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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (689 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Holland Narrator: Richard E. Grant Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Famed 19th-century poet and rake Lord Byron travels to Greece and becomes the world’s most formidable vampire—entering a dark, intoxicating world of ancient arts and scorching excesses of evil—in this offbeat book by the author of Slave of My Thirst.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Elevated and elegant…yet happily gory and perilous.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A classical alternative to the traditional tale, seamlessly weaving mordant humor, cheeky literary allusions, and outrageous encounters…I’m sure Byron himself would have been pleased.”

    Time Out London

  • “Holland composes his tale with great style and erudition.”

    San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle

  • “Truly sates the appetite for imaginative entertainment…Genuine Gothic thrills.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “An utter banquet of sex, terror, and death told in the poet’s own delectable turn of phrase…This is a work of literary scholarship positively wet with vibrant language and sense of place, exotic in its accuracy and lapidary love of detail…The book is really a tour de force…A beautiful, Byzantine historical suspense novel.”

    Boston Book Review

  • “Engaging and sophisticated…With this striking, highly original debut, Holland offers a valuable addition to the vampire legend.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Entertaining and ingenious.”

    Manchester Evening News (England)

  • “A darkly entertaining tale…The language is lush and melodramatic, and the twists and turns many.”

    Anderson Independent-Mail

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Celia | 2/20/2014

    " Very original plot. It had a very good pace "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Alex | 2/16/2014

    " The worst vampire book I've ever read. I didn't like the narrative style. It was just iffy, I only read it because I started it and I had to finish it. Don't read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristin | 2/14/2014

    " Borrowed from Holly, Lord Byron as vampire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melinda Belle Harrison | 2/4/2014

    " I liked this book for its idea, but I did not love it. But it's Keeper in my house and I've read it several times. Maybe later, when I have more time, I can give it a fair review and talk about the details. Will do. "

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