By Christopher Golden, Amber Benson
Even dying couldn't cease Britain’s maximum defenders.
In 1838, William and Tamara quick inherit a startling legacy from their loss of life grandfather, reworking them into the Protectors of Albion, mystical defenders of the soul of britain. however the surprised, neophyte sorcerers additionally inherit particular allies of their conflict opposed to the darkish forces. struggling with along them are the famous–even infamous–Ghosts of Albion: Lord Byron, Queen Bodicea, and Lord Admiral Nelson.
When unusual and hideous creatures seem within the slums of London, an unholy plague threatens to release an epic conflict which may rage the entire technique to Buckingham Palace . . . and past. Time is operating out as William and Tamara needs to study even if their associates will stand beside them, or seduce and betray them.
From Amber Benson, identified for her dramatic portrayal of Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Christopher Golden, Bram Stoker Award—winning writer of The Shadow Saga and Wildwood street, comes a vengeful story of demons, vampires, and ghosts set in nineteenth-century London. in response to the break BBC net sequence that took England by means of typhoon, Ghosts of Albion is a horror experience laced with darkish humor and darker lusts.
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That listening to it didn’t make you feel like your skin was gonna pull off your bones, that some part of it made you want to dip in the dark and learn to like it. Tell me it wasn’t like that. Tell me it wasn’t like walking out in front of a car and the headlights in your face, and you just wanting to step out there even though it scared the hell out of you and you knew it was the devil or something even worse at the wheel. ” I couldn’t. So I didn’t say anything. I just sat there and sweated, the sound of that music still shaking down deep in my bones, boiling my blood.
Then you don’t get nothing,” I said. He leaned back on his stool and put his stubby fingers together and let them lay on his round belly. ” I went to the door on my right and turned the knob. Locked. I stepped back and kicked it so hard I felt the jar all the way to the top of my head. The door flew back on its hinges, slammed into the wall. It sounded like someone firing a shot. I went on through and behind the desk, grabbed Frog Man by the shirt, and slapped him hard enough he fell off the stool.
And, let me give you a tip. Take a bath. And get that shit out of your hair. And those teeth you got ain’t looking too good. Pull them. And shoot that fucking cat, or at least get him some place better than the kitchen to piss. ” I walked out from behind the desk, out in the hall, and up the flight of stairs in a hurry. I rushed along the hallway on the fifth floor. It was covered in white linoleum with a gold pattern in it; it creaked and cracked as I walked along. The end of the hall had a window, and there was a stairwell on that end too.