Boden Steiner. theaugmental.carbonmade.com )
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