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Children of the Night
Children of the Night
Author: Dan Simmons
In a desolate orphanage in what remains of post-Communist Romania, a desperately ill infant is given the wrong blood transfusion--and flourishes when he's supposed to die. The discovery of his unique immune system may hold the key to the long-awaited cure for cancer and AIDS. For a dedicated American doctor, he promises the medical breakthrough ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446364751
ISBN-10: 0446364754
Publication Date: 6/1/1993
Pages: 464
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3.7 stars, based on 83 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
This is the second book by Dan Simmons that I have read that offers an alternate view of what we call âvampires'. As in his other book that I read âCarrion Comfort', this offers a different twist on or view of what vampires are.

I enjoyed this book and really thought that the twist was unique. There were parts that were a little heavy with medical lingo and the ending was a bit dramatic, but still a good read.
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Helpful Score: 5
A new and intelligent twist on the vampire theme.
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Helpful Score: 5
A great scientific vampire read. Great imagination!
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Helpful Score: 5
I love how Dan Simmons researches his books. He adds a lot of truth as he tells the tale of VLAd the impalers real life in flashbacks as he tells the tale of our heroine attempting to adopt a baby in the horror of post revolution Romania in the 1990's. No love story between the vampires and the humans here. They are evil just like I like em, the walking dead parasites that they should be and our heros are determined to rid the earth of them!
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a different kind of vampire novel. I really enjoyed how it unfolded. I had guessed some things and I was totally surprised by other events. Worth the read!
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A well-paced book with lots of twists in the plot and a well thought perspective on the notion of vampirism. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
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Basic premise is that there REALLY are such things as vampires. Medical facts and procedures are presented to back the premise. Scary!

From back cover:
In a desolate orphanage in what remains of post-Communist Romania, a desperately ill infant is given the wrong blood transfusion--and flourishes when he's supposed to die. The discovery of his unique immune system may hold the key to the long-awaited cure for cancer and AIDS. For a dedicated American doctor, he promises the medical breakthrough of a lifetime, as well as a very special love she's never been able to find.
But the baby also conceals a shocking intimate link to a clan of vampires and their legendary leader--the fiend the world calls Vlad Dracula, who, for centuries, has triumphed over countless rival tyrants, including death itself...


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