Tag Archives: vampires

Welcome to Hell Hotel

Aerie, by Maria Dahvana Headley – The follow-up to Magonia takes place a year later, with Aza and Jason still a couple. He’s been hiding a secret from her, though, that a secret government agency monitoring Magonia is forcing him … Continue reading

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Consider Yourself Debrotherized

Since I looked into possible meanings of the story of Cain and Abel not long ago, that led me to the TV Tropes page of characters named Cain, or variants thereof. There are a lot of them across various media, … Continue reading

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Mythed Opportunities

Myth-ion Improbable, by Robert Asprin – This was Asprin’s return to this series after a break of eight years due to trouble with the IRS. And I haven’t read any of the books in the series in a few years, … Continue reading

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Rakkhosh and Ruin

One type of being that’s quite significant in Sayantani DasGupta’s The Serpent’s Secret is the Rakkhosh, a sort of human-eating monster that usually speaks in rhyme. The book also associates them with black holes, presumably an invention of DasGupta’s, although … Continue reading

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A Samodiva Is the Female Version of a Varkolak

In Anne Nesbet’s A Box of Gargoyles, one of the effects of the strange magic affecting Paris is that some ordinary women turn into Samodivi, described as a sort of Bulgarian vampire. What I’ve found online suggests that, while they … Continue reading

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Meer Adventure

Barking, by Tom Holt – This was the last of Holt’s comic fantasies that I had to read, and it’s pretty typical of him in many ways. The main protagonist is a lawyer who, when fired from his firm, joins … Continue reading

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Mission: Empusa-ble

While our culture currently has a pretty specific idea of what vampires are, legends of bloodsucking creatures aren’t limited to any one historical culture, and the details can vary quite a bit. I’ve focused on some of these regional vampires … Continue reading

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