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The Truants

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
A fresh twist on the vampire mythos, The Truants is a dystopian novel of startling intensity, narrated by immortal old-ones.

Contorting the conventional vampire narrative into a startling tale of immortality, blood lust, and rage contaminating London's inner-city youth like a virus, The Truants tells the story of the last of the old-ones - creatures afflicted with a condition not unlike vampirism: ancient, bloodthirsty, and unable to withstand sunlight.

The last old-one has decided to end his life, but before he can act he is held up at knifepoint. His assailant disappears, the knife in his pocket, the blood of the old-one seared into its sharpened edge. The knife trades hands, drawing blood again, and the old-one is resurrected through his victims' consciousness and divided, spreading through the infected. With his horde of infected youth, the old-one must reclaim the knife to regain control of his soul. But someone is out to stop him...



Praise for this book

"Markham's take on the inside of an anciet vampire's head is invigoratingly fresh as his story is by turns brutal and touching." - Jack Ketchum


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Hardback Editions

July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Truants
Author(s): Lee Markham
ISBN: 1-4683-1387-8 / 978-1-4683-1387-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Truants: A Novel
Author(s): Lee Markham
ISBN: 1-4683-1621-4 / 978-1-4683-1621-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Truants
Author(s): Lee Markham
ISBN: 0-7156-5272-9 / 978-0-7156-5272-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Truants
Author(s): Lee Markham
ISBN: 0-7156-5176-5 / 978-0-7156-5176-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Truants
Author(s): Lee Markham
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April 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Truants
Author(s): Lee Markham
Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
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