The Devil’s Knight
The Devil’s Knight is Tristan DuMaine, cousin to King Henry II, who is sent to fortify a border castle. He tries to be a benevolent, if stern, lord. His servants and serfs, however, remain loyal to the son of the former lord. The son, Sean, and his sister, Siobhan, have turned brigands and live in the forest. With the help of their people on the inside, the brother and sister take over the castle and kill all the Normans except DuMaine. They force him to marry Siobhan, then beat him and carry his dying body five days away where instead of killing him they leave him to die. A vampire spots him and decides to be merciful and speed his dying, but DuMaine, ever the fighter, bites him back and becomes a vampire himself. DuMaine is a good vampire; he only feeds on evil people. Recovered from his wounds, he returns to the castle to wreak revenge and claim his bride.
Lucy Blue seems to have written this vampire story with tongue in cheek, but it is not a spoof. She includes many trite myths and legends, but if vampires are your meat, here’s a fresh approach to feed on.