Madelaine de Montalia, anthropologist, scholar and vampire goes to the American West in the 1840's to learn from the American Indians, as her creator Saint-Germain did 200 years before in South America. She's already spent time with 8 tribes when she comes to San Francisco in 1855 to write up her experiences when she meets and fall in love with William T. Sherman, her banker. She's only with the married Sherman for seven months that year then goes on the learn from a few other tribes before she studies the Choctaw in Oklahoma, then in Alabama and Georgia. It is there that she meets Sherman again, caring for the wounded because she can't let people suffer when she is capable of alleviating that suffering. They spend eight months “together” during the last year of the war. Six years later she sees him twice during a European sojourn. He is the major love of her life.
The review of this Book prepared by Julia Walter