This novella brings back the characters from the stories of New Amsterdam 40 years later (1938). I liked the portrayal of the vampire caring for his aging companions and the description of how his identities and memories flow away from him over the years. It's an odd parallel magic-using world where the Prussians have successfully invaded Britain in the late 20s. The story swings from the vampire to the story of two girls training to be bodyguards to the Chancellor in a very creepy way... I was happy to see a reference to the vampire's knitting habit.