Prelude to a Vampire: A Tragic Idyll by A. G. Moore
Approx. 8,500 words.
Published on November 29, 2011.
Tahano and Palao are betrothed when vampires invade their island. Tahano becomes a vampire and Palao is stolen away in the night by her mother. Tahano searches for his love, to no avail. Over time,the boy Tahano evolves into Benza, a fierce and ruthless vampire.
Much of "Prelude to a Vampire" is excerpted from "Benza Scourge of the Ages" and is offered here as an introduction to the larger book.