This is a tale not for the faint-hearted! Prepare yourself for the horrors that lie within - some may be based on legend, but many are documented fact. You will read of secret societies and hidden mysteries, of evil plans long made and villainy about to be dispatched; of the legends of the Book of the Undead and the lord of that hellish region; and of vampires and their Parliament of Blood. It is 1886, and Eddie, George, Liz and Sir William must separate the terrifying truth from the lies and fiction. Or else we shall all be doomed as they return to do battle with their greatest foe yet.
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(186mm x 143mm x 35mm)
Faber & Faber
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Victorian London's taste for ancient Egyptian artifacts might lead to the destruction of humanity when the British Museum inadvertently frees an ancient vampire master. Assistant museum curator George, aspiring actress Liz and thieving urchin Eddie are back for another round of fighting mystical evil (The Death Collector, 2006). It seems like half of London is pasty-pale and avoiding cameras, and our heroes are sure a tragedy is on the verge of befalling the city. But meanwhile, life goes on: Liz has been given the chance of a lifetime to replace an actress who's ill with a strange wasting disease, and George has been invited to join the elite Damnation Club. This Gothic adventure is both marred and blessed by all of the excesses of the classic Dracula-esque tale. Complete with clouds of vampire bats, mesmerized orphans and a massive underground pipeworks filled with blood, this fast-paced adventure makes for a delightfully gruesome alternative to Twilight. (Fantasy. 11-13) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Justin Richards
Justin Richards has written over twenty novels as well as non-fiction books. He has also written audio scripts, a television and stage play, edited anthologies of short stories, been a technical writer, and founded and edited a media journal. He is best known for his series of children's books The Invisible Detective, and as Creative Director of the BBC's highly-successful range of Doctor Who books. The Parliament of Blood is Justin's third novel for Faber. He lives in Warwick with his wife and two children, and a lovely view of the castle. www.justinrichards.co.uk