|It is 1875 and Joshua York is a vampire part of a race
that existed long before humans existed and who need to drink fresh blood once a month.
After discovering a harmless way to do this, Joshua wants to become bloodmaster (leader of
this society), gather his people and lead them out of hiding to live peacefully with
humans. His main obstacle in this is the current bloodmaster, Damon Julian, ancient,
insane, and seriously depraved.
Abner Marsh is a broke Mississippi steamboat owner. To
turn his luck around and regain his business, he accepts an offer of partnership from
Joshua York. He wants the new steamboat, the Fevre Dream to use as a cover when travelling
in search of his kind. Abner knows Joshua is a bit off but his love for the
river helps suppress his misgivings.
There was a lot of boring (to me) detail about boats and I lost interest. The story
seemed slow-paced and to drag with all the flashbacks. There wasnt enough romance
for me and it was too much in the horror genre, which is not appealing to me. If you want
light, fluffy, mindless entertainment, this is not the book for you. If you like
historical horror boat vampire stories, try this.