Lord of the dead the secret history of Byron

Lord of the dead the secret history of Byron

by Tom Holland, Richard E. Grant
     
 
The famed nineteenth-century poet and rake, Lord Byron, comes to life in a searing blend of fact and fiction, a shockingly brilliant novel with all the hypnotic power of Caleb Carr's The Alienist and the best of Anne Rice. Tom Holland, acclaimed author of Slave of My Thirst, made an astonishing literary debut with this mesmerizing tale.

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The famed nineteenth-century poet and rake, Lord Byron, comes to life in a searing blend of fact and fiction, a shockingly brilliant novel with all the hypnotic power of Caleb Carr's The Alienist and the best of Anne Rice. Tom Holland, acclaimed author of Slave of My Thirst, made an astonishing literary debut with this mesmerizing tale.

Traveling in the mountains of Greece, Byron falls under the spell of a mysterious fugitive slave, whose pale, slim body arouses his lust. Utterly entranced, his fate is sealed. The supreme sensualist embarks on a life of adventure -- that of the world's most formidable vampire.

Chosen to enjoy powers beyond those any vampire has ever known, Byron enters a dark, intoxicating world of long-lost secrets, ancient arts, and scorching excesses of evil. He drinks deeply of terror and sex. But his diversions, delicious and cruel, are also his torment: an all-consuming thirst damning all those he loves...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Lord Byron travels to Greece and becomes the world's most formidable vampire. (Sept.)
Book Review Boston
"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."
Company (England)
"Not since Interview with the Vampire ... has a novelof this genre appared that's half as good... a powerfully atmospheric tale."
News (England) Manchester Evening
"Enteratining and ingenious."
Pat Morrison
Mad, bad, and dangerous...a tour-de-force of scholarship and gothicity. -- Los Angeles Times
Patt Morrison
"Elevated and elegant... yet happily gory and perilous." -- Los Angeles Times
Time Out (England)
"A classical alternative to the traditional tale, seamlesly weaving mordant humour, cheeky literary allusions and outrageous encounters... I'm sure Byron himself would have been pleased."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671547752
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Edition description:
2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.56(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.80(d)

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