Saturday, September 18, 2010

Vampires?

Vampires are mesmerizing us all these day. The House of Night vampyres back stab and try to keep from becoming undead. Stephanie Meyer's Bella submits to Edward's will happily. Heather Brewer's Vlad tries to resist his fate to rule over all vampires and enslave all humans. New vampire novels reach out from the stacks and crawl across the web browser tempting young adults every day. How long will vampires continue to mesmerize? Will they be replaced by the fae, those mystical, time changing nymphs? Will they be replaced by the shape shifters, those metamorphic body benders? Will we return to the days of gritty, nary a supernatural crosses their pages, coming of age novels? Will the blood run dry? Will the vampires simply pack up and skulk out to the woods to quietly partake of ferret and skunks, leaving the mortals to shift their attention to a new and different kind of magic? Or, will the vampires continue to avoid the stake and side-step the silver, bringing us another series of blood chilling heroes? Only time will answer the question.