The Blood of Cowards: A Dark Supernatural Fantasy by Matt Cole
Series: Immortal Nights, Book 1.
Approx. 5,290 words.
Published on January 2, 2013.
The vampire, Lazarus Kalon, is on his way back to Atlanta to liberate his treasure before the city falls to Sherman's army. Sick from a prolonged thirst, Lazarus, encounters three rebel deserters in the Appalachians. Yet, as Lazarus closes in on the deserters, he is overcome by an awareness that one of these soldiers may be worthy of the immortal gift.