This was a fun chapter to write--a vampire war. After Babet, Prosper, and Hatchet leave Dimitri's southern mansion, they race to Viviane's house in town and walk into a battle between Viviane and her clutch and the vampire thugs Zanor has sent to destroy them. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. You can find chapter 9 if you click on River City Rumble and follow the chapter links. And happy December!