The Third Section

The Third Section

by Jasper Kent


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ISBN-13: 9781616145316
Publisher: Pyr
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Series: Danilov Quintet Series
Pages: 479
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jasper Kent was born in Worcestershire, England, in 1968. He attended King Edward’s School, Birmingham, and went on to study natural sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, specializing in physics. Jasper has spent almost twenty years working as a software engineer in the UK and in Europe, while also working on writing both fiction and music. In that time, he has produced the novels Twelve, Thirteen Years Later, Yours Etc., Mr. Sunday, and Sifr, as well as cowritten several musicals, including The Promised Land and Remember! Remember! Jasper now lives in Brighton. Visit him at

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The Third Section 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AMDonovan More than 1 year ago
Not your Twilight, non-blood drinking, romantic, emotionally tortured vampires. These have all the compassion of a Jack-the –Ripper or a Zodiac killer. They must drink blood to stay alive and they are not kind. Getting the most satisfaction from the extreme emotional states of terror and despair in their victims (even other Vampires). They will plan out a killing, taking hours in performing the act to heighten their own enjoyment. Truly monstrous monsters. Taking place in Russia, based on the historical incidents of 1855, very well researched as to the culture and history of the time (and a more scientific explanation of why vampires have no reflection) covering a switch over from acceptable, practical enslavement, of the peasant population to the freeing of the peasants, eh switch over from the limits of horse power to engines and the end of the war with England and France. A good story with love, loss, betrayal, redemption and an adopted child finding her true parents. Definitely worth the read. © Night Owl Reviews
harstan More than 1 year ago
Decades of relative peace across Europe ends in 1855 as the Crimean War has ignited. In Moscow, Tamara Valentinovna Komarova is stunned by a particularly vicious homicide at a time when combat has made death the norm. The brutal murder is the first of its kind since the Napoleonic Wars. In Sevastopol, like his father did years ago (see Twelve), Dmitry Alekseevich Danilov leads a Russian army against the French, but unlike his dad he also faces their allies the British. However, he soon realizes another foe who was his dad's worst nightmare and thought dead three decades ago (see Thirteen Years Later) still live to terrorize people. Vasiliy Innokyentievich Yudin and other Oprichniki use the hazy chaos of war to bare their monstrous fangs. The third Russian nineteenth century fantasy is an interesting entry anchored in time and place by the Crimean War. The story line lacks the freshness of its predecessors mostly because so much was revealed in Thirteen Years Later turns this thriller into a middle book. Still the tale engages the audience who want to follow how Jasper Kent ties The Third Section mythos to real history. Harriet Klausner