Love's Pale Shadow

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Title: Love's Pale Shadow
Publisher: Lone Gull Press
Author(s): Sharon Wisdom
Cover Artist(s):
Date(s): 1993
Medium: print
Genre: gen
Fandom: Dark Shadows
Language: English
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Love's Pale Shadow is a gen Dark Shadows novel by Sharon Wisdom, illustrated by Jane Lach.

cover by Jane Lach


From an ad in The World of Dark Shadows #71/72: "An absorbing tale of Julia's encounter with an ancient Celtic king, a curse that has bound them together nearly for a millenium, and Barnabas' frantic attempts to return Julia to Collinwood with him. Mystical, haunting, and sweepingly romantic."

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Wisdom crafted another terrific, “alternate world” tale in Love’s Pale Shadow, under the Lone Gull Press emblem in 1993. This turnabout-is-fair-play story depicts Julia falling in love with another vampire, one far older and more in tune with his preternatural abilities than Barnabas. Julia embraces the lifestyle and there’s a supremely satisfying moment when she and Barnabas confront each other again, many years later, and Barnabas gets an overdue emotional comeuppance. Significantly, Love’s Pale Shadow adopted a new attitude toward vampirism – that a cure was not necessarily desirable, that it could be humanely managed. This theme seemed to presage a similar theme in books by Anne Rice and Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight saga. [1]


  1. ^ from The Collins Mausoleum #3