LATEST NEWS: The next Dark Season books are:
20th Century Vampire (April 2012) – A prequel to the whole series.
Nimrod (July 2012) – The start of the second series.
DARK SEASON – SERIES 1
Dark Season: The Last Vampire is the first volume in the Dark Season series about silent vampire Patrick and his developing relationship with a human girl named Sophie.
After being nearly killed in a brutal mugging, Sophie finds herself drawn into Patrick’s world. Unable – or unwilling? – to say a word, Patrick is a vampire with a dark past. He’s the last vampire on the planet, having been the only one to survive a devastating war that lasted for centuries. But how did he survive, and what dark secret has he sworn never to reveal.
Meanwhile a dangerous vampire hunter closes in on Patrick, and it becomes clear that Sophie’s destiny is linked to the last vampire in ways she can’t possible imagine.
In volume 2 of the Dark Season series, Sentinel, Sophie decides she has to learn more about Patrick before she can get closer to him. So she sets out to investigate the case of two girls who were apparently killed by a vampire many years ago. Was Patrick responsible?
Sophie’s investigation is almost cut short when an angry Patrick tries to stop her in her tracks. But Sophie is determined to uncover the truth about what happened all those years ago, and she’s soon led to a dangerous meeting with a very old lady in a nursing home.
Along the way, Sophie also meets Adam, who offers a refreshing antidote to Patrick’s quiet reflection. As she gets closer to Patrick, Sophie also finds herself increasingly drawn to Adam.
Volume 3 of the Dark Season series is titled Army of Wolves. When she meets someone who knew Patrick many years ago, Sophie is intrigued by the possibility of discovering more about the enigmatic and silent vampire.
But the new guy in town, Hamish, has his own secrets. He’s a werewolf, running from the rest of his pack and determined to get Patrick to help him fight back. When he meets Sophie, however, Hamish comes up with a better plan. Kidnapping Sophie, Hamish gets ready to put this new plan into action – even if it means Sophie could get torn apart by a pack of wolves.
Meanwhile Patrick is determined to help his old friend, seemingly oblivious to the dangers that Sophie is facing as the wolves close in. Will Hamish’s insane plan work, or will the Alpha Wolf decide to kill everyone in his path as he hunts Hamish down?
In volume 4, The Civil Dead, Sophie finds her life falling apart following a death in the family an some shocking health news. At the same time, Patrick seems to be keeping his distance. Is this all a coincidence, or is something conspiring to bring Sophie down?
A glimmer of hope then arrives in the form of a – literal – ghost from the past, someone who seems to offer an alternative to Patrick. But as Sophie is drawn to this dark figure, she begins to understand that someone – or something – is feeding off her unhappiness. And there’s a very good reason why Patrick can’t come anywhere near her.
The fifth volume of the series is The Life, Death, Life, Life and Death of Martin Keller, in which Sophie discovers the shocking truth about Patrick and Vincent, while an insane vampire hunter sets out to kill Patrick and start a new race of vampires.
This is probably the darkest book in the series so far. Not only are there moments when Sophie seems utterly alone, but there’s also a tragic twist at the end of the book. Once this volume is completed, the Dark Season books will never be the same again. You’ll see why…
Then we come to Gothos (Dark Season VI), which will be out very soon…