The Immortal Conquistador (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
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.