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The Immortal Conquistador (Kitty Norville)

Carrie Vaughn



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13 March 2020
Horror & ghost stories; Fantasy; Cultural & Period Fantasy; Dark Fantasy / Grimdark; Humorous Fantasy; Urban Fantasy; Vampire Paranormal; Werewolf Paranormal; Werewolves Fantasy; Vampires Fantasy
Series: Kitty Norville
Discover the deadly origins of the noble immortal Rick, ally to bestselling author Carrie Vaughn's fan-favorite werewolf, Kitty Norville Ricardo de Avila would have followed Coronado to the ends of the earth. Instead, Ricardo found the end of his mortal life, and a new one, as a renegade vampire-conquistador.

For over five hundred years, Ricardo has upset the established order. He has protected his found family from marauding demons, teamed up with a legendary gunslinger, appointed himself the Master of Denver, and called upon a church buried under the Vatican. He has tended bar and fended off evil werewolves.

Life for a vampire is always long, but for Rick, it is never uncomplicated.
By:   Carrie Vaughn
Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   181g
ISBN:   9781616963217
ISBN 10:   1616963212
Series:   Kitty Norville
Pages:   196
Publication Date:   13 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn is best known for her fourteen volume Kitty Norville series, about a werewolf who hosts a talk radio advice show for supernatural beings. She is also the author of the superhero novels, The Golden Age saga. Vaughn is a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared-world novels edited by George R.R. Martin, and also writes the Harry and Marlowe steampunk short stories about an alternate nineteenth century that makes use of alien technology. She has a master's degree in English literature, graduated from the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop in 1998, and returned to the workshop as Writer in Residence in 2009. She is the winner of the RT Reviewer Choice Award for Best First Mystery for Kitty and The Midnight Hour, won the WSFA Small Press award for best short story for Amaryllis, and she has been has been nominated for the Hugo Award. A bona fide Air Force brat (her father served on a B-52 flight crew during the Vietnam War), Vaughn grew up all over the U.S. but managed to put down roots in the area of Boulder, Colorado, where she pursues an endlessly growing list of hobbies and enjoys the outdoors as much as she can. She is fiercely guarded by a miniature American Eskimo dog named Lily.

Reviews for The Immortal Conquistador (Kitty Norville)

Vaughn presents a gratifying origin story for Ricardo Rick de Avila, vampire Master of Denver and partner to the popular werewolf heroine of her Kitty Norville series. -- Publishers Weekly The path from conquistador to bartender is filled with battles and death, protection and hope. Vaughn weaves a beautiful tale of a devout man who faces the Devil and wins. VERDICT This fast-paced novella, filled with action and emotion, offers a satisfying entry back into the 'Kitty Norville' series. --Library Journal The Immortal Conquistador was a captivating read that finally shed some light on one of the most interesting and secretive characters from the Kitty universe. This book is sure to please all the Kitty Norville fans out there! --Fantasy Hotlist What I love about Vaughn's writing is that she takes you on a fun adventure and secretly sneaks in layers of complexity to her characters where you find yourself thinking about them for days on end. I can't wait to see where this series is heading! --Infinite Text A must have for Kitty Norville fans, but also an excellent standalone for readers new to Vaughn's worlds. --Kelley Armstrong, author of Wherever She Goes and Led Astray. No surprise to anyone, but Carrie Vaughn can write the sixteenth century up through the Old West as well as it's been done. And it just feels so good to sneak back into the Kittyverse through the vampire door. --Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels and The Only Good Indians. Carrie Vaughn's The Immortal Conquistador is an excellent addition to her Kitty Norville books, and gives us a closer look at one of her most fascinating characters. --Stephen Blackmoore, author of the Eric Carter Necromancer series I love this story and highly recommend it. A cool bonus of this [book]--you can read it totally independent of the Kitty Norville series . . . I'm very glad I got it. --The Irresponsible Reader Praise for Carrie Vaughn For The Bannerless 2017 Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award Bannerless is both a fine murder mystery and a multi-layered look at a different kind of society. --Analog Science Fiction & Fact Vaughn skillfully portrays a vastly altered future America that's almost unrecognizable decades after its total collapse; the ... focus on sustainability and responsibility is unusual, thought-provoking, and very welcome. --Publishers Weekly Amazing and compelling, Vaughn brings her deft characterization and humanity to bear on a post-apocalyptic world that is all too real. --Tobias S. Buckell, bestselling author of Arctic Rising For The Wild Dead: [STARRED REVIEW] This thrilling postapocalyptic mystery, which demonstrates the author's wide range of style, will please Vaughn's many fans. --Library Journal Structurally, this is a standard police procedural; it's the environment, the carefully constructed future society, that gives it a unique flavor. Beautifully executed. --Booklist The Wild Dead is a highly enjoyable and captivating sophomore entry in the Bannerless series. --Geeks of Doom For Kitty Saves the World The open nature of Kitty's character and the way Vaughn makes her such a likeable character make this the only urban fantasy world where I want to read every book of the series. The Denver Post A great series for fans of the recent werewolf-vampire craze who want to move beyond Stephanie Meyer or Charlaine Harris. The Daily News Kitty Saves the World is probably my favorite final book in any series that I've read. I highly recommend [it]. --All Things Urban Fantasy

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