Friday, March 19, 2010

BLOOD WILL FREEZE by Tony-Paul de Vissage



BLOOD WILL FREEZE: A cautionary tale to cause further anxiety among those worried about the arrival of 2010.


It is July, 4012.

A summer exactly two thousand years after a comet crashed into the Earth, ironically in the year the Mayan calendar ends…2012. Out of the ensuing chaos, there are two types of survivors, humans—not so many of them but enough—and the Undead—ejected from their coffins deep within the Earth to a world frozen and gray. A world where the sun never shines and vampires may walk during daylight hours.

It doesn’t take long for the Undead to inherit the Earth. They now reign, fighting among themselves for the continents, dividing them to the strongest. Now, only two remain, Alixandra, empress of North and South America and a little more inhumane in her treatment of her mortal slaves, and Celadon, lord of Europe and Asia, deadly, unscrupulous, and a sociopath par excellence, murdering his way to the top of the nosferatic food-chain. Once lovers, these two are now bitter enemies, engaged in a struggle for ownership of the planet and its few surviving humans, their rapidly-dwindling food source. Alix takes her people to Mt. St. Helens, building a tower inside the volcano’s buried cone; there the heat will keep her little herd of mortals alive, With the aid of Michael, her virginal, mortal steward, only one of six children born in the last twenty-five years, Alix awaits Celadon’s attack. Alix trusts Michael; she also lusts after him, but the young man has the ability to ignore her enticements. He alone is free from mental slavery, because Michael is a Freeley, one of the rare human mutations born immune to the vampire’s enticements.

From the seed of Michael’s free will, rebellion has taken root. Yes, Michael is readying his people for the coming attack, assuring his Undead mistress of victory but it will be a victory neither Alix nor Celadon nor even Michael himself expects.

Blood will Freeze appeared in the February, 2009, issue of Sounds of the Night Magazine. It is available at http://www.genremall.com/zinesr.htm#soundsofthenight.


CONTEST: Answer the question and win Two Vampire Tales. Send your answers to: tpvissage@neb.rr.com.

QUESTION: Dracula is written in a first-person, journal style. How many narrators does the novel have and who are there?

5 comments:

Barbara Monajem said...

Do I have to answer the question correctly to win? LOL. I don't remember about the narrators, but I did love Dracula. I saw a very early edition of it in the Merril Collection in the Toronto Public Library. It was fascinating to see that the cover was VERY plain - you could tell nothing at all about what was inside.

Tony-Paul, you have one humdinger of an imagination!

Nightingale said...

I read this story and loved it. If you want a good read, grab Sounds of the Night and be prepared to turn the pages.

Mary Ricksen said...

Good luck! What an imagination is right!

Mistress Rae said...

It's been a while since i picked up the original book! but i think I can recall Jonathan and Mina telling their sides to the story...
T.P., you story sounds absolutely AWESOME.

Phylis said...

Sounds like a terrific story Tony-Paul. I'm gonna try and send you an answer. Hopefully I get it right.