The Third Section

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Russia 1855. After forty years of peace in Europe, war rages. In the Crimea, the city of Sevastopol is besieged. In the north, Saint Petersburg is blockaded. But in Moscow there is one who needs only to sit and wait—wait for the death of an aging tsar, and for the curse upon his blood to be passed to a new generation. As their country grows weaker, a brother and sister—each unaware of the other’s existence—must come to terms with the legacy left to them by their father. In Moscow, Tamara Valentinovna Lavrova ...
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Overview

Russia 1855. After forty years of peace in Europe, war rages. In the Crimea, the city of Sevastopol is besieged. In the north, Saint Petersburg is blockaded. But in Moscow there is one who needs only to sit and wait—wait for the death of an aging tsar, and for the curse upon his blood to be passed to a new generation. As their country grows weaker, a brother and sister—each unaware of the other’s existence—must come to terms with the legacy left to them by their father. In Moscow, Tamara Valentinovna Lavrova uncovers a brutal murder and discovers that it is not the first in a sequence of similar crimes, merely the latest, carried out by a killer who has stalked the city since 1812. And in Sevastopol, Dmitry Alekseevich Danilov faces not only the guns of the combined armies of Britain and France, but must also make a stand against creatures that his father had thought long buried beneath the earth, thirty years before.
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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Twelve

"Twelve is definitely high-quality reading."
Booklist

"A gang of bloodthirsty vampires operating as partisans against the invading French army, both in its investment of Moscow and its long, and long-suffering, retreat—I don’t know about you, but that setup makes my mouth water . . . the moral dimension of the novel flowers—and it’s that dimension which really distinguishes this book from typical vampire fare. . . . Twelve is a strong and original debut by a talented young writer who brings fresh psychological and moral sophistication to his subject."
Realms of Fantasy

Praise for Thirteen Years Later

"Hugely ambitious."
Publishers Weekly

". . . an offbeat and gripping vampire tale. . . . This richly detailed book will appeal to Russophiles as well as fans of vampire fiction."
Library Journal

"Kent has magically blended history, folklore, and storytelling to produce a superb account of the Dekabrist revolt. Thirteen Years Later should please fans of all three. The third in the series (The Third Section) is set during the Crimean War, and expected to exercise the same fascination."
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Library Journal
Russian officer Dmitry Danilov leads his troops in the battle for Sevastopol. Even here in the midst of terrible carnage a new horror appears. The body of a soldier is found with his throat torn out and drained of blood. Only Dmitry understands the hideous truth behind this murder, but no one would believe him, of course. Voordalak (vampires) are only myth. Meanwhile, in Moscow lives Tamara Lavrova, a secret agent for the tsar's Third Section, which has the mandate to investigate political crimes. The biological relationship between Alexi and Tamara becomes evident early on, but what will fascinate the reader is their link with Vasiliy Yudin, a ruthless scientist and sociopath with links to the voordalak and knowledge of the secret of the Romanov Betrayal. VERDICT Although the story lags a bit when the protagonists begin ruminating over their personal problems, Kent's third series entry (after Twelve and Thirteen Years Later) still manages to weave military history and chilling, paranormal horror into an engaging tale.—Patricia Altner, BiblioInfo.com, Columbia, MD
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616145316
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 720,545
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jasper Kent was born in Worcestershire, England, in 1968. He attended King Edward’s School, Birmingham, and went on to study natural sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, specializing in physics. Jasper has spent almost twenty years working as a software engineer in the UK and in Europe, while also working on writing both fiction and music. In that time, he has produced the novels Twelve, Thirteen Years Later, Yours Etc., Mr. Sunday, and Sifr, as well as cowritten several musicals, including The Promised Land and Remember! Remember! Jasper lives in Brighton, where he shares a flat with his girlfriend and several affectionate examples of the species Rattus norvegicus. Visit him at www.jasperkent.com.
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  • Posted May 12, 2012

    Not your Twilight, non-blood drinking, romantic, emotionally tor

    Not your Twilight, non-blood drinking, romantic, emotionally tortured vampires. These have all the compassion of a Jack-the –Ripper or a Zodiac killer. They must drink blood to stay alive and they are not kind. Getting the most satisfaction from the extreme emotional states of terror and despair in their victims (even other Vampires). They will plan out a killing, taking hours in performing the act to heighten their own enjoyment. Truly monstrous monsters. Taking place in Russia, based on the historical incidents of 1855, very well researched as to the culture and history of the time (and a more scientific explanation of why vampires have no reflection) covering a switch over from acceptable, practical enslavement, of the peasant population to the freeing of the peasants, eh switch over from the limits of horse power to engines and the end of the war with England and France. A good story with love, loss, betrayal, redemption and an adopted child finding her true parents. Definitely worth the read. © Night Owl Reviews

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

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    The third Russian nineteenth century fantasy is an interesting entry

    Decades of relative peace across Europe ends in 1855 as the Crimean War has ignited. In Moscow, Tamara Valentinovna Komarova is stunned by a particularly vicious homicide at a time when combat has made death the norm. The brutal murder is the first of its kind since the Napoleonic Wars.

    In Sevastopol, like his father did years ago (see Twelve), Dmitry Alekseevich Danilov leads a Russian army against the French, but unlike his dad he also faces their allies the British. However, he soon realizes another foe who was his dad's worst nightmare and thought dead three decades ago (see Thirteen Years Later) still live to terrorize people. Vasiliy Innokyentievich Yudin and other Oprichniki use the hazy chaos of war to bare their monstrous fangs.

    The third Russian nineteenth century fantasy is an interesting entry anchored in time and place by the Crimean War. The story line lacks the freshness of its predecessors mostly because so much was revealed in Thirteen Years Later turns this thriller into a middle book. Still the tale engages the audience who want to follow how Jasper Kent ties The Third Section mythos to real history.

    Harriet Klausner

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