Descent into Dust
The Extraordinary Adventures of Emma Andrews, Victorian Lady and Vampire Hunter "Though it is many decades later, it all comes back to me; back to those early days when the terror was new and I was dangerously untrained. When I was young and did not yet know I had a secret . . ." ... show more
The Extraordinary Adventures of Emma Andrews, Victorian Lady and Vampire Hunter "Though it is many decades later, it all comes back to me; back to those early days when the terror was new and I was dangerously untrained. When I was young and did not yet know I had a secret . . ." Twenty-five-year-old widow Emma Andrews grew up in the shadow of her mother's madness, so when she arrives at Dulwich Manor in the midst of a mysterious plague and soon thereafter begins to see specters, her family fears fate has finally caught up with her. But one guest among them knows Emma's visions are more than a trick of the mind. Valerian Fox has hunted the great vampire lord Marius through time and across continents, and he knows Emma has a remarkable destiny. She is Dhampir—a vampire hunter. Surrounded by those who would use her powers for their own ends, Emma does not know who to trust or what she can believe. But when her young cousin is marked for death, she must embrace the terrible inheritance that lies in her very blood to save those she loves. An extraordinary saga of courage, love, duty, and honor, of darkest destiny and ancient evil . . . and of the shadow of the Dracula himself. It begins.
Publish date: March 23rd 2010
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Emma Andrews (#1)
I suddenly got to thinking about how many books I have in my tbr pile, how it's more than I'll probably ever read in my lifetime, and then I thought, why am I reading this book that I'm struggling through? Sure it has some elements that I like, but overall it was not an enjoyable experience, effort ...
I came into this book expecting a typical 'vampire hunter hunts down evil vampire' tale but the more I read the more I fell in love with this story! Descent into Dust to me is Jane Austin meets Bram Stoker in the most delightful of ways! There is definitely no sparkling Twilight vampire nonsense in ...
I knew that this premise sounded familiar. This is a lot like The Lady Julia Grey mysteries, just insert vampires. And make everything unwind REALLY SLOWLY. Don't get me wrong, this has a lot going for it, just realize you probably will have read something very similar to this.
When I was young and did not yet know I had a secret. And I think it is time. I feel it is. Time to tell my story. A truly remarkable story.Arg. What is it with kids authors these days and their incomplete sentences? Is that supposed to indicate heightened drama or something? Whatever the intent, it...