Children of the Night

Children of the Night Review

An evil legacy comes to life in this classic and ultimately human novel about believable vampires, featuring a brand-new introduction by Dan Simmons. Children of the Night will take you to a place that no one knows—yet all of us fear.

In a desolate orphanage in post-Communist Romania, a desperately ill infant is given the wrong blood transfusion—and flourishes rather than dies. For immunologist Kate Neuman, the infant’s immune system may hold the key to cure cancer and AIDS. Kate adopts the baby and takes him home to the States. But baby Joshua holds a link to an ancient clan and their legendary leader—Vlad Tşepeş, the original Dracula – whose agents kidnap the child. Against impossible odds and vicious enemies– both human and vampire – Kate and her ally, Father Mike O’Rourke, steal into Romania to get her baby back.

Title:Children of the Night
Edition Language:English

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    Children of the Night Reviews

  • Stephen

    A heartfelt bravo and a cap tip to Danny Simmons for breathing fresh air into the crowded, stale world of the vampire. Overall I am giving this one a solid 4 stars, but there are aspects here that are...

  • David Brian

    4.5 stars.I keep fluctuating between a score of either 4-or-5, because this is a tough cookie to rank accurately. Children of the Night presents an interesting take on vampires (and to be honest it is...

  • Char

    I have had an issue over the years remembering which Dan Simmons book I liked and which one I didn't. Summer of Night or Children of the Night? I had a chance to download a free audiobook, and I chose...

  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror

    I quit. Almost 200 pages in and I just can’t with this one anymore. Too boring. Too much science and medical jargon. I’m sure lab rats and science junkies would get off on all the research Dan Sim...

  • Latasha

    No. Just no. The story didn’t do it for me, the characters didn’t. I give Dan Simmons 1 Star for his take on vampires. Good for you for something new. (To me) but it wasn’t enough. ...

  • Carol

    Be forewarned that Children of the Night starts out with a brutally realistic description of post Communist Romania and the inhumane treatment of thousands of babies that is quite disturbing. Once bey...

  • Jon Recluse

    Leave it to Dan Simmons to take the legend of the vampire back to it's roots, and restore the man/monster who was once known as Vlad the Impaler and will forever be the monster known as Dracula to his...

  • Kimberly

    Well I started out reading this with a group, and the medical jargon was just too heavy to follow. I was going to leave it at that, but the "completist" in me decided to stay up until 3 am to finish i...

  • Noel

    When I read the introduction to this book, I was really excited. And when I read the first handful of chapters, I was horrified and intrigued. But from there, it went downhill pretty quickly.The chara...

  • Gary

    Simmons did a masterful job with the vampire legend. This novel has a hard sci-fi approach to horror. For the averag, non-lab, chemistry,blood analysis person some of the science can be tough as he es...