Amun Sa and the Girl from the Desert
By Christopher Buecheler
Published: February 12, 2012.
The elder vampire Ashayt was once a simple peasant girl living in Egypt, on the outskirts of the great city of Memphis. Her life changes first when she meets a man -- Amun Sa -- with whom she falls in love, and second when she meets a deadly creature in the reeds, who bestows upon her both the gift and curse of immortality.
This story is a spoiler-free excerpt from The Children of the Sun.