Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin

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Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain, suspects that something’s amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York doesn’t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh’s dilapidated fleet; nor does he care that he won’t earn back his investment in a decade. York’s reasons for traversing the powerful Mississippi are to be none of Marsh’s concern—no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious York’s actions may prove. Not until the maiden voyage of Fevre Dream does Marsh realize that he has joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare—and humankind’s most impossible dream.

About George R.R. Martin

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GEORGE R. R. MARTIN's Song of Ice and Fire series, beginning with A Game of Thrones (Bantam, 1996), are among the top-selling fantasy novels of this generation and is now an HBO series that will began airing in 2011. He lives in New Mexico.
Published September 28, 2004 by Bantam. 368 pages
Genres: Romance, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction
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This reluctant hero is Abner Marsh, once-prosperous owner of an ill-fated steamboat fleet--who can't resist an offer from pale stranger Joshua York in 1857 St. Louis: York will finance the building of a luxurious new steamboat for Marsh to captain .

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Vampire York feels guilty about how vampires treat humans as though they were farm animals;

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(Not that they’re not offensive, but Martin makes them part of the texture of the story, and as such, they add to the ambiance rather than detracting from it.) Also, as a child of the bayou myself, I am grateful to anyone who doesn’t try to overly embellish New Orleans history or populate their S...

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In fact the vampire element is extremely slight and it's interesting that it's not used as a lazy device to push the story further forward, more that it's used as a back drop to the main narrative.

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