By Christopher Golden, Amber Benson
Even dying couldn't cease Britain’s maximum defenders.
In 1838, William and Tamara quick inherit a startling legacy from their death grandfather, reworking them into the Protectors of Albion, mystical defenders of the soul of britain. however the surprised, neophyte sorcerers additionally inherit certain 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 look within the slums of London, an unholy plague threatens to release an epic conflict which may rage all of the option to Buckingham Palace . . . and past. Time is operating out as William and Tamara needs to examine even if their pals will stand beside them, or seduce and betray them.
From Amber Benson, recognized 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 highway, comes a vengeful story of demons, vampires, and ghosts set in nineteenth-century London. according to the ruin BBC internet sequence that took England through typhoon, Ghosts of Albion is a horror experience laced with darkish humor and darker lusts.
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Accursed (Ghosts of Albion, Book 1) by Christopher Golden, Amber Benson