Those Who Hunt the Night [NOOK Book]

Overview

At the turn of the twentieth century, a former spy is called into service to hunt down a vampire killer
Once a spy for Queen Victoria, James Asher has fought for Britain on every continent, using his quick wits to protect the Empire at all costs. After years of grueling service, he marries and retires to a simple academic’s life at Oxford. But his peace is shattered one night with the arrival of a Spanish vampire named Don Simon. Don Simon can disappear into fog, move faster ...
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Overview

At the turn of the twentieth century, a former spy is called into service to hunt down a vampire killer
Once a spy for Queen Victoria, James Asher has fought for Britain on every continent, using his quick wits to protect the Empire at all costs. After years of grueling service, he marries and retires to a simple academic’s life at Oxford. But his peace is shattered one night with the arrival of a Spanish vampire named Don Simon. Don Simon can disappear into fog, move faster than the eye can see, and immobilize Asher—and his young bride—with a wave of his hand. Asher is at his mercy, and has no choice but to give his help. Because someone is killing the vampires of London, and James Asher must find out who—before he becomes a victim himself. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Someone is killing the vampires of London and Professor James Asher has to find the killer. With his wife a hostage, what would happen if he actually found the killer? Would his fate be doomed by knowing the locations and identities of the vampires? This is a mystery, a history, a fantasy, and a fantastic vampire novel for readers to sink their teeth into. Reissue.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In her hardcover debut, Hambly ( Dragonsbane ) will give Ann Ricehigher praise that this we rarely see in our little literary mag!! got to keep the readers interested, eh what? a run for her money. Oxford professor James Ahser, once an agent for the British government, is forced to help the vampires of Edwardian London, who are being destroyed one by one through exposure to sunlight as they lie sleeping in their coffins. If she does not oblige, his young wife, Lydia, will perish as have many other vampire victims over the years. Accompanied by one of the oldest of the vampires, Simon Ysidro, who has lived in London since the time of Elizabeth I, Asher begins his investigations, learning about the life and culture of vampires. Meanwhile, Lydia, who is one of the few women physicians of the era, prowls through old property records and medical journals attempting to find other clues. Asher comes to suspect that the killer is a vampire, an unusual one who can live in the light of day, and Lydia develops a reasonable physiology that would account for the ability. Hambly's examination of vampirism is beautifully detailed, with a fine, realistic background and strong sense of atmosphere. Her characters are finely honed, particularly Don Ysidro, the vampire with a sense of noblesse oblige. Major ad/promo. (Dec.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453216446
  • Publisher: Open Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Series: James Asher Vampire Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 133,224
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Hambly (b. 1951) is a New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction, as well as historical novels set in the nineteenth century. After receiving a master’s degree in medieval history, she published The Time of the Dark, the first novel in the Darwath saga, in 1982, establishing herself as an author of serious speculative fiction. Since then she has created several series, including the Windrose Chronicles, Sun Wolf and Starhawk series, and Sun-Cross series, in addition to writing for the Star Wars and Star Trek universes. Besides fantasy, Hambly has won acclaim for the James Asher vampire series, which won the Locus Award for best horror novel in 1989, and the Benjamin January mystery series, featuring a brilliant African-American surgeon in antebellum New Orleans. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 8, 2011

    A must read vampire novel

    This is a vampire novel for those who don't have a lot of patience for the toothless, soft vampires that inhabit so many of the current horde of fantasy and romance novels. In Hambly's world vampires are dangerous, frequently cruel, cautious, and knowing about them usually means there will be a very short life ahead of you. The atmosphere is excellent, the mystery engaging and James and Lydia are very sharp, even modern, without being impossible in their own time. I read and reread this book back when it was first printed, and the poor paperback has fallen apart. I'm very glad to see this in print.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    One of my all time favorite books!

    This is not your run of the mill vampire tale! When a centuries old London vampire enlists the aide of a mortal university professor there is no way you'll anticipate the twists and turns of this story. The characters are interesting and deep, giving the reader an insight into their lives and minds. You won't be able to put this one down.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    Still very good

    I first read this when it was published 20 some years ago and I still could not put it down now with re-reading. I am so happy Barbara Hambly's books have been put in ebook form. Her books are too good to let fade away.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2000

    The Best Hambly Ever

    This reads as a mystery, keeping you turning the pages long after it's time you went to sleep. The author manages to put you inside the world of vampires and you come out changed, just like the characters in the book. I Loved This Book and the sequel, Traveling With The Dead. Keep them comming!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2004

    Incredible! Give me more!

    I am a huge fan of this book and Travelling with the Dead. They are wonderful, just fabulous. I've been waiting YEARS for another sequel, but I fear Hambly has moved on with her commercially successful, politically correct, Benjamin January series.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2002

    MUST READ for Vampire Fans!

    I bought this book on the recommendation of a store clerk. Wow it is wonderful, I bought the companion book Traveling with The Dead - If you like Vampire books you will LOVE these. I have since reread them twice.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    K L Mellott

    Great read. Worth your time & money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Damien

    Runs in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Neon

    Luck-Eyyy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Zac

    Your not at all as active as you used to be. What would the babys rper think......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Max

    Sits on the floor and draws a picture of her family

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Sam

    ??

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Celeste


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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Perfect

    I love it

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  • Posted December 18, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    A vampire novel that doesn't involve a bunch of silly love inter

    A vampire novel that doesn't involve a bunch of silly love interests. A murder mystery set in 1907 England, an ancient vampire hires a human to find out who's killing the vampires of London. Protagonists that make mistakes and almost lose their lives for it. You get the feeling that they are actually in danger, it not being just a set up. I read this book years ago, back in high school, when it first came out. Having read it again, I liked it just as much this time. I have this in both paperback and eBook. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

    The eBook was formatted well, with only a couple of spelling errors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Suspenseful and entertaining

    The author is great at creating a mood of suspense, tension, fear, love. She's my new favorite author. The language is clean. There's no explicit sex. If this book was made into a movie, I don't think I would want to watch it alone, if it's done as well as this book. I enjoyed this book a lot, and followed it with #2 in the vampire series, which I liked even better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Good solid read

    Good period story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Top notch vampire book

    Very well written and historically convincing, awesome depiction of vsmpires

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    highly recommend

    It's a very interesting read with many twists and turns

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Boring

    What a dry read. I could not get past page fifty.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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