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Even if you’re not a fan of vampires or werewolves you must read this book.
Half way through the first chapter and I was just not sure about this book or my chances of finishing it. It seemed that I was seriously going to have to break out my Webster's dictionary and dust off the 19th Century Etiquette book but by the end of the chapter I was totally hooked.
I went from thinking I was not going to finish the book to putting this in the top five of my favorite series and authors.
Any description I give will in the end not do it or the author's writing the justice it deserves. I just cannot say enough about this book. Gail's writing is so masterful especially given the time period she uses for the characters. In fact I loved this so much I immediately searched and found that there was a box set of the series that I bought even though I already had the first book. If the rest of the books are even half as good as this one it will be money well spent.
This particular story is not really about the story line in my opinion but really about the characters that are brought to life in this book. The author manages to bring these fantastic characters to life with seemingly little effort. How can you not love Alexia Tarabotti and Lord Conall Maccon? Just the visuals that the author is able to bring to life in the mind’s eye is amazing. Who can help but picture the various ensembles of Lord Akeldama? Or picturing the long suffering looks from the veritable butler Floote? There is just so much more to this particular book that for me it is not about the story line but about the characters and I am OK with that.
The characters of this series just beg to be brought to life on the screen. I would love to see this series on TV. I cannot imagine that it would not be an instant hit especially with the emergent popularity of the Victorian period and vampires and werewolves.
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