Rises the Night

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The saga of Victoria Gardella continues as the glorious nineteenth-century city of Rome gives rise to a new threat from the immortal undead....

Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy has been a vampire slayer for just over a year, balancing her life as a peer of Society with the dangerous role that takes her out on moonlit streets, stake in hand. She has learned brutal and heartbreaking lessons about the sacrifices that must be made in order to save humanity from the evil ...

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Overview

The saga of Victoria Gardella continues as the glorious nineteenth-century city of Rome gives rise to a new threat from the immortal undead....

Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy has been a vampire slayer for just over a year, balancing her life as a peer of Society with the dangerous role that takes her out on moonlit streets, stake in hand. She has learned brutal and heartbreaking lessons about the sacrifices that must be made in order to save humanity from the evil that secretly preys upon it, but she has not wavered in her vow to fight on.

Now, in Italy, a powerful vampire is amassing the power to control the souls of the dead. As Victoria races across Europe to stop what could be the most deadly army the Gardellas have ever faced, her unlikely companion is Sebastian Vioget--a man as tempting as he is untrustworthy.

But when Victoria discovers she has been betrayed by one of her most trusted allies, the truth will challenge all her powers as a Venator...and as a woman.

Praise for The Gardella Vampire Hunters

"...turns vampire stories-and romances-on their ear." --The Detroit News

"With its wonderfully witty writing, action-infused plot and sharply defined characters, Rises the Night is deliciously dark and delightfully entertaining." -- The Chicago Tribune

"A tense plot line and refreshingly diverse supporting characters complete the package, giving series fans plenty to sink their teeth into--and plenty more to look forward to." - Publishers Weekly

"...Heart-stopping scenes and sexual tension. With numerous twists, [Gleason] leaves you hanging, eagerly awaiting the next installment." - Romantic Times

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Publishers Weekly

In Gleason's latest, she returns to the budding career of Venator Victoria Gardella, a Buffyesque vampire hunter living in an Austen-style Regency world. Having spent the last year mourning the death of her husband, slain at the hands of the vampire queen, Lilith, Victoria is desperate for revenge. Before long, she stumbles on a vampiric plot to seize Akvan's Obelisk, a powerful artifact that will grant its controller the power to command legions of the dead. In order to foil the plan, Victoria crisscrosses Europe, teaming up with a handsome stranger along the way. A fast-paced carnival ride of a book, the sophomore series entry (after The Rest Falls Away) hits the ground running without any introduction to Gleason's world; for those new to the series, this volume will probably prove confusing. Those who've read the first title, however, won't be disappointed: Victoria is a more determined, fleshed-out character, having grown wiser, sadder and more ambiguous about the morality of her mission. Her world, too, expands significantly in this adventure. A tense plot line and refreshingly diverse supporting characters complete the package, giving series fans plenty to sink their teeth into—and plenty more to look forward to. (June)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931419574
  • Publisher: Avid Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/8/2014
  • Pages: 298
  • Sales rank: 1,085,488
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Colleen Gleason
Colleen Gleason is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author. She's written more than two dozen novels in a variety of genres. The Gardella Vampire Hunters is an international bestselling series that has been translated into a dozen languages.
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Customer Reviews

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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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2015

    Incredible series!

    Read all of Colleen's 5 books in this series, they are incredible. I got so involved with the characters and the storylines that at times I just couldn't stop reading, what a wild ride! Max, oh my, he affected me as no other character has in the many books I've read. I loved Victoria and Sebastian as well as the others throughout the series, but Max was by far my favorite. Make sure to read the entire series in order, and there is a follow-up novella involving our heroes, with more to come.

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  • Posted December 6, 2014

    I won't say too much about the plot because I don't want to give

    I won't say too much about the plot because I don't want to give anything away, but I will say this one got me right in the gut and the heart! The choices, the sacrifices--oh my!

    Sebastian is still smouldering, Max is enigmatic, and Victoria is headstrong as ever. I do wish she would stop rushing into situations by herself, thinking she can take care of it all.

    I'm looking forward to the rest of the series and seeing Victoria really come into her own as a Venator, with or without the help of the men in her life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2014

    Awesome Read

    This book has everything. Vampires, vampires, vampires. What more could you want? A great plot, action, more action and vampires.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Kaname

    I want to join the vampire pack

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Marcus

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Lamont

    Walks in *hi angellica

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Lots of twists

    Good read

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  • Posted February 26, 2012

    Lots of Surprises!

    The Gardella chronicles continues at a brisk pace with this second book. While the setting moves to Italy the characters I enjoyed from the first are all present with some exiting additions. Victoria continues to develop and faces some pretty shocking revelations as the book moves to its conclusion. Really enjoyable 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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  • Posted July 12, 2010

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    Kept me wanting to read on...

    The first book was great. In this book still full of action, the author makes me fall in love with Sebastian but...someone else is also in the back of my head, makes my wonder!!! Victoria is on her way to learn to become a leader she is meant to be...maybe! Excellent series people, a should read kind of book! highly recommend it.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2007

    A reviewer

    A little slow in the beginning, but the story does not disappoint!! Can't wait for the next book!

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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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