Rated of 5
Of course the new characters are thin, they're vampyres. I loved this book, it's a great parody (and parody is what Terry does best)of all those vampire-type horror stories. All the aversion training with lemons and garlic is hilarious, and I now look twice at someone in a fancy waistcoat. Terry takes each of the vampyre stereotypes and destroys them (and everyone knows you never invite a vampyre into your home). The vampyres are well drawn characters, apparently genteel and sophisticated, but when you come down to it, they're cruel and self-centred. Surely this is how they should be? This is one book where Nanny and Granny are out of their depth, but hey they're witches not supernatural beings. They're certainly not "demeaned" in any way - yes they get a rough time but that's what makes the characters all the more believable. It's a classic good vs evil story.