Barbara Hambly
Those Who Hunt the Night
April 25, 2020 Comments.. 418
Those Who Hunt the Night Barbara Hambly Alternate Cover Edition can be found here At the turn of the twentieth century, a former spy is called into service to hunt down a vampire killerOnce a spy for Queen Victoria, James Asher has fought for Britain on every continent, using his quick wits to protect the Empire at all costs After years of grueling service, he marries and retires to a simple academic s lifeAlternate Cover Edition can be found here At the turn of the twentieth century, a former spy is called into service to hunt down a vampire killerOnce a spy for Queen Victoria, James Asher has fought for Britain on every continent, using his quick wits to protect the Empire at all costs After years of grueling service, he marries and retires to a simple academic s life at Oxford But his peace is shattered one night with the arrival of a Spanish vampire named Don Simon Don Simon can disappear into fog, move faster than the eye can see, and immobilize Asher and his young bride with a wave of his hand Asher is at his mercy, and has no choice but to give his help.Because someone is killing the vampires of London, and James Asher must find out who before he becomes a victim himself.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never before seen documents from the author s personal collection.. Those Who Hunt the Night Alternate Cover Edition can be found here At the turn of the twentieth century a former spy is called into service to hunt down a vampire killerOnce a spy for Queen Victoria James Asher has fought f
  • Title: Those Who Hunt the Night
  • Author: Barbara Hambly
  • ISBN: 9780345361325
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Those Who Hunt the Night Barbara Hambly

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    1. Brad says:

      There came a turn in the vampire oeuvre and that turn had much to do with the Anne Rice s vampire novels when the inherent eroticism of vampirism, which was one of many vampiric themes, shifted into a full scale fetishization of vampire sexuality.I don t say this to criticize totally what vampire tales have become I remain a fan of Lestat, Louis and Armand, and I certainly dig Sookie s Bill and Eric the less said about Bella s Edward the better , but the fetishization of vampire sexuality has be [...]

    2. Carol. says:

      from clsiewert.wordpress 2014 There s nothing like a soupcon of horror to keep you awake during a long, slow night, and Those Who Hunt the Night did the trick It s been a long time since I was fascinated by vampires, but Hambly goes old school with this one or perhaps it was current school, considering it won a Locus Award for horror in 1989 and imbues her Victorian tale with classic gothic horror themes.Archer is an Oxford don who has done a little extra curricular work for Queen and country un [...]

    3. Chris says:

      There seems to be a trend in current dark fantasy novels, and that is of the misunderstand vampire lover Most vampires in popular fiction today tend to be romantic leads There is Twilight, Anita Blake, The Hollows among many There is nothing wrong with this, though it does raises a host of questions, among them as Ceridwen aptly pointed out in her review of Kitty and the Midnight Hour, what is so attractive about making love too a walking corpse Wouldn t it be cold Additionally, the vampires nev [...]

    4. Jon says:

      3.5 stars

    5. Cindy says:

      Being a vampire is hard Hambly has created some of the most interesting vampire mythology and characterization I ve ever experienced It was worth reading only just for a complex take on the hard realities facing vampires, without a silly romance angle There s also a neat backstory on how a vampire physically changes through the centuries However, the language and construction were killing me throughout the book, particularly in the first 2 3 before the action took over The story gets drug throug [...]

    6. Jamie Collins says:

      A novel featuring wicked, murderous vampires, which will be refreshing to those who are disgusted by the modern trend of depicting them as romantic heroes I personally prefer my vampires slightly less evil than this, but I really enjoyed the book.This is of a murder mystery than a horror novel Someone is killing vampires in London, in 1907, and an Oxford don who s a former spy for the British government is forced into a search for the perpetrator I liked the interaction between the don and the [...]

    7. Maggie K says:

      The premise of this book was fantastic vampires are being killed, and so they hire a human detective to try and solve the murders.To me, the style went a little back and forth Sometimes we went along for the ride with the Detective figure, other times it was just exposition Also, there was a formalness to the writing that kept me at a bit of distance.All in all, a fairly quick and fun read

    8. Nathaniel Lee says:

      Barbara Hambly studied as a historian, and has a real flair for weaving her research subtly and thoroughly into her novels, as opposed to some other authors who also enjoy research coughcough NealStephenson cough This is one of the books that I look to for some solid characterization of realistic vampires, as well as an enjoyable piece of fiction set in Victorian England, which is as close as we ever get to Steampunk these days sigh Anyway, the book draws a marvelous parallel between the work of [...]

    9. Dagny says:

      I originally read this book over twenty years ago and longed to read of James Asher and his wife Lydia As the years passed, I forgot about them and was delighted to find that Barbara Hambly has since written of their adventures and there are now six books in the series I loved the first one then and I still love it.Asher is a former spy turned professor and Lydia is a doctor specializing in research The Ashers are based near London in the early 1900s As to the vampires, it is wonderful to read [...]

    10. Richard says:

      This was the Fantasy selection for the SciFi and Fantasy Book Club for the month of October 2009 Visit this link to see all of the discussions, group member reviews, etc.A fun read Starts off too purple And she d laughed, the sound bright with delight as the April sunlight He d kept that laugh as he d kept the damp lift of morning fog from the Cherwell meadows or the other world sweetness of May morning voices drifting down from Magdalen Tower like the far off singing of angels in the corner of [...]

    11. Alexandra says:

      2 7 18 2.99 for Kindle.

    12. Carrie says:

      I liked this yet it never really took ahold of me, which made the reading of the book longer then it should have been.

    13. Latasha says:

      if you like Anne Rice, you ll like this.

    14. Matthew says:

      Really happy I stumbled upon this series Victorian murder mystery with vampires Can t wait to get into the rest of the series.

    15. colleen the convivial curmudgeon says:

      2 1 2This book was one of those books where I kept checking how much I had left to read, and kept motivating myself with just 150 pages just 75 so on and so forth In other words, not exactly a compelling read.I sort of liked it at first I liked the writing, and even some of the purpley descriptions But then they kept going There were some, though I don t remember specifics and am less than inclined to go through the damn thing to find them, but, anyway, some which were so jarring that it took [...]

    16. Wealhtheow says:

      Oooh Hambly is very good at characterization, and I always find myself intrigued by her characters She seems to like taking fantasy tropes and twisting them a bit not in an annoying, Piers Anthony way of punning and ooh look how clever and cheeky we are, playing with these stereotypes, but instead by adding a dash of realism and a spoonful of human emotion Thus her 1900s spy gets PTSD and tries to retire to an academic life, only to be pulled back into violence by a vampiric threat to his lady l [...]

    17. Fen says:

      I ve been meaning to read this for ages seriously, I think it may actually be up in the decades and finally got around to it thank you Kindle edition Much easier to find something to read while I m traveling This was a nice, refreshing old school style vampire novel and I loved every minute of it A fun read, with interesting characters and vampires that really show the alienation from humanity that should exist in creatures who outlive everyone and, of course, hunt people for food I m looking fo [...]

    18. Sarah Anne says:

      This was entertaining and atmospheric but it didn t really hold my attention I just kept losing focus.

    19. Debra says:

      Loved the characters, plot and the setting But there were times when the reading was too slow Still, I do plan to read the next book in the series.

    20. Jennifer says:

      This almost steampunk Vampire novel introduces the characters of James Asher, think Sherlock Holmes for the Home Office , Lydia Asher, his wife and a physician fascinated by blood, and Don Simon Ysidro, one of those who hunt the night Don Simon has been trying to solve the mystery of murdered vampires coffins exposed to the sun in London, but needs a human to help out during the day The book could have been an homage to Sherlock Holmes, but instead seems derivative without adding anything fresh [...]

    21. Sarah says:

      Truly a 4.75I was in a bit of reading slump these past two weeks and had a difficult time picking up anything I was struggling with a one book in particular and have shelved it for the time to return later I grabbed this gem off the Kindle store hoping for something drastically different than what was holding me up I loved it The story follows James Asher who is recruited to look into the murders of several vampires in London Mr Asher was completely unaware of the paranormal individuals presence [...]

    22. Suzie Quint says:

      Barbara Hambly is one of my all time favorite authors Since she s coming out with a new book in this series, I decided it was time to re read the entire thing, and I m happy to say, the book is just as good this time around as when I first read it I love that her characters aren t stunningly perfect Set in the very early 20th century, it s not a typical setting either James s wife describes him as brown Brown hair, brown eyes, brown suit He appears to be nothing than the mild mannered linguisti [...]

    23. Nancy Oakes says:

      Set in London just past the turn of the 20th century, James Asher, who works or rather worked as an agent for Britain s intelligence service, comes home one day to his home in London to find his wife and two of their servants out cold While he s taking in the scene, he is accosted by a man claiming to be a vampire Threatened with the death of his wife by this person, James has no choice but to help him The vampire wants him to hunt down someone who has been opening the coffins of other vampires [...]

    24. Travis says:

      Someone is killing vampires in Victorian England, so the vampires decide to hire a detective to find out who.Only problem is the detective is human and has to worry that even if he catches the killer, will his clients let him live after learning about them Good mystery, two strong leads and a well thought out vampire society The reveal of the killer is pretty cool.Good book I hear she did a sequel I ll have to try and track it down, as these characters were worthy of a series.

    25. Caroline Åsgård says:

      If you want to broaden your vampire bookshelf, I d say this is a good one to check out It s different, in a good way The characters are good, and I like the story Kind of weirdly written, so it didn t really catch me as much as I would like it to, but oh well.

    26. Bev says:

      Those Who Hunt the Night 1988 by Barbara Hambly falls under quite a few categories horror, gothic, paranormal, fantasyd mystery At its core, this story which features a large number of vampires is a good old fashioned mystery Somebody is killing the vampires of the London Vampires have been in England since Elizabeth the first was queen but now they re being killed by someone who knows the ins and outs of how to safely do away with the undead someone who can stand the light of day in order to ri [...]

    27. Amber Vrenna says:

      I absolutely loved this book

    28. Fence says:

      A James Asher book 1, also published as Immortal BloodJames Asher, retired spy and scholar, comes home one day to find a vampire in his house A vampire who has his entire household asleep, and under threat For if Asher does not hunt down whoever, or whatever, is killing the vampires of London then Asher will die, as will his family.The vampire Ysidro believe their attacker is acting in the daylight, and so he is are forced to turn to a human for help, against all their rules and beliefs.I can t [...]

    29. Patricia Voigt says:

      Barbara Hambly is one of my favorite authors though she s often a guest at scifi cons, I think her forte is historical mystery with touches of romance and the supernatural This book delivers all four.The vampires of Edwardian London are secretive and wily, cautious as any intelligent predator, and patient as Time itself Utterly vulnerable during the day, they have been very careful to protect themselves, even in a rational age when Englishmen consider themselves too enlightened to believe in leg [...]

    30. Lectrice Hérétique says:

      Roman initialement paru en 1988, il est r dit chez Mn mos sous la forme d un seul gros volume rassemblant les deux premiers romans de la s rie, qui ma connaissance n en compte que deux Un gros pav donc, la couverture sublime, d dicac , s il vous plait, par l illustrateur Alain Brion lui m me comme quoi j ai bien fait d aller au Salon du Livre Paris .Bref, une incursion dans l Angleterre post victorienne, en 1907 et non celle de la fin du XIX me si cle comme indiqu en quatri me de couverture , un [...]

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