Tarnished Knight (London Steampunk, #1.5)
In the steam-fuelled world of Victorian London, vampires, werewolves and slasher gangs stalk the night and a man made partly of metal is about to discover just how far he’ll go to protect the woman he loves…After a vicious vampire attack left him struggling to leash the dark urges of the craving... show more
In the steam-fuelled world of Victorian London, vampires, werewolves and slasher gangs stalk the night and a man made partly of metal is about to discover just how far he’ll go to protect the woman he loves…After a vicious vampire attack left him struggling to leash the dark urges of the craving virus, John ‘Rip’ Doolan, thinks he’s finally starting to master the darkness within. The only thing that threatens to shatter his hard-won control is Esme, his closest friend and the only woman he’s ever wanted. If the stubborn beauty ever realised precisely what was going through his mind, their friendship would be ruined…For six months Esme has waited for Rip to recover and take her as his thrall, not daring to hope for more. Too afraid to put her heart on the line, she’s devastated when Rip reveals that he never had any intentions of making her his.But when a savage gang of Slashers start causing havoc in Whitechapel, Rip and Esme have no choice. They must face up to the depth of the passion that burns between them and forge a new relationship… or risk losing each other forever.“Deftly blends elements of steampunk and vampire romance with brilliantly successful results…darkly atmospheric and delectably sexy.” –Booklist, starred review for KISS OF STEEL
Publish date: April 21st 2013
Publisher: Bec McMaster
Pages no: 162
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Paranormal Romance
, Historical Romance
, Short Stories
Series: London Steampunk (#1)
It's been six months since the events of Kiss of Steel. Rip is struggling to gain control now that he has the virus coursing through his veins causing him to want blood. He has spent most of his time close to the Warren afraid to venture to far. Finally, wresting some control Rip seeks to become ...
This novella is part of Bec McMaster's London Steampunk series. Some of the back story and world building for the story can be found in my review for Kiss of Steel, the first book in the series. When former factory worker turned East End enforcer John "Rip" Doolan was nearly killed by a vampire at...
After finishing Kiss of Steel I immediately went hunting for the sequels. I started with this novella as it was listed as #1.5. The story was taken place six months after the event in Kiss of Steel; after Rip was turned into a blue blood by Blade.While the main issue of this story was COMMUNICATION ...
Tarnished Knight is book #1.5 in Bec McMaster’s London Steampunk series, though I would hesitate to call it a throwaway in-between-books novella. It reads like a full length novel. It rarely felt rushed, which in my experience, is pretty hard to do with the shorter word count. But McMaster pulls it ...
Tarnished Knight is a novella that was originally offered as a free read on Bec McMaster's website but that has since been released as an ebook including an additional prequel story for the 2nd book Heart of Iron. This story is set approximately six months after the ending of Kiss of Steel and I'd d...