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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2008

    Stunning, superb, sophisticated

    In this, the second volume of 'The Gardella Vampire Chronicles', author Colleen Gleason seamlessly continues her poetically elegant tale -- any (oft-suggested) shades of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' are soon forgotten in her Venators -- slayers -- these books are utter class and sophistication. A year has passed since the death of Victoria's husband, and while she continues to grieve, there is a new undercurrent forming in the waters of vampire society: Victoria's mourning will have to be set aside in favor of combating a rising new evil. Nedas, son of Lilith, the vampire queen met in 'The Rest Falls Away', begins an ambitious scheme to gain immeasurable power -- and perhaps even more damagingly, sets old friendships and loyalties astray. Aside from her unusually deep, thoughtful heroine, Gleason offers readers a plethora of interesting, compelling supporting characters. The long-standing relationship between Victoria's trainer, Kritanu and her aunt Eustacia is one of the most touching and interesting I've come across in my readings. And while I was very much endeared to Victoria's husband of the first book, Phillip, I would also like to mention that the transition to the Venator's new romance, Sebastian Vioget (which was more than foreshadowed in 'The Rest Falls Away') is one of the most natural I've read. Yet another stunning book from an outstanding author. Utterly superb.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2007

    better than the first one!

    'Rises The Night' picks up one year after the events of 'The Rest Falls Away'. Victoria is once again on the prowl through the darkest of London¿s streets, but Lilith has taken all of her vampires away with her and the streets are quiet. Max has been missing for several weeks and although Aunt Eustacia tells Victoria not to worry she can¿t help but wonder where he is .......................... Sebastian proves to be more than just a minor distraction for Victoria in Rises the Night. Although she can not deny her attraction to him she realizes that she cannot count on him for help. Sebastian lives in a gray area while Victoria¿s survival depends on the black and white. The mutual attraction they share is soon boiling and Victoria must make a choice. Can she live with just a little gray in her world? ............................ 'Rises the Night' is a fantastic follow up to 'The Rest Falls Away'. It moves along quickly and surely with never a false step. It doesn¿t suffer from the second book syndrome like some books can and if anything is better than the first. It also leaves you wanting more. I¿ll have to wait another year for book three, 'The Bleeding Dusk', but I have a feeling it will be worth the wait.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Kaname

    I want to join the vampire pack

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    Posted March 13, 2012

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    Walks in *hi angellica

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Lots of twists

    Good read

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    Any Buffy fan will love this..

    I am a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire slayer, so when I read that this series was brought to life because of her I had to get it. I love the double life aspect. She is a strong woman but not to tough or hard core. I truly enjoyed this book and have recently finished the second. I plan on reading the whole series.

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    Great book!

    This book was hard to put down. I found myself reading long into the night to find out what happens next! You will not be disappointed. I cant wait to read the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2008

    Loved it as much as the first Book

    Rises the Night was better than the first book and I enjoyed the first book - The Rest Falls Away and read it in one sitting. Rises the night is sexy, filled with suspense and horror and I am getting ready to start the third book of the series. I am loving this series.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A delightful romantic suspense fantasy

    In England as a Venator vampire hunter Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy has fought the undead for what seems like eternity although it has only been a year. She lost her spouse Phillip thirteen months ago to the vampires and though she still grieves his death, she knows she must continue the fight against these evil beings.---------------- Victoria learns that the son of Lilith the Vampire Queen has begun to implement a strategic plan to become the dominant species with humans as their cattle. She travels to Italy to engage the undead minion in their denizen in hopes of destroying something even more dangerous to both races. However, a monster betrayal leaves her in peril of becoming that she has fought against only the help of someone she is not sure she should trust, Sebastian Vioget, keeps her alive.------------------ Placing a slightly older Buffy inside Regency England makes for a delightful romantic suspense fantasy that is refreshed by the historical tidbits as Victoria is both a lady of the Ton and a Gardella Venator. The story line is fast-paced filled with twists of intrigue as friends betray and enemies help the heroine. Fans of supernatural thrillers will appreciate the first Gardella Vampire Chronicle due to its early nineteenth century setting that refreshes a recently overly used theme.--------------- Harriet Klausner

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