NightFires Book Summary and Study Guide

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Simone dela Fer must redeem the mistakes of her past by helping the innocent victims of the French Revolution escape the atrocities of the new government. Assassin Michael Corday became her unexpected ally and together they must work to thwart an unseen enemy, whose machinations must be stopped to prevent the bloodshed of the more innocents. In the course of their dangerous mission, Simone found herself falling in love with Michael Corday; but before love could fully blossom, she must tell him what she really is: a vampire.
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The review of this Book prepared by Rina Hall

Dell, Nov 2003, 5.99, 384 pp.
ISBN: 05535841189

When Simone de la Fer reaches her family's Chateau in Normandy in 1793 she discovered that her family was slaughtered by the citizens who hated the aristocrats. Being a vampire she killed them all and then confesses to her priest who gave her an unusual penance. She is to rescue as many people from the Reign of Terror as possible and only kill in self-defense. Her prowess soon earns her the hatred of the board of the committee of public safety who put a price on the head of La Flamme as she is known.

Simone's path crosses that of Michael Corday, a British spy dispatched to Paris to assassinate the person who has killed several British agents and wants to bring the revolution to England. Simone hopes to redeem herself and regain her humanity and sees this opportunity by succeeding in their respective missions. Danger stalks them from Normandy to Paris and it is only due to Simone's powers that they have a chance of carrying out what looks to be mission impossible.

NIGHT FIRES is a vampire romance starring a protagonist who believes she can be redeemed through good works, and a hero who accepts her for what she is and falls in love with her.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Romance    -   Yes Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   vampires Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   a teen    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   super strength    -   is very quick


Earth setting:    -   19th century    -   18th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   orgies How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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