The Marquis Papers Volume One: Vampire Island
by Christopher Maloney
“I am a fraud. My title, my power, my very name are not my own.” So begins the tale of Tom Hawkins, cabin boy, slave, friend of vampires, and ultimately a Marquis who changes the world. Tom lives in the 17th century, when pirates roam free and empires clash over gold. Behind the emperors sit darker figures who learn to fear the name of Hawkins.