The Midnight Guardian

A Millennial Novel

Sarah Jane Stratford

St. Martin's Griffin

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It’s 1938, and Hitler's tentacles have commenced their stranglehold on Europe. The Nazi empire will soon be purged of all "tainted" bloodlines…including vampires.

London’s ancient tribunal of vampires is aghast at the destruction taking place on the Continent and resolves to send its five most formidable vampires— immensely powerful "millennials" who have lived more than a thousand years— to infiltrate and destroy the Nazis. Brilliant and beautiful millennial Brigit is loath to go, for it means leaving behind her vampire lover Eamon, whom she made eight centuries ago. But go she must; her powers are needed if the mission is to have any chance of success.

As the millennials attempt to penetrate and sabotage Hitler’s armies, they discover that the Nazis are more capable and more monstrous than they'd ever imagined. Forced to take bolder, more dangerous steps, they soon attract the attention of specially trained vampire hunters loyal to Hitler and his vision of a vampire-free world. Exposed, deep inside enemy territory, with vicious Nazi officers and hunters at her heels, Brigit must attempt a daring escape from the Continent, guarding precious cargo that marks the only hope of salvaging their mission. 

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Midnight Guardian
Chapter 1Berlin-Basel train. August 1940.There were three young SS troopers in the dining car, all vying to buy the lovely young blonde a drink. Didn't she know a finger of schnapps was very healthy before going to bed?Brigit smiled, taking care not to look any of the men in the eye, willing a blush onto her cheeks. These men weren't the problem, anyway; it was the other one, slightly superior, marching past them again, fixing her with that unchanging steely glance. She'd seen his eyes on her not five minutes after boarding, and they'd lingered just long enough to beg the question.

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"A ripping adventure, a thrilling chase…and well-realized characters make for an impressive first novel." --Booklist

"It's easy to get sucked into this rich and complex tale with its believable alternate history and its dynamic vampire society. This dark, intriguing story casts a new light on a dark time in history." –RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)


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Sarah Jane Stratford

Sarah Jane Stratford received an MA in medieval history from the University of York in England. She lives in New York. This is her first novel.

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The Midnight Guardian
A Millennial Novel
Sarah Jane Stratford

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
September 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312611385
ISBN10: 0312611382
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$18.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
October 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429985499
ISBN10: 1429985496
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$7.99
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