The Stress of Her Regard
Lake Geneva, 1816 As Byron and Shelley row on the peaceful waters of Lake Geneva, a sudden squall threatens to capsize them. But this is no natural event - something has risen from the lake itself to attack them. Kent, 1816 Michael Crawford's wife is brutally murdered on their wedding night as... show more
Lake Geneva, 1816 As Byron and Shelley row on the peaceful waters of Lake Geneva, a sudden squall threatens to capsize them. But this is no natural event - something has risen from the lake itself to attack them. Kent, 1816 Michael Crawford's wife is brutally murdered on their wedding night as he sleeps peacefully beside her - and a vengeful ghost claims Crawford as her own husband. Crawford's quest to escape his supernatural wife will force him to travel the Continent in the company of the most creative, most doomed poets of his age. Byron, Keats and Shelley all have a part to play in his fate, and the fate of Europe.
Publish date: September 1st 2012
Publisher: Corvus Books
Pages no: 554
Edition language: English
One of Powers' earlier works, for me, this pales by comparison to Declare, Last Call, Expiration Date, On Stranger Tides, etc.. Interesting take on vampirism but I found the plot pacing and character focus was uneven. Still worth a read and it's fun reading about Byron, Shelley, and their peers.
GR just deleted my review when I made a star rating! So I'm not going to bother writing it again except to say that this book is CREEPY!
Normally, I'd probably be giving this a 4star rating. It was extremely well written, exciting, horrifying, action-packed and chock full of blood and magic.So stop there if you liked this book. The main reason I'm going with 2stars is because the week that I read this book I worked double shifts al...
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