A Taste of Blood Wine

A Taste of Blood Wine

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by Freda Warrington
     
 

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On a First World War battlefield vampire Karl von Wultendorf struggles to free himself from his domineering maker, Kristian. 

The Neville sisters flourish in decadent, hedonistic London society in 1923: champagne, parties and the latest illegal substances. All except Charlotte, the middle of the three sisters who hides in a corner wishing she were back

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Overview

On a First World War battlefield vampire Karl von Wultendorf struggles to free himself from his domineering maker, Kristian. 

The Neville sisters flourish in decadent, hedonistic London society in 1923: champagne, parties and the latest illegal substances. All except Charlotte, the middle of the three sisters who hides in a corner wishing she were back in Cambridge helping her professor father with his scientific experiments. 

When Charlotte meets her father’s new research assistant Karl, it is the beginning of a deadly obsession that divides her from her sisters, her father and even her dearest friend. What price are they willing to pay to stay together?

Editorial Reviews

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"if you are in the mood for a well-written “classic” and “classy” read with in-depth character studies and old school qualities that touch upon the mystical domain between science and religion then Warrington’s work might just be your cup of English." - Igor’s Lab 

"A great read. Highly recommended." - Nerds in Babeland 

"Warrington’s writing forms vivid, crisp, images of the characters inhabiting her book." - Atomic Moo

"This book leaves my hands highly recommended, and I look forward to continuing on with the sequel" - SF Signal 

"A great book to spend a weekend with" - Killer Aphrodite

"A very enjoyable book!! I fully recommend giving it a read." - Nerd in the City

"Warrington is a fantastic author...Her writing is nothing short of incredible." - Bookworm Blues 

"It'll remind you of how good, thrilling and romantic vampire novels can be. It has everything you could ever hope for from an entertaining vampire novel: horror, suspense, romance, passion, plot twists, supernatural elements and captivating storytelling." - Rising Shadow

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781167052
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
722,520
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Freda Warrington is a British author best known for her epic fantasy, vampire and supernatural novels. Four of her novels have been nominated for the British Fantasy Society's Best Novel award. Her novel, Elfland, published by Tor, won the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award in the Fantasy Novel category for 2009.

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A Taste of Blood Wine 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MarcieCarroll More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I savored every moment.   It had a little different approach to other stories.   I can't believe I have to wait until April for the next book!   Read this!   You will enjoy it.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Five years have passed since Kristian, self proclaimed God of the vampires, allowed rebellious Karl van Wultendorf to go his own foolish way. Now he demands his subordinate return to his castle overlooking the Rhine to genuflect to his creator. Karl knows he must adhere to the summons, but remains defiant refusing to worship Kristian, as he will visit on his time not his ¿master¿s¿ schedule.

Karl meets with Cambridge science Professor Neville to help him study vampirism in order to eradicate Kristian. However, a distraction in terms of Neville¿s reticent daughter Charlotte surfaces as he and Charlotte begin to fall in love but Kristian learns of her and her family. He has a new weapon better than banishment into the cold Crystal Ring dimension for he believes he can force his disobedient rebel to kneel or watch the Neville¿s drained of blood one at a time with Charlotte being the ultimate pawn caught in his web.

Fans of vampire tales with a strong romantic subplot will appreciate A TASTE OF BLOOD WINE. The story line provides an exciting, but different approach to much of the mythos and that requires some worthwhile but slower pacing explanations. Kristian is quite a superego maniac, but his use of the Nevilles as cannon fodder in a chess game of life and death makes for fabulous reading especially with the dilemma confronting the hero. Charlotte is a fine protagonist especially as a hostage in the great war between two powerful supernatural creatures whose rivalry makes the species seem genuine which leads to a fine time for fans.

Harriet Klausner

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Love the writing style and character development. Looking forward to the next installment!
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No empty pods what is going on