The third novel in Jasper Kent's enthralling, chilling and acclaimed historical vampire sequence - The Danilov Quintet.
Jasper Kent was born in Worcestershire in 1968, studied
Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and now lives in Hove,
As well as writing The Danilov Quintet (his internationally acclaimed sequence of historical horror novels set in Russia) Jasper works as a freelance software consultant. He has also written several musicals.
Russian officer Dmitry Danilov leads his troops in the battle for Sevastopol. Even here in the midst of terrible carnage a new horror appears. The body of a soldier is found with his throat torn out and drained of blood. Only Dmitry understands the hideous truth behind this murder, but no one would believe him, of course. Voordalak (vampires) are only myth. Meanwhile, in Moscow lives Tamara Lavrova, a secret agent for the tsar's Third Section, which has the mandate to investigate political crimes. The biological relationship between Alexi and Tamara becomes evident early on, but what will fascinate the reader is their link with Vasiliy Yudin, a ruthless scientist and sociopath with links to the voordalak and knowledge of the secret of the Romanov Betrayal. VERDICT Although theÅstory lags a bit when the protagonists begin ruminating over their personal problems, Kent's third series entry (after Twelve and Thirteen Years Later) still manages to weave military history and chilling, paranormal horror into an engaging tale.-Patricia Altner, BiblioInfo.com, Columbia, MD (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"A pure and unqualified delight. Kent wears his research lightly,
but you never doubt that he knows what he's writing about... packed
with incident and colour... there are some magnificent and
inventive horror set pieces... and Kent gives us one of the most
compelling portraits of what it would be like to be a vampire yet
committed to the page" * BLACK STATIC *
"More twists and turns than a switchback mountain road, more cliff hangers than your favourite season of 24... The Third Section is the best book yet in this series" * LITTLEREDREVIEWER *
"The author's flair and his eye for historical details create an evocative narrative that never fails to dazzle" * FANTASYHOTLIST *