Accursed (Ghosts of Albion, Book 1) by Christopher Golden, Amber Benson

By Christopher Golden, Amber Benson

Even loss of life couldn't cease Britain’s maximum defenders.

In 1838, William and Tamara fast inherit a startling legacy from their loss of life grandfather, reworking them into the Protectors of Albion, mystical defenders of the soul of britain. however the surprised, neophyte sorcerers additionally inherit specific allies of their conflict opposed to the darkish forces. struggling with along them are the famous–even infamous–Ghosts of Albion: Lord Byron, Queen Bodicea, and Lord Admiral Nelson.

When unusual and hideous creatures seem within the slums of London, an unholy plague threatens to release an epic conflict which may rage the entire technique to Buckingham Palace . . . and past. Time is working out as William and Tamara needs to examine even if their pals will stand beside them, or seduce and betray them.

From Amber Benson, identified for her dramatic portrayal of Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Christopher Golden, Bram Stoker Award—winning writer of The Shadow Saga and Wildwood street, comes a vengeful story of demons, vampires, and ghosts set in nineteenth-century London. in accordance with the spoil BBC net sequence that took England by means of hurricane, Ghosts of Albion is a horror event laced with darkish humor and darker lusts.

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Cedric was still drinking Red Stuff and seemed even more unhappy, and Glenda, now completely healed, glowered at Dahlia. 24 ■ CHARLAINE HARRIS But they joined the throng with the rest. Even Don and his enforcer rose to join the crowd when Taff y did. “That was an excellent strategy to distract the police,” Joaquin said. ” “We found a bundle of bloody clothes hidden in the base of the fountain,” Dahlia said, and a ripple ran through the crowd. “If we hadn’t had to hide the body, if no one had called the police, we might never have found them.

Didn’t seem likely. I thought about putting the record on, listening to it again, but I couldn’t stomach the thought. The fact that I held it in my hand made me uncomfort­ able. It was like holding a bomb about to go off. I had thought of it like a snake once. Alma May had thought of it like a hit-and-run car driven by the devil. And now I had thought of it like a bomb. That was some kind of feeling coming from a grooved-up circle of wax. 45 in the glove box, a razor in my coat pocket, and the record up front on the seat beside me, I tooled out toward Dallas, and the Hotel Champion.

That sound,” I said. “You get used to it,” Tootie said, “but the thing can’t. ” I looked at the wall. There was no alleyway. It was just a wall plastered in paint designs and spots of blood. ” I said. “I fall asleep,” Tootie said. ” For a moment I didn’t know anything to say. I finally got off the floor and sat on the bed. I felt my cheek where the tentacle hit me. It throbbed and I could feel blisters. I also had a knot on my head where I had fallen. “Almost got you,” Tootie said. “I think you can leave and it won’t come after you.

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