Gothica : Romance of the Immortals
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A would-be author, estranged from his wife, turns to the Internet for romance and excitement. There, in the fantasy world of cyberspace, Calvin McLeish discovers an enchanting creature, Vampyra (Monique Dubois), whom he assumes to be a role-player. He and Vampyra are deep in their relationship when he learns that she truly is one of the undead. Calvin struggles to say just the right things and scribe the right words, but it takes a miraculous phenomenon to capture the dark princess?s heart. That phenomenon is his role-play character, Timetravellar, a Scottish immortal. Through their Internet romance, Timetravellar grows in strength and in realism. He suffers with being a mere creation of Calvin?s mind, and ultimately, Calvin relinquishes himself, such that Timetravellar may live and pursue his dark love, Monique Dubois, in the plane of reality. When the two immortal lovers meet, Timetravellar soon realizes that he must go back in time, nearly five centuries, to contend with the original vampire, Emilien Lazare, that bit Monique in sixteenth century France and transformed her to vampire. Upon arriving in that time, he is met by a Scottish mage, who explains that Timetravellar is, in actuality, the resurrection of a man that loved Monique, when she was held captive by Lazare in 1508 A. D.