The Immortal Conquistador by Carrie Vaughn

Discover the deadly origins of the noble immortal Rick, ally to bestselling author Carrie Vaughn’s fan-favourite werewolf, Kitty Norville.

Ricardo de Avila would have followed Coronado to the ends of the earth. Instead, Ricardo found the end of his mortal life, and a new one, as a renegade vampire.

For over five hundred years, Ricardo has upset the established order. He has protected his found family from marauding demons, teamed up with a legendary gunslinger, appointed himself the Master of Denver, and called upon a church buried under the Vatican. He has tended bar and fended off evil werewolves.

Life for a vampire is always long, but for Rick, it is never uncomplicated.

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[RICK SLUNG HIS BAG over his shoulder, descended the steel staircase from the plane to the tarmac, and set foot in Europe for the first time in five hundred years]

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(Tachyon Publications, 13 March 2020, 192 pages, ebook, #ARC from @TachyonPub and voluntarily reviewed)

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I’d never heard of the author before or Kitty Norville. Clearly I’ve been missing out. I really enjoyed this book so will probably check out more work by the author. I have a fondness for vampire fiction and the more original and interesting the better. The Immortal Conquistador ticks all the boxes for me. The world building is excellent considering Ricardo lives through different eras in the book. Ricardo is not like typical vampires in fiction as he has a heart of gold and appears more human than monster. The Immortal Conquistador starts with Ricardo’s origins when he’s turned into a vampire. I enjoyed every tale on offer here.

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