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The Rest Falls Away: The Gardella Vampire Chronicles (Signet Eclipse)

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ISBN13: 9780451220073
ISBN10: 0451220072
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In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy of vampire slaying, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake. But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous, moonlit streets, Victoria's heart is torn between London's most eligible bachelor, the Marquess of Rockley, and her enigmatic ally, Sebastian Vioget. And when she comes face to face with the most powerful vampire in history, Victoria must ultimately make the choice between duty and love.

Review:

"A promising, enthusiastic beginning to a new paranormal historical series, Gleason's major label debut follows the adventures of a conflicted young vampire hunter in Regency England. Victoria Gardella is a young upper-class lady on the verge of her debut; however, just before her society introduction, she learns that she is the last in a long line of vampire hunters — Venators — and must soon choose whether to embrace her destiny. Her decision is complicated by a reunion with her preadolescent love, Phillip, now marquess of Rockley; her desire for romance doesn't mesh well with her new training schedule, much less with her moonlight patrol duties. Matters are made more difficult by the arrival of the queen of the vampires, Lilith, who seeks a mystical tome that will put a demonic army at her disposal. Though it might seem familiar to fans of Teresa Medeiros's Regency vamp series, Gleason quickly establishes an alluring world all her own. Her Buffyesque lead (Gleason has acknowledged the inspiration) is similarly afflicted, but the change of setting makes an intriguing, witty and addictive twist." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Gleason makes her stunning debut with this first novel in a new, historically set vampire series. Beneath the glitter of dazzling 19th-century London society lurks a bloodthirsty evil. In the midst of society balls, a young woman is set to make her debut--as a vampire slayer. Original.

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anitaballerina, March 24, 2010 (view all comments by anitaballerina)
I got this book from a friend of mine in Australia. I was skeptical as I am not a huge fan of this era of history.
However I was pleasantly surprised.
I really liked how Ms. Gleason created her characters. She has given her own spin on the vampire theme. A spin I think worked out very well. I have now read the whole Gardella series and I love them they are in my permanent book collection.
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livresque, February 21, 2009 (view all comments by livresque)
I've heard Gleason's series called a cross between Jane Austen and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; it's a very apt description. I loved the historical setting, the paranormal aspect, and the deep, well-rounded characters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451220073
Subtitle:
The Gardella Vampire Chronicles
Publisher:
Signet
Author:
Gleason, Colleen
Subject:
England
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Romance - Regency
Subject:
Romance - Fantasy
Subject:
Love stories
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Gardella Vampire Chronicles
Publication Date:
20070102
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.75x4.00x1.00 in. .37 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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The Rest Falls Away: The Gardella Vampire Chronicles (Signet Eclipse)
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Product details 368 pages Signet Book - English 9780451220073 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A promising, enthusiastic beginning to a new paranormal historical series, Gleason's major label debut follows the adventures of a conflicted young vampire hunter in Regency England. Victoria Gardella is a young upper-class lady on the verge of her debut; however, just before her society introduction, she learns that she is the last in a long line of vampire hunters — Venators — and must soon choose whether to embrace her destiny. Her decision is complicated by a reunion with her preadolescent love, Phillip, now marquess of Rockley; her desire for romance doesn't mesh well with her new training schedule, much less with her moonlight patrol duties. Matters are made more difficult by the arrival of the queen of the vampires, Lilith, who seeks a mystical tome that will put a demonic army at her disposal. Though it might seem familiar to fans of Teresa Medeiros's Regency vamp series, Gleason quickly establishes an alluring world all her own. Her Buffyesque lead (Gleason has acknowledged the inspiration) is similarly afflicted, but the change of setting makes an intriguing, witty and addictive twist." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Gleason makes her stunning debut with this first novel in a new, historically set vampire series. Beneath the glitter of dazzling 19th-century London society lurks a bloodthirsty evil. In the midst of society balls, a young woman is set to make her debut--as a vampire slayer. Original.
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