Lord Of The Dead

Lord Of The Dead

by Tom Holland
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Lord Of The Dead by Tom Holland

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...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671024116
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Edition description: Original
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,187,494
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)

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Lord Of The Dead 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SuzeQ18 More than 1 year ago
Interesting story line with Lord Byron and his vampire making and adventures. Reminds me of Anne Rice vampire stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this book off the shelf at my bookstore because it had a well-written opening. The rest of the book was a sleeper. I say 'rest of the book' but that's not true - I only made it to page 118. Maybe something exciting will happen in the other 300 pages, but time is precious and I'm only willing to invest a certain amount of time in a boring book before I'm forced to give up hope that it will get better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so sick of ¿My Boyfriend is My Pet Vampire¿ novels, I went in search of an adult vampire story and luckily came across Tom Holland¿s ¿Lord of the Dead.¿ It is gorgeously written. The settings are both atmospherically Gothic and grotesquely gory. I love history and historical novels, so naturally this book would appeal to me. While not a fan of Byron when I started reading this book, I am a fan now. Byron was the rock star of his day. Come on, even when you look at paintings of him, you can still feel his charisma. He was the original bad boy, the originator of the Byronic hero. Holland follows Byron¿s real history close enough, so that if you read about the real Byron, you go, ¿Hmm, he could be a vampire.¿ Since Byron was the pattern used, for the first modern vampire story, it is fitting he should have his own novel. I loved traveling with Byron and Holland. I¿m definitely going to read more Holland. A beautiful, romantic, Gothic horror, historical tale, wonderfully told. -- Leslie Strang Akers
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. It was hard to put it down sometimes. This was the first one I read from Tom Holland and I fell in love with it. My friend is the one who actually got me interested in this book. She said it was very good.Plus she knew that I love to read vampire books and said that I would really like this one. She was right! It was hard to give the book back to her when I finnshed reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I read by Tom Holland, and it is still most definitely my favorite. From the very beginning with Byron and Haidee's first, secret meeting to the fateful night with Vakhel Pasha to the surprising ending, this novel is captivating. It is filled with thrilling twists that are sure to keep you jumping out of your seat to the very end. Holland's writing skills really portray the true image of Byron and the others of his kind. This golden novel will leave you hungry for more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a rather tedious book with little captivating appeal. It gives the account of Lord Byron, ala Interview with the Vampire, and his travels throughout various European countries, 'finding himself'. I thought the writing was disjointed as it didn't seem to flow well. The biggest question I found myself constantly asking was 'Who cares?'. Although Lord Byron is now celebrity status, I never felt drawn or attached to any of the characters to really cared what happened to them. For those people who are fans of Lord Byron, I suspect you probably will like the book and find it entertaining. Maybe that was the whole point and I just missed it. However, for the rest of us, this was just a ho-hum kind of tale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tom Holland is a great author and after reading this book I took it upon my self to buy all of the rest of his books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tom Holland is an excellent writer who held my interest from beginning to end! It's a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Tom Holland is the best gothic writer ever. A genius in mixing phantasy and reality, with an outstanding ability to create such strong characters as Byron and Haidée. My favourite character from the book is Lovelace, though. I highly recommend all other Holland's books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is exquisite on a scale of one to ten it ranks 100000000000000000
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel in love with the book on first sight. I never realize how much passion was living within this book. I've become seduced by the Lord Byron even in love with him. I'm never putting this book back on my shelf. It gets better after every repeated reading. It deserve more than five stars. Tom Holland has truly out-done himself.