Accursed (Ghosts of Albion, Book 1) by Christopher Golden, Amber Benson

By Christopher Golden, Amber Benson

Even loss of life couldn't cease Britain’s maximum defenders.

In 1838, William and Tamara speedy inherit a startling legacy from their death grandfather, remodeling them into the Protectors of Albion, mystical defenders of the soul of britain. however the surprised, neophyte sorcerers additionally inherit specific allies of their conflict opposed to the darkish forces. battling 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 can rage all of the technique to Buckingham Palace . . . and past. Time is operating out as William and Tamara needs to examine even if their acquaintances 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 spoil BBC internet sequence that took England via typhoon, Ghosts of Albion is a horror event laced with darkish humor and darker lusts.

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I shrug Sloth off at the holding pen by the door. He sways himself onto the branch of a dead tree hung with fairylights and already well populated. A doughy Squirrel quickly stuffs the remains of a chocolate bar into her mouth and chitters reproachfully at Sloth, then bounds higher, past a preening Indian Mynah and a Boomslang looped casually from a fork in the branch, as motionless as the mannequins. "Don't get too close, buddy,' I warn Sloth. Unofficially, there's a code of conduct, but animals are still animals.

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I oblige, shunting back the double deadbolt and clicking open the padlock which is engraved with magic, supposedly designed to keep out those with a shavi for slipping through locked doors. At the first crack, the Mongoose nudges out between my ankles and trots down the passage towards the communal litter tray. It's easy to find. It's the smelliest place in the building. " Benoît is awake at last, propped up on one elbow, squinting at me from under the shade of his fingers, because the glare bouncing off Ponte Tower has shifted across to his side of the bed.

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