The Stress of Her Regard
When Michael Crawford discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed, he is forced to flee not only to prove his innocence, but to avoid the deadly embrace of a vampire who has claimed him as her true bridegroom. Joining forces with Byron, Keats, and Shelley in a desperate journey... show more
When Michael Crawford discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed, he is forced to flee not only to prove his innocence, but to avoid the deadly embrace of a vampire who has claimed him as her true bridegroom. Joining forces with Byron, Keats, and Shelley in a desperate journey that crisscrosses Europe, Crawford desperately seeks his freedom from this vengeful lover who haunts his dreams and will not rest until she destroys all that he cherishes. Told in the guise of a secret history, this long-awaited tale of passion and terror is finally back in print after more than 20 years.
Publish date: August 22nd 2008
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Pages no: 427
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!
”Quaff while thou canst: another race,When thou and thine, like me, are sped,May rescue thee from Earth’s embrace,And rhyme and revel with the dead. -Lord Byron “Lines Inscribed upon a Cup Formed f...
If you have yet to discover Powers, what a treat awaits you! For those of you who have read his earlier work, such as The Anubis Gates and On Stranger Tides, I know I'll be preaching to the converted when I say that Powers is one of the most exciting authors writing fantasy today. He is one of the p...
On the plus side, I'm starting to enjoy the Powers thing of taking some known historical characters and events and weaving an outrageous story around the interstices. I used to own a book about writing called "Telling Lies for Fun and Profit," (good book btw), and I think the Tim Powers book about ...