||During one of Napoleon's military campaigns, Edouard Delmont,
a young officer, promised to marry Alinska, a Hungarian girl. Back in
France, he goes back on his vows and marries someone else. Several years
later, Alinska suddenly reappears in his life, transformed into an avenging
vampire. She threatens to kill his wife and children unless he honors
the vows he made to her...
In La Vampire (1825), Étienne-Léon de Lamothe-Langon
tells the story of the first, implacable, female vampire. What makes
Alinska stand out in the ranks of female vampires is that she is not
a predator, but the instrument of a higher power, working for God as
the tool of Divine Wrath.
Cover by Nathalie Lial
Published by Black Coat Press in August 2011