New in paperback from Griffin Trade, last year at this time, January Magazine contributing editor Lincoln Cho liked The Midnight Guardian well enough at its debut, even while he wondered if the world really needed any new vampires:
A sort of alternate history, with vampires, The Midnight Guardian opens on Hitler’s Germany, right at the bloody center of the Second World War. By 1940, Hitler has managed to kill all the vampires in Europe and Britain’s vampires are outraged and incensed and determine to disrupt the Nazis from their course of destruction.The paperback imagery is way racier than that which graced the hardcover. That classier cover can be seen along with Cho’s original review here.
Stratford’s story is tight and she can certainly write but one just wonders if -- really? -- the world is ready for still more vampires after we’ve seen so very many. Still The Midnight Guardian is a worthwhile and in some ways thought-provoking book.