Another Awesome novel by Gaiman! Richard Mayhew leads a boring negligible life, pushed around at work and by his fiance named Jessica. Then, though he and Jessica are running late for a critical dinner, he stops to help a bleeding unconscious street urchin, named Door, a resident of DownBelowLondon. His involvement with this underworlder leads him to slip through the cracks and become invisible/nonexistent to the in the London Above world. He returns to London Below , seeks out the girl Door, and persuades her to let him accompany her on her search for her parents’ killers.
Gaiman excels at worldbuilding and tangible atmosphere. There is a steam-punk feel to this novel, though it was published in 2003, well before the steampunk craze.
I just love this author.
Yes there is a vampire character in the book, named Lamia.
The compilation of a series of comics centered around the character of Spike, known to many fans from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series and Angel series. This story takes place after the stories that aired on Buffy and Angel. Spike sets out on his own to lead his own team in Las Vegas. Let the mayhem begin!
Before she is Zoey’s favorite professor and the House of Night’s powerful horse mistress Lenobia is just a normal 16-year-old girl. As the illegitimate daughter of a powerful baron in Evreux, France in 1788 she does not share any of the benefits of being the baron’s daughter and has had to guard her virtue from powerful men including the local bishop and even her own father has started starring longingly at her.
Then fate intervenes and Lenobia suddenly finds herself surrounded by wealthy young girls on a ship bound for New Orleans where they will be married off to the city’s richest Frenchmen. But the bishop is also being sent to the new world because of his appetite for young beautiful women and skills with fire and dark magic. How will Lenobia remain hidden from the bishop? Can she keep her secret over the weeks of a long ocean voyage?
This is the 3rd book in the Mark Of The Vampire series by Laura Wright. If you are a fan of the J.R. Ward Brotherhood series, you will see a lot of similarities in the stories – but they are different enough to still be quite interesting. This story focuses on Lucien, the youngest of the Roman Brothers, and his quest for his mate and his desire to not end up like his father, the “breeding male” who felt nothing but the desire to make more little vampires.
This story, along with the first two in the series, was well written and kept my interest through the whole thing. It was enjoyable and kept me entertained throughout the whole book.