1810 England, the height of the Napoleonic wars. It was thought that humans walked the path of enlightenment leaving monsters and dark things behind. However, those monsters and night stalkers merely hide in the darkness, as a young maid, Bernadette, soon finds out.
I had been asked if I had read Dance in the Vampire Bund, because Angela reminded him of one of the characters. I've read a bit of it, but not enough to get a handle on the charatcers. Angela is mostly inspired from Helena from the Hellsing anime and Claudia from Interview with the Vampire.