Key had a very happy life on a farm - until her ninth birthday, when she lost her mom and dad, was changed into a vampire, and was ushered to the City of the Dead where she was thrown into the Dungeon of Despair. Key is now imprisoned for the rest of her immortal life in darkness, loneliness, and emptiness. But hope is not lost when Key is befriended by a ghost, a witch, and an immortal puppy. Through friendship, Key must learn that she herself is the key to freedom from Despair. Brought to life with the dazzling artwork of Raven Quinn, Becket - assistant to New York Times best-selling author Anne Rice - shares with you an enchanting world of vampire castles, glowing flowers, Crinomatics, and mostly dead Mystical Creatures.
A vampire story geared for the young and the young at heart. I wondered about this story a try after reading about the author. I became certain after listening to the sample. A vampire story in an alternate world. A vampire story about a vampire who is turned at 9 years old trying to grow up. This is a story with the emphasis on the good in our young vampire as she copes with her environment. Katherine Kellgren does a great job reading.