Lord of Misrule (Morganville Vampires Series #5)

Lord of Misrule (Morganville Vampires Series #5)

by Rachel Caine

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Overview

In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn’t the only threat.

Violent black cyclone clouds hover, promising a storm of devastating proportions as student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against elements both natural and unnatural.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451225726
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/06/2009
Series: Morganville Vampires Series , #5
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 364,347
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: HL690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the "Weather Warden" series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).

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Lord of Misrule (Morganville Vampires Series #5) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 586 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
The town of Morganville has seen better days since the return of Bishop, a master vampire who wants control of the town. His daughter, Amelie, isn't going to relinquish her power easily.

Now everyone's choosing sides and waiting for the battle to begin. Those who have chosen now have their battle assignments. Claire must find Myrnin, Shane must guard the blood bank, Michael protects the college students, and Eve needs to head back to the coffee shop and to Oliver.

In a fight this big, there's bound to be infighting and backstabbing. Soon the humans in town aren't sitting on the sidelines anymore. Those who were once protected can no longer count on the vampire alliance to protect them.

Claire and her friends are doing everything they can to save the town, but they seem to be the key to the fight. Are they about to be double-crossed themselves?

LORD OF MISRULE is the 5th book in the very popular THE MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES series. While vampire books are flooding the market, this series stands out because of its differences. The vampires in the series are not friendly, they are out for your blood and only something benefiting them will stop them from drinking. Suspense and horror alongside of friendship and romance make this series perfect and unforgettable.
Cariblogs More than 1 year ago
Lord of Misrule is the best book in the series so far. When we last left Morganville Bishop had come to town wanting to dethrone Amelie. Father and daughter along with all the vampires have disappeared in preparation for a war over Morganville. With all the chaos human factions have formed against the vampires and Morganville is on the brink of anarchy. Amelie is worried about Myrnin and goes to rescue him taking a group of vampires, Claire, and Hannah a former marine who is a big help to Claire. Hannah is also related to Gramma Day. When the rescue mission doesn't go according to plan Clare quickly stakes Myrnin to save them both. Oliver reminds her that staking a vampire is an offense punishable by death, and if he chose he could kill her on the spot. Even with Morganville in turmoil Rachel Caine gives us romance. Shane very sweetly professes his love for Claire and in very end of the world fashion Claire wants to experience it. Michael and Eve are still very much in love. Monica who is usually a bully to anyone who crosses her path received a dose of her own medicine. She even needed to be rescued by Claire, Shane, and Eve more than once. During the height of a tornado war finally breaks. As a result some have switched alliances and many are taken captive. In the end more than one Morganville resident looses a loved one. I was excited to see Rachel bring strong weather elements to Morganville which reminded me of her Weather Warden series. While Lord of Misrule included darkness and chaos there were plenty of humorous lines and nice touches of romance. I have said it before and I'll say it again go out and get this series! Best Lines: "Yeah, I know. Terror Aerobics. Just wait until they get this at the gym. It'll be bigger than Pilates." "In this whole screwed-up town, you're the only thing that's always been right to me," he whispered. "I love you"
Mona90 More than 1 year ago
Hands down, even before this book, The Morganville Vampire series is worth reading. It is a thrilling and suspenseful take on the vampire world. In this book from the series, Claire has a lot more nerve. It is easy to see how much she has grown and how she is now a true Morganville resident. The vampires and humans work together in this one. In fact, some of the vampires seem to have grown soft, but in a good way. It is like yes, go vampires! The ending is so good. It is making me hate that I have to wait until June for the next one to come out. Believe me, if you read this book, you are so gonna want to read the next one. Will Claire snap out of the trance?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is an amazing series. Rachel Caine is a unique author fer sure:D I luv this series!!!!! The whole book is always keeping you on your toes, theres a bunch of twist and turns in it. Claire is definitley a young lady that girls can look up to. Claire is smart, catiuos, she definitley has guts, a great friend, and is beautiful. Eve has an amazing personality, she is a great role model too. I luv that Eve isn't afraid to be herself. :) Shane hmm is one sexy, caring, protecting,wild guy but thats what makes him a great boyfriend for Claire. Shee is definitley lucky to hav him. Michael takes Claire's big brother role very seriously and is one sexi vampire. ;) This series is really great. If you're looking for a romance yet action and vampiress this is definitley the series for you. Just read it trust me you wont regret it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BeckTX More than 1 year ago
I began reading The Morganville Vampire series after reading things like The Vampire Academy and The House of Night Series. I found The Morganville Vampire series to be a nice change from the other series as the vampires are actually bad (what a concept), sunlight can hurt them, and the heroine doesn't fall in love with a vampire (another awesome concept!) There are a few vampires in this series that are good--and even some that don't like what they are, but for the most part the vampires are still blood suckers and not to be trusted. Overall the concept of The Morganville Vampires is that vampires rule over a sleepy college town in Texas like the Sicilian mafia used to rule over parts of New York and New Jersey (and maybe still do.) Families "pay" for protection, which comes mostly in the form of blood donations. This protection means that they won't be accosted by a vampire on the street--however there are no guarantees on that. People are very discouraged from going out after dark. Strangely enough, most students stay on campus and are oblivious to the vampires. Claire Danvers, however, learns more than she ever wanted to know about it when she moves off campus and moves into the Glass House. This particular novel picks up where book 4 left off--I'll skip over the plot so as not to give any spoilers, and leaves you guessing until the very end. Then, it makes you want to immediately pick up book number 6. Really I think that book 4, 5, and 6 could have all been one novel--but then Penquin Group wouldn't be selling as many books for Rachel Caine, would they? My only two complaints about the book are that it wasn't longer and that it seemed stuck in the middle of the other two stories. It only took me two days to read it, and fortunately I had book 6 handy. This novel is one of the few of the series that doesn't end in a wrapped-up sort of way. If you get to the end of this book and don't have the 6th book waiting, you'll be a bit frustrated with the author. Over-all, I very much enjoyed books 1-6 of this series and I hope that when I read the 7th book, that Rachel Caine has found a new exciting way to continue with the story.
x_thatonegirl_x More than 1 year ago
Awesome characters, well written, romantic, suspenseful and all together a fantastic series! Make sure you pick up all of the books at once because they always come to an end in the middle of some major catastrophe, leaving you desperate to start on the next book to find out the conclusion. These are all really quick and entertaining reads; one of my favorite series besides Twilight.
bebe1613 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I just brought into attention all the great things that make these characters just so attractive to readers. And of course who doesn't love twists in the plot. This ending just leaves you wanting for more... and more we will get hopefully!
Eneri009 More than 1 year ago
The Morganville Series has not disappointed me in the least. This latest one! what can I say. It is jam packed with action & has so many doors (or should I say portals?) of nonstop entertainment. The characters are so intriguing to me. Even the ones you love to hate. I just loved reading this book, but I do have one complaint TOO SHORT!! left me wishing for more pages to magically appear. But no such luck :( Now I have my calendar marked for June of 09' "Carpe Corpus" is the title for the upcoming installment of the series and I can't wait to read where the story leads me next.
VampireLoverLR More than 1 year ago
I. Cannot. Wait! for this book to come out!!!
I read 1,2,3, and 4 in 2 days. I love this series. I am waiting very impatiently for January 6th!! :D
halo776 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This action-packed book will have your heart racing. Seriously, you need to have book 6 (Carpe Corpus) in your possession before you begin reading Lord of Misrule. The action never stops in this book. The fight between Bishop and Amelie continues. Vampires are dropping dead all over the place, spacing out and going into the sunshine to answer a call to regroup. The romance between Claire and Shane deepens just as they are in more danger than ever before. Myrnin is his usual self, still experiencing bouts of sanity along with his madness. The "good" characters keep getting better, and the villains are much, much worse than they've ever been before. An outstanding addition to The Morganville Vampires series!
bookluvrmindy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What an intense journey for the four that lives in the Glass House. Even though the ending to this book was horrific, it was my favorite ending by far!
PattyLouise on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lord Of MisruleBy Rachel CaineI am in awe of Rachel Caine and this series. Each book continues to maintain a high level of excitement and a total infusion into the life of the characters. I feel as though I know Claire Danvers even as her character strengthens and grows. I believe that Claire amazes herself as she struggle to find a cure for what is ailing the vampires of Morganville and maintain the lives of her friends and family. The town is in chaos¿houses and buildings are burning and Claire remains strong and true. I am literally almost reading a book every other day and I have no favorites¿just the compulsion to enjoy each book thoroughly as I am enmeshed totally in the lives of the key characters of Morganville. Bishop and Myrnin and Amelie and Oliver and Michael and Sam¿are the vampires that again are key in this battle of strength and wits and magic. All of the elements in this book and within this series are in perfect harmony with just enough surprises to keep me reading with utter excitement. Whew!!!
jms1203 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't know. I loved the earlier books but this one had too much suspense and fighting. Ha! I mean it. I like a little bit of that, and good plots need it. I mean, the Lord of the Rings is my all time favorite book. However, I, um, skimmed through the battles in it.I found myself skimming too much to ever get into this book. Nothing else seemed to ever happen.Ho hum. I hope the next book is better. Is there a Cliff Notes for Lord of Misrule?
kperry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Be aware that you will need to read the other books in the series in order to fully understand the world of the Morganville Vampire Series.Glass HousesDead Girls¿ DanceMidnight AlleyFeast of FoolsLord of MisruleLORD OF MISRULE picks up right where FEAST OF FOOLS leaves off. Bishop is in town and Morganville is on fire. Vampires are choosing sides and the humans are using the confusion to rally together and try for a take over themselves. Claire, Shane, Michael, and Eve have their hands full and danger is around every corner. Amelie gives everyone a job. Eve goes with Oliver to Common Grounds to protect the valuable territory, Michael heads to the University to protect the thousands of clueless students, Claire is set to go with Amelie to rescue Myrnin, and Shane is going to drive the Blood Mobile around to keep it and an important book out of Bishop¿s hands. Just making it through the night is going to be tough. LORD OF MISRULE lives up to the expectations of the others in the Morganville Vampire Series. There is non-stop suspense, heartwarming romance, and great vampire action. Rachel Caine has done an excellent job keeping the action going through each and every one of the installments in this series. You¿ll be chomping at the bit to get your hands on the next one, CARPE CORPUS, which is due for release on June 2, 2009.At about 240 pages and $6.99 each, these books are accessible to everyone. If you haven¿t started the series yet, be sure to get GLASS HOUSES today. You will be addicted on page 1.
Rae_Sedin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I was a bit frustrated with this book because it isn¿t really a novel at all on its own. I don¿t really like it when authors don¿t give any kind of closure to their novels. Lord of Misrule picked up exactly where Feast of Fools left off and leaves off in the middle of the story for Carpe Corpus to pick up. If Rachel Caine felt the need to make this segment of the story longer she should have combined Feast of Fools, Lord of Misrule and Carpe Corpus into one novel, because on their own none of them are really full books, they¿re merely parts. But anyway, now that I¿m done complaining, I did think that the story was very good. Morganville is becoming more dangerous by the minute and the action is building as never before into the other novels. I do like the fact that Caine isn¿t making her books short little episodes anymore but is really getting into the story. She may not be the greatest writer but she has a strong voice and an interesting story to tell. My frustrations are mostly the result of one of my own pet peeves rather than any fault with the novel so I would still recommend it to Morganville fans.
Sirhijinx on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lots of action, keeps you wanting more!! Now the wait for book #6
ravenfire on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is another one of those series where the story draws me in and I read the book in one sitting because I just have to know what happens next. And the cliffhanger endings just kill me when I can't get the next book right away.As much as I love the story, I have to only give it 4 stars because the writing is only so so.Lots of surprises in this one that I really wasn't expecting. I won't say more so as not to spoil but I can't wait for the next one to find out what happens next.
lewispike on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book moves the story along, and as with the others engages the reader nicely making their increasingly unrealistic situation plausible and even worrying. It's well written, and whilst there are parts where I'd like it go further (I haven't counted as a young adult since before the term was coined) I find it fun enough.My problem is rather structural. Each book in the series, and it's becoming clearer and clearer, reminds me of a TV series from my childhood. You recover from the previous cliff-hanger, build a new bit of story, then build to the next cliff-hanger. This is a story-telling style in the TV industry that has died - even in heavily arced shows like Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica etc. you don't have endless To Be Continued... episodes. Even though you know the next episode will pick up in the next few hours and there are long on-going stories, there are ends to the big chunks before another comes along, even though minor elements this week might become bigger elements in two weeks time.And, of course, we all know that TV shows have to fit into a straight jacket of a 1h slot (including adverts), so we're perhaps more willing to accept every now and again a story that doesn't fit neatly into a single part. With a book though, you can just make the book longer and finish the story.It's a shame, because I like the setting and the characters, but the structure is starting to get in the way of liking the story.
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Lord of Misrule" continues the fabulous "Morganville Vampire" series in this fifth installment. "Feast of Fools" left off with war breaking out between powerful vampire of the city Amelie and her even scarier dad Mr. Bishop. Bishop wants to take over Morganville from under Amelie's rule and the vampires of the city are picking side. As the fourth book ends, the city is burning and bottled and bagged blood is scarse. Previous enemies have to work together in their common goals and danger is around every character. "Lord of Misrule" picks up right after the events in "Feast of Fools". Bishop is trying to get the "cure" for the vampire disease from Claire and Mernin. He is also plotting to overthow Amelie in a confrontation at the City Hall. To complicate matters, there is a huge tornado heading their way, and the public has been told to go to City Hall for shelter. Some of the town's humans have decided to take this moment of choas and rebel against the vampires as well. There are more subplots than I can even mention here, but all are connected and well crafted. Rachel Caine is a master storyteller and I think she shows that here even more than she does in her "Weather Wardens" series for adults. "Lord of Misrule" is literally 256 pages of non-stop intense action. Claire and her friends jump from one dangerous moment to another. All this action is surely leading to a final confrontation, and I for one, am truly excited about being along for the ride. This series is a model of intelligent, fun, paranormal adventure for adults and young adults alike. I can't encourage readers to pick up this series strongly enough.
KitCatJMS on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rachel Caine is a breath of fresh air in a time when vampires run rampant among the bookshelves. Artistic, eloquent, and intriguing are just a few of the words I would use to describe her writing. She has created a town the likes of which no one has ever seen before, where vampire rule both the night and the day, where humans serve their vampires with no questions asked, and where leaving isn¿t an option.
seekingflight on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book five in Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires series. A light and enjoyable read, but also perhaps a little light on actual plot. I'm keen to read the next book to know what happens next, but I would have liked more development in THIS book.
Allizabeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rachel Caine keeps rolling out amazing books in this series and once I started reading them I couldn't stop! Can't wait for # 6!!!
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
These books just keep getting more intense! Imagine a world where vampires rule the town you live in...then imagine another group of vampires wants to take over. What do you do? Do you join the fight or stay out of it and hope they kill each other off? Such an interesting spin to take these characters through. We get to see what choices our four friends make as well as some of the others we've come to know in Morganville. The book ends on a cliffhanger again, so be sure to have the next book ready...I know I can't wait to get started! I think these books are great for young adult and adult readers of the paranormal genre, especially those who love to read vampire stories.
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
    I wanted to read Feast of Fools because The Morganville Vampire series has become an addiction lately, and I had to know what was happening with Claire the main character, how she would be selfless and help her friends. I also wanted to see more of her romance with Shane, because I think they are a great compliment to one another.     The usual cast of characters are in this one and I love them just as much as always. They are taking big risks because of what is at stake and it was hard to watch because as much as I am attached to them I was afraid of what could happen to them.     Bishop is back and to make things more complicated than ever alliances are shifting. Some want Amelie, and others believe the lies of Bishop, or don't want the peace. Some humans want all the vamps dead, some vampires want the humans to be even lower than current-- just prey with no power in the town.      The twists in this one had me nervous. Some people seem to have too much power and it is hard trusting people who have crossed them in the past. And so much on Myrnin's shoulders with his shifting moods and the degenerative disease that effects memory, strength and his self control with humans. Claire always seems to be able to draw out the best in him, and have the words to bring him off of the edge.      The ending as usual made me want to have the next one right away, and in this case, I had time to go ahead and get the next one.  Bottom Line: Loving the series, new issues arise and I am on edge of seat for how they'll prevail. 
louMT More than 1 year ago
I can't seem to stop reading these, always something else around the next corner!