In 1292, Sir Arthur Talon—a knight under King Phillip—was made a vampire by the wife he thought was dead. Now, he must reconcile the chivalric codes he followed in life to the vampiric codes that govern his new existence—all while continuing to protect both mortals and vampires from a threat that could destroy the world as he knows it.
In the Never Dream novels, Arthur is oldest vampire who still enforces the old Vampire Code. He is the reason that contemporary mortals consider vampires to be nothing more than a legend, and any vampire who threatens that secret must answer to him and those who follow him. Vampire takes Knight tells the story of his making, and how the old Society of Vampires came into possession of the manuscript known only as "the book."
In 2012, Carl Randolph used the first few pages of Never Dream to create his thesis for film school. His intent for a full-length film was to show Arthur's making in greater detail than what was provided in the original Never Dream. Vampire takes Knight is that story. Because it's not a full-length novel, it has been released only as an ebook, and not as a paperback.
Below is the trailer for his short film.
On a personal note, I feel particularly privileged to have a trailer for my ebook. Thank you, Carl.
Scott Charles Adams
Two factions of vampires fight for possession of the book—an ancient tome that holds the secrets of turning vampires into gods. If it falls into the wrong hands, no mortal life will be untouched.
As a knight from the thirteenth century, Arthur knows what it means to have a code—and it’s Arthur’s strict enforcement of this Code that’s kept vampires safely in the realm of legend.
Terry is an American attending the University of Salamanca until an accidental discovery changes everything she ever believed about her world. She has no idea what she’s gotten herself into, and no idea how to get herself out.
Iago’s involvement was something no one could have expected or foreseen—and the truth about him will challenge even Arthur’s philosophy on dismissing legend.
never dream has been made into a short film, and that film is making its way to film festivals. For more information, see neverdreamthemovie.com.
Never Dream, Book 2
Scott Charles Adams
In the sequel to Never Dream, the struggle for the Book continues.
The original manuscript has been found. However, there’s evidence that at least a partial copy of the Book is out there. While the family of vampires that Arthur and Jennings fought in Salamanca has been all but destroyed, the fact remains that they were answering to someone, somewhere.
Arthur relocates the Book and himself to a quiet suburb of Philadelphia. It is here they will teach Iago—originally born a wolf without any idea of his true nature—how to be a human. As long as they can get the werewolf educated and keep his existence hidden, he will provide their single greatest advantage over those who would use the secrets in the Book to change the course of human history.
Terry returns home to Boston, with no memory of the events that took place in Salamanca. Jennings keeps close tabs on her, and when she’s in a serious car accident, he must decide whether to allow her to die as a mortal or live as a vampire.
After training with Arthur and Jennings, Iago goes rogue, living among the mortals he’s learned to emulate. When Arthur calls, however, the choice is clear … if Arthur loses this fight, humans will become nothing more than food for a new, powerful breed of vampire.
The elven druid Morael has discovered a breach in the fabric of space -- a portal between his world and another. The danger of this breach is two-fold -- if left alone, it could tear both worlds apart; but if discovered by the Council of Wizards, certain of its members could use the portal to start the Demon Wars anew.
The druid and an ancient mage decide that the sfest course of action is to close it themselves -- as long as they can connive a group of mercenaries into helping ...
The first novel by Scott Charles Adams, Through the Breach is an epic fantasy, grounded by the sorts of characters not generally found in fantasy.
Fred's an old cat, and the Prince of the Pond. Under his protection, the pond has become an idyllic place, where cats don't hunt or kill the other animals. When two new kittens come into the house, Fred knows he has only a short time to teach them everything they'll need to know to become the pond's new protectors.
Reminiscent of classic children's stories like Charlotte's Web and Babe: the Gallant Pig, A Tale of Three Kitties is a funny and entertaining read for children and teens alike -- and adults who enjoyed Watership Down will appreciate the themes of love, trust, and friendship from the perspective of a house cat.