This began as part of the Night World book Strange Fate, but the characters were so compelling . . . that the tale grew in the telling. It is now being planned as an independent, standalone book, with vague connections to the Night World, perhaps. In any case, it will follow the Post- Apocalyptic adventures of the courtesan Brionwy and her young “abled” friend Crispy as they fight to escape the Slave Farm to which they both belong. Rating: for mature people who enjoy suspense and vampire tales.