The Moonlight Brigade

A Millennial Novel

Sarah Jane Stratford

St. Martin's Griffin

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When a vital member of the British millennials’ mission goes missing after an intense firefight with Nazi-supported vampire hunters, Mors, the mission’s powerful leader, vows to discover the truth behind his disappearance. The perilous search takes Mors from Berlin to his own ancient stomping grounds—Rome.

Mors was once one of the Roman Republic’s greatest generals—until his rebirth as a vampire under unprecedented circumstances—and when he sees Italy under Fascism, he forms a new mission: to return the country to a true republic, and perhaps guide its people into the light himself.

But it will take collaboration with human partisans to achieve his new dream, a dangerous alliance that most vampires would never attempt, made even more unstable by his growing love for the partisans’ beautiful and brave organizer, Giulia. As the Allies prepare to invade Italy, and hunters and Nazi-collaborators start to encircle him, Mors’s quest for vengeance, intense passion, and hunger for power force him to confront the demons of both his past and present. A very different war is about to begin. .

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Chapter One
Berlin. April 20, 1941.
 
The Nazis prided themselves on being boisterous singers, and the show they made of gathering around tables set with the bounty of a Christmas feast, all to sing songs praising their Führer on his birthday, was laughable to anyone who dared to laugh.
The figure of a man lounging outside the house, just out of range of the candlelight, did not laugh, but rather yawned. Every well-appointed house in Berlin was hosting an eerily similar party. The candles in a wooden ring, as if they were at a child’s party, the table as heavily laden

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"A seamless and engaging tale ...Stratford’s combination of history and the paranormal is what makes this series stand out in the crowded arena of vampire novels."--Booklist
 
"If you love the flavor of bygone dialogue, a literary fantasy with a hint of Shelley or Stoker, you’ll love this WWII-set tale." -- RT Book Reviews
 
"Fans of historical fiction and the vampire novels of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro should enjoy this dark period fantasy that combines war and romance flavored with the hunger for blood."--Library Journal
 
"This is a unique series, with a fascinating viewpoint of vampires, and how they perceive the humans that they must use to sustain their lives." --Deadly Pleasures

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About the Author

Sarah Jane Stratford

SARAH JANE STRATFORD received an MA in medieval history from the University of York in England. She lives in New York, New York.

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The Moonlight Brigade
A Millennial Novel
Sarah Jane Stratford

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
August 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312560140
ISBN10: 0312560141
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$15.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
August 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429983846
ISBN10: 1429983841
320 pages
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