Keeper of Light and Dust
By Natasha Mostert
(New American Library, Paperback, 9780451229090, 339pp.)
Publication Date: February 2, 2010
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From the acclaimed author of Season of the Witch comes a supernatural thriller blending magic, science, and martial arts with a unique vampire hunter heroine.
Mia Lockhart is descended from Keepers-women who were warriors, healers, and protectors in ancient times. But as Mia practices her craft in South London, she has no idea she is being watched.
Adrian Ashton is a brilliant scientist. He is also a skilled martial artist-and a modern-day vampire. He has mastered the art of draining the chi of his opponents-the vital energy that flows through their bodies. And Mia finds herself drawn to his dark genius, though she has given her heart to another...
When Ashton targets the man she loves, Mia is forced to choose between them-and the choice results in a fight to the death in which love is both the greatest weakness and the greatest prize.