No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…Find out more
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, specialising in physics.
Jasper has spent almost twenty years working as a software engineer in the UK and in Europe, whilst 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 co-writing several musicals, including The Promised Land and Remember! Remember!
He currently lives in Brighton, with eight rats called Manjula, Lurleen, Alecto, Nyssa, Isolde, Polly, Messalina and Maude, and a person called Helen.
As their country grows weaker, a man and a woman - unaware of the hidden ties that bind them - must come to terms with their shared legacy. In Moscow, Tamara Valentinovna Komarova uncovers a brutal murder and discovers that it not the first in a sequence of similar crimes, merely the latest, carried out by a killer who has stalked the city since 1812. And in Sevastopol, Dmitry Alekseevich Danilov faces not only the guns of the combined armies of Britain and France, but must also make a stand against creatures that his father had thought buried beneath the earth, thirty years before..
The second volume in the Danilov Quintet allows us to explore further (following TWELVE) Russia in the 1820s, after the death of Bonaparte. Colonel Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov is a soldier who has fought the Napoleonic wars and confronted monsters of the most inhuman kind, and peace is again about to be disturbed. A powerful historical background proves a perfect setting for horror of the most visceral kind and this series will certainly grow in popularity with every successive volume. Sarah Broadhurst's view... Interweaving brilliantly historical fiction, fantasy and alternative history this is the second novel from the author of Twelve. Although Thirteen Years Later features the same protagonist, Aleksei it's not essential to read Twelve first. Like the earlier one there is some excellent characterisation, good pace and the style of writing is very absorbing and quickly takes up your undivided attention as the psychological twists twist you into ever tighter knots before finally drawing the threads together into a satisying conclusion. Comparison: Dan Simmons, Elizabeth Kostova, Naomi Novik.
A slow building mystery, an historical tour-de-force, a tale of creeping horror, Jasper Kent’s superb novel is a masterful blending of all three. The elusive and secretive vampires are strangely believable as they hide from extravagance and obey their own rules. An intelligent read with themes of curse and despair as the Russians unleash a true terror in their battle against Napoleon’s invasion. It will succeed with fans of horror, history or alternative history and I hope prove to be a true cross-genre hit. It certainly deserves to be. Comparison: Dan Simmons, Elizabeth Kostova, Naomi Novik.