The Third Section

The Third Section

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by Jasper Kent
     
 

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Vein and sinew and even bone could clearly be seen in the deep laceration beneath the chin, ensuring that neither Dmitry nor Shulgin could doubt what had happened.


Half the man's throat had been torn away . . .



1855. War rages in Europe once more. Sevastopol is under siege, Saint

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Vein and sinew and even bone could clearly be seen in the deep laceration beneath the chin, ensuring that neither Dmitry nor Shulgin could doubt what had happened.


Half the man's throat had been torn away . . .



1855. War rages in Europe once more. Sevastopol is under siege, Saint Petersburg is blockaded, but in Moscow, someone waits: for a tsar's death, and for the curse upon his blood to be passed to a new generation.


As Russia grows weaker, a man and a woman - unaware of the hidden ties that bind them - must come to terms with their shared legacy.



In Moscow, Tamara Valentinovna Lavrova - an agent of the tsar - uncovers a brutal murder. It is not the first such death. Similar killings have been committed by one who has stalked the city since 1812.


And in the ruins of Sevastopol, Dmitry Alekseevich Danilov confronts both the British and French guns, but also another foe - an enemy his father thought he'd buried beneath the earth some thirty years before.

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"Twelve is definitely high-quality reading."
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"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."
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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616145323
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
10/31/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
889,349
File size:
1 MB

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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 now lives in Brighton. Visit him at www.jasperkent.com.

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