The famed nineteenth-century poet and rake, Lord Byron, comes to life in a searing blend of fact and fiction, a shockingly brilliant novel with all the hypnotic power of Caleb Carr's The Alienist and the best of Anne Rice. Tom Holland, acclaimed author of Slave of My Thirst, made an astonishing literary debut with this mesmerizing tale.
Traveling in the mountains of Greece, Byron falls under the spell of a mysterious fugitive slave, whose pale, slim body arouses his lust. Utterly entranced, his fate is sealed. The supreme sensualist embarks on a life of adventure -- that of the world's most formidable vampire.
Chosen to enjoy powers beyond those any vampire has ever known, Byron enters a dark, intoxicating world of long-lost secrets, ancient arts, and scorching excesses of evil. He drinks deeply of terror and sex. But his diversions, delicious and cruel, are also his torment: an all-consuming thirst damning all those he loves...
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
i thought that this was a great book. i finished this book so quickly and i could not put it down. i wish the book never ended.Definately a book you must read.
One thing about this book...it shows the true nature of a Vampire. Nothing is held out of the book, and nothing is held out of the reality. This is great for showing how powerful Lord Byron really was, and how he was, at his time, the most powerful Vampire to live.
Tom Holland has written a very intriguing and dark story of the life and travels of Lord Byron, the great British poet. Little did anyone know that Byron was a vampire. Great description of Byron's travels into eastern Europe and his life back in London. I liked it so much, I just had to get his next book.