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Thirteen Years Later


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Set in Russia in the 1820s, the chilling sequel to the acclaimed historical vampire novel, Twelve

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Born in Worcestershire in 1968, Jasper Kent read Natural Sciences at Cambridge before embarking on a career as a software consultant. He also pursues alternative vocations as a composer, musician and now novelist. The inspiration for his bestselling debut, Twelve (and the subsequent novels in The Danilov Quintet) came from a love of 19th-century Russian literature and darkly fantastical, groundbreaking novels such as Frankenstein and Dracula. His researches have taken him across Europe and to Saint Petersburg, Moscow and the Crimea. He lives in Brighton. To find out more, visit


Second in a projected quintet, this impressive historical-horror novel continues the action of Kent's Twelve (2010), in which Russian secret agent Aleksei Danilov defeated a band of vampires who were concealing their bloody rampage in the social chaos during Napoleon's 1812 invasion. Now a colonel in the Russian army, Aleksei has infiltrated a club of would-be revolutionaries who threaten the life of czar Aleksandr. Though sometimes verbose and melodramatic, this tale is strong enough to earn its length and passion. In particular, the focus deftly shifts between viewpoints to increase tension: as Aleksei's crafty human nemesis manipulates events, Aleksandr idly wonders who owns the yacht anchored near his vacation palace, and the master vampire rests aboard in his coffin and dreams of possessing all of Russia. Notably widening the first novel's scope, this book is hugely ambitious and largely successful. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

"Another brilliant evocation of early 19th century Russia...compelling and convincing...Aleksei is one of the most memorable, sympathetic protagonists to appear in modern fantasy fiction...a masterpiece of alternative Russian history" * SFCROWSNEST *
"An ambitious novel that shows a writer determined to up the game" * SFFWORLD *
"Brilliantly weaving together history and family drama with supernatural horror, political intrigue, espionage and suspense" * FANTASYBOOKCRITIC *
"Jasper Kent lives up to the promise generated by his debut and demonstrates that he is for real " * FANTASYHOTLIST *

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