where the lost seldom find a path back home ...
and where the broken never seem to heal.
It is presided over by a being behind whose eyes hides a hunger for something he cannot put into words
but can only burn with the yearning.
Call him DayStar. He does.
Into this world come heroes who think themselves monsters.
And they war with DayStar ... and with themselves ...
to seek a season of peace and love that never seems to last.
But then all beauty is fragile and fleeting ... and mortal.
HERE IS THE SKEIN OF THEIR DAYS:
(guest-starring Sam McCord)
1.) CARNIVAL OF THE DAMNED
Wherein Victor has his first job interview by an open grave.
2.) THE LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH
His first meeting with the mysterious Sam McCord and the deadly ghoul, Alice Wentworth.
3.) UNDER A VOODOO MOON
Victor races across the rooftops of the French Quarter chased by evolved raptors.
4.) THE RIVAL
Marooned in 1834 New Orleans by DayStar, Victor invents the term "a hot time in the old town tonight."
5.) END OF DAYS
Told through the eyes of Alice Wentworth: Sidhe, werewolves, and the end of Man's World.
6.) THREE SPIRIT KNIGHT
Victor is back in the flesh and ready to unravel all of Time to save his friends.
CAPTAIN SAMUEL McCORD
1.) RITES OF PASSAGE
It is 1853 and McCord searches for the murderer of a young girl who is wearing the victim's face as a trophy aboard a cursed steamer bound for Paris.
2.) ADRIFT IN THE TIME STREAM
Aboard the cursed Demeter, McCord continues his love affair with the mysterious Meilori Shinseen and faces a lethal duel with DayStar.
3.) THE NOT-SO-INNOCENTS ABROAD
(1867) McCord's deadly honeymoon cruise aboard the first Air/Steamship, Xanadu, with enemies to repel, friends to protect, and a love to salvage.
4.) DEATH IN THE HOUSE OF LIFE
(1895) McCord accompanies his wife, Meilori Shinseen, to the desert wastes of Egypt in an attempt to keep his wife from destroying herself and the world while saving his marriage.
5.) THE STARS BLEED AT MIDNIGHT
(1895) McCord and Meilori battle ancient evil in the form of a evil mummy child while attempting to give the dying Mark Twain one last great adventure.
6.) HER BONES ARE IN THE BADLANDS
(1927) It is 17 years since the death of Mark Twain,
and McCord is seeking to lose himself in the making of the first talking Western movie in the wilds of the Badlands.
But undying evil is awakened.
7.) FRENCH QUARTER NOCTURNE
(2005) It is the day after Katrina.
McCord and his friend, the vampire priest Renfield,
are faced with the impossible task of keeping undead predators from preying on the survivors.
8.) CREOLE KNIGHTS
(2005) It is the month after Katrina.
McCord is fighting the Russian Mob and corrupt politicians when Death herself is kidnapped.
And his long duel with DayStar reaches its lethal conclusion.