Bloody Good

Bloody Good

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by Georgia Evans
     
 

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In the first of a supernatural trilogy, one Dr. Alice Doyle finds that the power to fight evil comes from places she'd never believe. . .

While the sounds of battle echo through the sky, a lady doctor has more than enough trouble to keep her busy even in a sleepy hamlet outside London. But the threat is nearer home than Alice knows. German agents

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In the first of a supernatural trilogy, one Dr. Alice Doyle finds that the power to fight evil comes from places she'd never believe. . .

While the sounds of battle echo through the sky, a lady doctor has more than enough trouble to keep her busy even in a sleepy hamlet outside London. But the threat is nearer home than Alice knows. German agents have infiltrated her beloved countryside--Nazis who can fly, read minds, and live forever. They're not just fascists. They're vampires.

Alice has no time for fantasy, but when the corpses start appearing sucked dry, she'll have to accept help where she can get it. If that includes a lowly Conscientious Objector who says he's no coward though he refuses to fight, and her very own grandmother, a sane, sensible woman who insists that she's a Devonshire Pixie, so be it. Indeed, whatever it takes to defend home and country from an evil both ancient and terrifyingly modern. . .

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Publishers Weekly

In Evans's sparkling debut, mythic "Others" from English folklore must band together to protect their homeland during WWII. When country doctor Alice Doyle encounters a mysterious stranger injured in the woods, his quick recovery and disappearance leave her puzzled. Then a farmer is found dead and drained of blood, trouble brews at a secret munitions plant, and conscientious objector Peter Watson begins making eyes at Alice. Gerhardt Eiche, a Nazi vampire with sabotage and conquest on his mind, hides among villagers and refugees, many of whom-including Alice and Peter-are not quite what they seem. Treating childhood stories of fairy folk as historical records, Evans presents convincing characters in an intriguing story that will have readers eager to dive into Bloody Awful and Bloody Right, due later this summer. (June)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758251268
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
Brytewood Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,050,478
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Georgia Evans grew up in England, in a village in the Mole Valley where her early years were filled with family stories about survival and loss during WW2. The magical world of Brytewood and its unusual inhabitants came from a childhood spent surrounded by the remnants and scars of war and the old magic and folklore of the North Downs, all given the free rein in a writer's imagination. And who's to say where History ends and Fiction begins?

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Bloody Good (Brytewood Trilogy Series #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
silverjo More than 1 year ago
Bloody Good is a different take on vampires. Like dragons, pixies and shape changers vampires are one of the Others who still live among normal humans. The time is World War II, the place is a small village outside of London, and the characters are a mix of Others and normal humans. The German's have dropped vampires in the area with the goal of helping the German invasion of England. Things don't go as planned thanks to the mix of Othersand humans already living in the area. They do whatever it takes to protect home and country. With a great cast of characters and good world building Bloody Good is a enjoyable story. Georgia Evans takes the time to develop both the characters and the differences between our world and the alternate history world in Bloody Good. The pacing is not rushed allowing the reader to savor the story.
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GinaCentral More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for a friend only to find out she had it already, but I would give it a whirl since I like this genre typically. I just had a very hard time getting into it. Maybe cause its set in another time. It just wasnt a great read for me.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
During WWII in rural England, country doctor Alice Doyle meets a severely injured stranger, but he heals miraculously almost instantly, and simply vanishes. Soon after that puzzling encounter, Alice is called to look at the corpse of a farmer; he has no blood left inside him.--------- Stunned Alice wonders what in hell is going on in her hamlet especially as more bodies sucked dry are found. Meanwhile conscientious objector Peter Watson tries to persuade Alice that he is not a coward as he wants to court her; he explains he opposes war. However, he will soon have to take sides as Alice begins to uncover proof that Nazis have infiltrated the area led by lethal Gerhardt Eiche. However, he is not just another vile stormtrooper or saboteur trying to cause havoc from within. He is a vampire trying to conquer England from within. With Peter and her grandma who insists she is a pixie, Alice tries to drive a stake through the Nazi vampire and his flying minion who are having a BLOODY GOOD time devouring Devonshire.---------------- This is a superb opening supernatural World War II thriller starring a strong English cast in which some are not purebred human and Nazi vampire invaders. The story line is filled with action and strong characterizations that anchor this alternate England. However, what makes this historical rural fantasy work is the interwoven tidbits such as the sociology of the paranormal and classic fairy tales are documented historical events. Georgia Evans opens are saga of "Others" with a bloody great tale.-------------- Harriet Klausner