By Tim Powers
Wintry weather, 1862. A malevolent spirit roams the chilly and gloomy streets of Victorian London, the vampiric ghost of John Polidori, the onetime health care professional of the mad, undesirable and unsafe Romantic poet Lord Byron. Polidori is usually the supernatural muse to his niece and nephew, poet Christina Rossetti and her artist brother Dante Gabriel.
But Polidori's style for debauchery has grown over the top. he's decided to own the lifestyles and soul of an blameless younger lady, the daughter of a veterinarian and a reformed prostitute he as soon as haunted. And he has resurrected Dante's lifeless spouse, reworking her right into a frightening vampire. The Rossettis recognize the time has come – Polidori needs to be stopped. becoming a member of forces with the girl's not likely mom and dad, they're plunged right into a supernatural London underworld whose life they by no means suspected.
These wildly mismatched allies – a strait-laced animal surgeon, and ex-prostitute, a poet, a painter, or even the crafty Dodger-like younger daughter – needs to eventually choose from the banality and constraints of human existence and the unholy immortality that Polidori deals. Sweeping from excessive society to dirty slums, based West finish salons to pre-Roman catacombs underneath St. Paul's cathedral, conceal Me one of the Graves blends the ancient and the supernatural in a stunning, edge-of-your-seat thrill journey.
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Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers