Thicker Than Blood (Marchwood Vampire Series #2)

Thicker Than Blood (Marchwood Vampire Series #2)

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by Shalini Boland
     
 
Aelia lives in 6th century Byzantium. She is sixteen years old and her life is about to change forever. She doesn't yet know it, but she holds the fate of thousands in her hands and her actions will echo across the centuries.

Fourteen hundred years later the lives of Madison and Alexandre are once again plunged into danger. To save Madison, Alexandre is forced back

Overview

Aelia lives in 6th century Byzantium. She is sixteen years old and her life is about to change forever. She doesn't yet know it, but she holds the fate of thousands in her hands and her actions will echo across the centuries.

Fourteen hundred years later the lives of Madison and Alexandre are once again plunged into danger. To save Madison, Alexandre is forced back to a world he thought was dead and buried. But time is running out. The chase is on...

Chilling and fast-paced, Thicker Than Blood is the supernatural sequel to Hidden. It combines passion and drama with a historical twist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780956998538
Publisher:
Creative Adrenalin Ltd
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Pages:
346
Sales rank:
665,474
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.77(d)

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Thicker Than Blood (Marchwood Vampire Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Marchwood Vampire Series has become one of my absolute favorites!!!! It is wonderful when a series continues to grow and get better and better....There are so many vampire books out but this one stands alone. Like the first book, one of my favorite aspects was the trips from past to present & it is done in a way that is not at all confusing.......I also loved how Mrs. Boland incorporated the mystery of the sleeping sickness!!!! I cannot wait to see what happens next!!!!!
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
If Madison and Alexandre thought their troubles were over, they were sadly mistaken. In “Thicker than Blood” they, together with their families, are once again plunged into a world of adventure, danger and life threatening situations. On the other hand we have Elia's story which is set in sixth century Byzantium. Finally it looks as though we are going to get some answers to questions which arose in “Hidden”, the first book of the Marchwood Vampire series. Answers that fill us in on how exactly the vampires came to Byzantium and what caused the strange sleeping disease that had disabled so many vampires for fourteen centuries. Not having had much time to experience life as vampires when they were newly created in the nineteenth century, Alexandre and the other Marchwood vampires only knew that sunshine - and now ultra violet light - can kill them. In this book they also discover other dangers to their existence, as well as the possibility of being put back to sleep if they are not careful. Once I started reading, I simply could not put this book down. With action and adventure and fear for these beloved characters' lives and well-being from the very first few pages, combined with suspense that just never lets up until the final page, it is not surprising that the author - who is a genius with cliff-hanger chapter endings - switches back and forth between sixth century Byzantium and modern day Cappadocia and England, with ease; thus ensuring that the reader keeps turning the pages. The characters truly come to life - Alexandre, still the nineteenth century French aristocrat, Freddy, the British aristocrat of the same time period and on the modern end of the scale, Madison and her brother Ben. Add to this variety of characters a few sixth century individuals and the story is as colorful as it gets. As all the characters are realistic - not all good or bad - the suspense becomes unbearable when a traitor seems to be working with the enemy. The author's comfortable story telling ability combined with her extremely neat writing, makes “Thicker than Blood” sheer pleasure to read. For those who love a bit of romance, the love between Madison and Alexandre is beautifully and tastefully described and will definitely touch your heart. This thrilling and beautiful book deserves more than 5 stars, and will have the reader looking forward to many more from Shalini Boland.
SamTowle More than 1 year ago
Another amazing story from Ms Boland! I was so looking forward to reading the second book in the Marchwood series, and I was not disappointed one bit. I’m not going to do spoilers, so all I’ll say is - the opening is fabulous, the middle is fabulous, oh and the ending … WOW! I love it when a book can surprise me and this book did that many times over. I enjoyed meeting the new characters introduced. The writing is beautiful and flawless. And I am also even more hooked on Alexandre than I was from the first book, Hidden, and I love him and Maddy together – even if I do want him for myself! ;) I so cannot wait for the third instalment in the wonderful Marchwood series!
VioletFaerie More than 1 year ago
Shalini Boland has once again kept us to our seats as we wonder if they will make it and if all will be well. This book has some very interesting twist and turns that no one would have figured out easily and I loved it. Cannot wait for the next book to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the sample,but i can already tell this is a good book.In the begining,when Maddy went missing and Alex started freaking out.I started thinking "What?There are bad vampires?!?What if the bad vampires got Maddy!!" And all kind of crazy ideas. Any way i recomend this because ot never fails to suprise and excite you.Even if i only have the sample (for now) Its already got me hooked once again.
PoohBearNE More than 1 year ago
I stumbled on this series when the first book came out and could hardly wait for book two. Did not disappoint. Great characters and terrific premise. Good read for YA readers. Not your typical emo vampires. Now I have to wait for book three. Hurry Shalini, hurry!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I waited for this book for a year to come out and read this book in two days. I really enjoy reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the 2nd book just like the first one. It was well worth the wait. Cant wait for the next you. I need to know what the next journey has for them.
Deanna15 More than 1 year ago
A rollercoaster of a story. Swift moving /2 tales flowing easily across continents. This is book 2 but can also stand alone. Loved all the characters and enjoyed all the twists and turns of this well crafted book. .....and now I'm awaiting book 3!
GlennAW More than 1 year ago
Please get this on my nook. I have to read the second book. Hidden was the first In the Marchwood Vampire Series. It was one of the best books ever. I finished it in two days. You must read Hidden. This is a page turner to the end. And I wanted it to never end.
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I preface my review by saying that I was an absolute fan of the Marchwood Vampire series from the first book, Hidden. The combination of historical fiction and the paranormal is very appealing for a reader like myself. However, I was left wanting more action, more storyline, after reading this novel. Aelia's character development was good all the way up to the present day. Was it just me, or did anyone else feel like - Oh! uhm, ok? I wanted to know the why's behind her state and if it was something that could perhaps be bottled and passed on as it was, to the "good" vampires who did have a sense of love and compassion. There was way too much inner mind talk for me. Not enough interaction. Zoe was an interestig addition but what now? She was a major antagonist but as much as I liked her, she still felt underdeveloped - like a means to an end kind of thing. We never found out what the big deal was about with the Imperial Emperor and more. It was a pretty good quick read, though I found myself more skimming than reading during some of the longer internal dialogues. I am still anxious to see what happens with the characters though as it is quite a different take on the current day vampire and I love the strong, tormented Maddy. Salini Boland reminds me a bit of Anne Rice in her delivery which enough for me to give her another chance.
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