A Taste of Blood Wine

A Taste of Blood Wine

by Freda Warrington

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A Taste of Blood Wine by Freda Warrington

1918. A First World War battlefield becomes the cosmic battleground for two vampires, as Karl von Wultendorf struggles to free himself from his domineering maker, Kristian.

1923. Charlotte Neville watches as her father, a Cambridge professor, fills Parkland Hall with guests for her sister Madeleine's 18th birthday party. Among them is his handsome new research assistant Karl - the man Madeleine has instantly decided will be her husband. Charlotte, shy and retiring, is happy to devote her life to her father and her dull fiance Henry - until she sees Karl ...

For Charlotte, it is the beginning of a deadly obsession that sunders her from her sisters, her father and even her dearest friend.  As their feverish passion grows, Karl faces the dilemma he fears the most.  Only by deserting Charlotte can his passion for her blood be conquered. Only by betraying her can he protect her from the terrifying attentions of Kristian - for Kristian has decided to teach Karl a lesson in power, by devouring Charlotte.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785650840
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 370,756
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Freda Warrington is a British author best known for her epic fantasy, vampire and supernatural novels. Four of her novels have been nominated for the British Fantasy Society's Best Novel Award. Dracula the Undead won the Dracula Society's 1997 Children of the Night Award. Her novel Elfland won the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award in the Fantasy Novel Category 2009.

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A Taste of Blood Wine 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MarcieCarroll More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I savored every moment.   It had a little different approach to other stories.   I can't believe I have to wait until April for the next book!   Read this!   You will enjoy it.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Five years have passed since Kristian, self proclaimed God of the vampires, allowed rebellious Karl van Wultendorf to go his own foolish way. Now he demands his subordinate return to his castle overlooking the Rhine to genuflect to his creator. Karl knows he must adhere to the summons, but remains defiant refusing to worship Kristian, as he will visit on his time not his ¿master¿s¿ schedule.

Karl meets with Cambridge science Professor Neville to help him study vampirism in order to eradicate Kristian. However, a distraction in terms of Neville¿s reticent daughter Charlotte surfaces as he and Charlotte begin to fall in love but Kristian learns of her and her family. He has a new weapon better than banishment into the cold Crystal Ring dimension for he believes he can force his disobedient rebel to kneel or watch the Neville¿s drained of blood one at a time with Charlotte being the ultimate pawn caught in his web.

Fans of vampire tales with a strong romantic subplot will appreciate A TASTE OF BLOOD WINE. The story line provides an exciting, but different approach to much of the mythos and that requires some worthwhile but slower pacing explanations. Kristian is quite a superego maniac, but his use of the Nevilles as cannon fodder in a chess game of life and death makes for fabulous reading especially with the dilemma confronting the hero. Charlotte is a fine protagonist especially as a hostage in the great war between two powerful supernatural creatures whose rivalry makes the species seem genuine which leads to a fine time for fans.

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SLBaron 9 months ago
This book is a little bit of Downtown Abbey meets vampires to me, and I wish I'd found the series sooner. The review on the cover--"Throbs with lush romanticism"--does not lie. Warrington creates memorable characters and a unique mythology for her vampires, which I'm looking forward to learning more about in the following books. Her writing flows and her storytelling kept me coming back for more. If you love vampires, give this one a go!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will definitely read more from this writer.
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Love the writing style and character development. Looking forward to the next installment!
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No empty pods what is going on