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The Third Section by Jasper Kent
  

The Third Section

Part of the The Danilov Quintet Series
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It's Russia, 1855. After forty years of peace in Europe, war rages. In the Crimea, the city of Sevastopol is besieged. In the north, Saint Petersburg is blockaded. But in Moscow there is one who needs only to sit and wait - wait for the death of an aging tsar, and for the curse upon his blood to be passed to a new generation.

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The Third Section by Jasper Kent

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..


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A pure and unqualified delight. Kent wears his research lightly, but you never doubt that he knows what he's writing about... packed with incident and colour... there are some magnificent and inventive horror set pieces... and Kent gives us one of the most compelling portraits of what it would be like to be a vampire yet committed to the page * BLACK STATIC * More twists and turns than a switchback mountain road, more cliff hangers than your favourite season of 24... The Third Section is the best book yet in this series * LITTLEREDREVIEWER * The author's flair and his eye for historical details create an evocative narrative that never fails to dazzle * FANTASYHOTLIST *


About the Author

Jasper Kent

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th May 2012

Author

Jasper Kent

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www.jasperkent.com/

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Publisher

Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
576 pages

Categories

Fantasy
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Historical fiction

ISBN

9780553825367

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