Dark AscensionPaperback - 2015
"After a lifetime of avoiding his family, Fort has discovered that working for them isn't half bad-even if his mother, Madeline, is a terrifying, murderous vampire. His newfound career has given him a purpose and a paycheck and has even helped him get his partner, foxy kitsune Suzume, to agree to be his girlfriend. All in all, things are looking up. Only, just as Fort is getting comfortable managing a supernatural empire that stretches from New Jersey to Ontario, Madeline's health starts failing, throwing Fort into the middle of an uncomfortable and dangerous battle for succession. His older sister, Prudence, is determined to take over the territory. But Fort isn't the only one wary of her sociopathic tendencies, and allies, old and new, are turning to him to keep Prudence from gaining power. Now, as Fort fights against his impending transition into vampire adulthood, he must also battle to keep Prudence from destroying their mother's kingdom-before she takes him down with it . . .a Praise for the Generation V novels 'Engrossing and endearingly quirky, with a creative and original vampire mythos . . . A treat for any urban fantasy lover!' Karen Chance,a New York Timesa bestselling author ofa Tempt the Stars 'Full of vivid characters and terrific world building . . . Loved it! Bravo, M. L. Brennan, bravo!' Devon Monk, national bestselling author ofa Infinity Bell 'Wickedly clever . . . Rapid-fire prose and intimate characterizations infuse stock mythic figures with pertinence and attitude. Fortitude is an enthralling good boy going bad, struggling to merge monstrous powers with humility and wisdom . . . Brennan's smart, sassy, and seductive vampire mythos injects fresh blood into a lethargic subgenre.'a Publishers Weekly 'These books are golden!aA fresh take on the bloodsuckers of the paranormal world.'a Kings River Life Magazine 'Brennan's new, creative take on vampires was a breath of fresh air. Creepy fresh air, but fresh nonetheless.'a All Things Urban Fantasy "
Publisher: New York, New York : ROC/New American Library, an imprint Penguin Random House LLC, 
Characteristics: x, 308 pages ; 18 cm.