By Christopher Golden, Amber Benson
Even demise couldn't cease Britain’s maximum defenders.
In 1838, William and Tamara speedy inherit a startling legacy from their loss of life grandfather, reworking them into the Protectors of Albion, mystical defenders of the soul of britain. however the surprised, neophyte sorcerers additionally inherit precise allies of their conflict opposed to the darkish forces. struggling with 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 that could rage all of the option to Buckingham Palace . . . and past. Time is working 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 street, comes a vengeful story of demons, vampires, and ghosts set in nineteenth-century London. in line with the spoil BBC internet sequence that took England through hurricane, Ghosts of Albion is a horror experience laced with darkish humor and darker lusts.
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