Lorraine Mace

ďCanít fly, canít drink blood, and canít even breathe half the time. No wonder your parents hid you away.Ē


Eleven-year-old Vlad is a vegetarian, asthmatic hupyre (half human, half vampire). On the night his parents disappear, his vampire relatives take over his castle. They keep him alive only to find out where the family treasure is hidden.


When Aunt Valentyna catches him eating a peach (his favourite food) and threatens to force him to drink blood, he knows he has to escape from captivity, find some courage, and vanquish his evil vampire relatives.



Werewolves and bounty hunters are just two of the perils he faces as he sets out to save not only himself, but also the inhabitants of Malign Village.