"All of us have a path to follow, and that path begins in the heart." - Samuel McCord
The world is filled with mystery and shadow.
What is life? The years bring us the conceit that we grasp life. What we grasp is but illusion.
Childlike we seize a fistful of seawater and say we hold the ocean. And even that slips through our grasping fingers.
As the ocean holds depths, man will never see so does life.
But one cursed man has seen more than most. And the enemies he has made doing so are now trying to un-make him.
From the undead halls of power in colonial Washington, D.C., to the bloody plains of India, to the mystery-shrouded deserts of Egypt, Texas Ranger Captain Samuel McCord is spoken of in whispers lest he take notice of the speakers.
Follow his cursed footsteps from 1826 and the death bed of President John Adams to the blood-stained hills and ravines of 1857 India. And finally to 1895 Cairo and the far deserts wastes of Egypt.
Some fool has disturbed the sleep of something that should never have been awakened. And it is up to McCord, his deadly wife, Meilori Shinseen, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Nikola Tesla, and Lt. Winston Churchill to keep the world from slipping into a new Dark Age of madness and death.
But this time, the past has caught up with McCord in the form of the undead Abigail Adams and the revenant Empress Theodora of the Unholy Roman Empire.
Worse, an ancient Pestilence in the body of a mummy child now reaches out for him and those he loves.
And his friends and even the world itself may soon pay the terrible price if Samuel McCord cannot be more than what he believes he can be.
Would you listen to The Stars Bleed at Midnight again? Why?
Yes, the book surprised me. Wonderful writing and great narration. So many characters and interesting twists. Yeomans has a knack for the human condition and displays it in a fascinating world.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I loved Samuel Clemens and Oscar Wilde. What a wonderful partnership.
What does Robert Rossmann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Hard to believe that one actor is creating so many characters, each with their own easily identified personas.
Any additional comments?
Loved it, it is a great find. I am going to look for Roland Yeomans and Robert Rossmann's other books.