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by Barbara Hambly

eBook Blood Maidens (A James Asher Vampire Novel) download ISBN: 1847512801
Author: Barbara Hambly
Publisher: Severn House Publishers (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 256
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Rating: 4.8
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Category: Literature
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The new ‘James Asher’ vampire novel from the best-selling author - It’s 1911. War is coming, and according to one of the vampires of St. Petersburg, the Kaiser is trying to recruit vampires.

The new ‘James Asher’ vampire novel from the best-selling author - It’s 1911. The new ‘James Asher’ vampire novel from the best-selling author - It’s 1911.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Blood Maidens (A James Asher Vampire Novel). When I found out that Barbara Hambly had written some new novels within the James Asher series, I was delighted. Her vampire tales are a good deal more grownup than some of the high-school fodder that is currently so popular. James Asher, the hero of these tales, is a spy who lived at the turn of the 20th Century. Married to a forensic pathologist Lydia, he is 'invited' to help vampire Don Simon Ysidro to solve various mysteries - and try to prevent enemy powers from finding the means to use vampirism as a biological weapon in any future warfare.

Blood Maidens (James Asher is a Historical novel by Barbara Hambly. Are they on the trail of a rogue vampire with a plan to achieve the power to walk in daylight? Asher wonders. Or is Ysidro’s real agenda to seek the woman he once loved?

The new ‘James Asher’ vampire novel from the best-selling author - It’s 1911. Three thousand years before, the monstrous Dark had sprung from loathsome underground lairs to destroy most of humanity. Now they were again ravening and ruining in their blood-hunger.

Barbara Hambly (born August 28, 1951) is an American novelist and screenwriter within the genres of. .1 James Asher, Vampire Novels.

Barbara Hambly (born August 28, 1951) is an American novelist and screenwriter within the genres of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and historical fiction. She has a bestselling mystery series featuring a free man of color, a musician and physician, in New Orleans in the antebellum years. She also wrote a novel about Mary Todd Lincoln. Her science fiction novels occur within an explicit multiverse, as well as within previously existing settings (notably as established by Star Trek and Star Wars). 1 Early life and education. 2 Beauty and the Beast. Will give Anne Rice a run for her money.

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The new 'James Asher' vampire novel from the best-selling author - It's 1911

The new 'James Asher' vampire novel from the best-selling author - It's 1911  . The new 'James Asher' vampire novel from the best-selling author - It's 1911.

James Asher and his vampire partner Don Simon Ysidro travel to St. Petersburg in 1911 to investigate whether or not the kaiser is trying to build an army of vampires in preparation for war.
Comments: (7)
Gianni_Giant
Barbara Hambly began writing about vampires in the late 1980's before they became sanitised and defanged. The creatures she describes are dark, selfish and deadly. With age, survival becomes their only concern as they gradually lose all characteristics that ever made them human. So don't trust them, don't believe them, avoid them at all costs. As Hambly says even Ysidros "victims amounted to well over thirty thousand men, women and children, one at a time presuming the absentious rate of two per week for three hundred and fifty six years..... How could we empathise with these mass murderers?

Hambly's language is rich and descriptive. One of the joys of owning a Kindle is that you dont even have to move to get a dictionary when you are introduced to such words as mephitic and frowst. How can you not love descriptions such as ".....and his dry, soft whisper was dust falling in a room long closed."

Hambly draws us into her world with a rich knowledge of the time and the people. She gives us a knowledgeable background to the incredible tensions of the time between England, Germany and Russia. Her description of Saint Petersburg slums illustrate how they spawned the Russian Revolution and we meet people from a diverse range of ethnicities and social class. It was a nice touch when Rasputin was introduced at a pivotal point. Hambly's characters are always memorable even to the minor vampire that still had socialistic beliefs. We understand how her characters feel, what they believe in, so that when at the end of the book, James says he couldn't, we breathe a sigh of relief because this is what it is to be human.

Hambly has an incredible range of writing styles from fantasy to historical and all refect her immaculate care to detail. I too would suggest reading the other books in the series first so that the exquisite pleasure of Bloody Maidens is fully realised.
Fordrekelv
When I found out that Barbara Hambly had written some new novels within the James Asher series, I was delighted. Her vampire tales are a good deal more grownup than some of the high-school fodder that is currently so popular.

James Asher, the hero of these tales, is a spy who lived at the turn of the 20th Century. Married to a forensic pathologist Lydia, he is 'invited' to help vampire Don Simon Ysidro to solve various mysteries - and try to prevent enemy powers from finding the means to use vampirism as a biological weapon in any future warfare. In this third story, a female English blood drinker living in Russia has disappeared - and there have been tales that aliies of the Kaiser are at work in Russia trying to create vampires that can tolerate the Sun.

Asher travels with Ysidro to Russia to find out what is happening - they are later joined by Lydia, as they all get embroiled in a macabre race to get to the bottom of the mystery.

The Asher series explores what it means for humans to be involved with a creature that is compelled to murder regularly to preserve its existence, whilst still feeling indebted to a creature that, whilst being inherently evil as a predator of humans, has always behaved with sterling integrity towards them - one again, each saves the other's life in the course of duty.

As a whodunnit, once again, the plot unfolds in a way that would put Agatha Christie to shame. We are surprised-yet-not-surprised once the denouement comes. There is a massive attention to period detail - to costume, ways of speech, the cultural differences between countries. The prose is also, often as evocative as might be hoped for in a good gothic yarn.
Ariurin
The final installment of Barbara Hambley's cold-and-honorable vampire Don Simon Ysidro.
Don Simon is not a bodice ripping hero, nor does he apologize (or loathe himself) for being a vampire.
What he does have is honor of a sorts.
And once more he uses it to save England, and Oxford Don (Professor) John Asher.
Asher, once a player in the Great Game retired in disgust.
He's pulled once more, against his will, into His Majesty's Secret Service.
It's just before World War I and the Kaiser wants vampires.

I'd waited several years for this book and I was not disappointed.
All loose ends are stitched together nicely. Very satisfying.
It helps to have read the first two in this series, "Those Who Hunt the Night," and "Traveling With the Dead."
Not reading the other books won't preclude enjoying this book.
Barbara loves writing; it's in her phraseology.
The gal knows how to string her words together.
If you want a syrupy Victorian Vampire romance, this isn't it.
Don Simon would not approve.
He doesn't even like it when Asher's wife travels alone.
Really.

One more thing, Hambley's books are not a gory dripping mess.
She doesn't need sensationalism to sell books.
Go Babs!
Dugor
I like the period (1911), and while this tale of James and the vampire Ysidro in St. Petersburg is a good read, I like the other novels in the series better. Rumor has it the Kaiser is trying to recruit vampires for his army. In their search for evidence, they stumble upon a scientist working to create a serum enabling vampires to walk in daylight. I recommend reading her previous novels in the series to help set the background. Well worth it.
DarK-LiGht
Was up until midnight reading this long awaited addition to the Asher series. THANK YOU Ms. Hambly! While the plot is similar to book #2, this book advances the relationships between James, Lydia, and Simon. Great dialogue between the characters. Huge grin over the 'fairies in the garden' banter. Interesting period details. Are there really "Others'? I need to google this...lol

The reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is that the first, Those Who Hunt the Night, is such a superior story.

Highly recommend. I sincerely hope that another in this series will be forthcoming.