THE DARK BLOOD OF POPPIES, Freda Warrington's third novel in her Vampyre trilogy, is an excellent blend of horror, humor, 1920's period history and fantasy. Reminiscent of Anne Rice's VAMPIRE CHRONICLES, Warrington does the concept better by introducing new elements, such as The Crystal Ring, a method of astral travel used by her Vampyres. She beings in the ancient Vampyre Mother Lilith and introduces the concept of an impending Armageddon in the Vampyre world, a la White Wolf's roleplaying game, VAMPIRE: THE MAS- QUERADE. But Warrington's work rises far, far above Rice and White Wolf. Now that I've read the third novel, I have to go back and locate the first two! Highly, highly recommended! Unfortuna- tely, available only in Great Britain(I obtained my copy by e-mailing the author, who sent me a complimentary, inscribed copy!)at the moment.Let's hope an American publioshed snaps up the trilogy "real soon now!" Sweet nightmares...and remember STAY OUT OF THE DAYLIGHT!