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Product Details

  • Paperback: 479 pages
  • Publisher: Pyr (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616145315
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616145316
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #818,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Twelve is definitely high-quality reading."
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"A gang of bloodthirsty vampires operating as partisans against the invading French army, both in its investment of Moscow and its long, and long-suffering, retreat—I don’t know about you, but that setup makes my mouth water . . . the moral dimension of the novel flowers—and it’s that dimension which really distinguishes this book from typical vampire fare. . . . Twelve is a strong and original debut by a talented young writer who brings fresh psychological and moral sophistication to his subject."
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"Hugely ambitious."
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". . . an offbeat and gripping vampire tale. . . . This richly detailed book will appeal to Russophiles as well as fans of vampire fiction."
Library Journal

"Kent has magically blended history, folklore, and storytelling to produce a superb account of the Dekabrist revolt. Thirteen Years Later should please fans of all three. The third in the series (The Third Section) is set during the Crimean War, and expected to exercise the same fascination."
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About the Author

Jasper Kent was born in Worcestershire, England, in 1968. He attended King Edward’s School, Birmingham, and went on to study natural sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, specializing in physics. Jasper has spent almost twenty years working as a software engineer in the UK and in Europe, while also working on writing both fiction and music. In that time, he has produced the novels Twelve, Thirteen Years Later, Yours Etc., Mr. Sunday, and Sifr, as well as cowritten several musicals, including The Promised Land and Remember! Remember! Jasper now lives in Brighton. Visit him at www.jasperkent.com.

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Born in Worcestershire in 1968, Jasper Kent read Natural Sciences at Cambridge before embarking on a career as a software consultant. He also pursues alternative vocations as a composer and musician and now novelist.

The inspiration for Jasper's bestselling début, Twelve (and indeed the subsequent novels in The Danilov Quintet) came out of a love of nineteenth-century Russian literature and darkly fantastical, groundbreaking novels such as Frankenstein and Dracula. His researches have taken him across Europe and to Saint Petersburg, Moscow and the Crimea, including three days on a train from Cologne to the Russian capital, following in the footsteps of Napoleon himself.

Jasper lives in Brighton, where he shares a flat with his girlfriend and several affectionate examples of the species rattus norvegicus.

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This is a fantastic volume in the series.
FMN
Just as with the first volume, Kent unfolds the story at an agonisingly slow pace that nonetheless holds the attention throughout.
Steve Benner
The second book thirteen years later was a good follow up after the first book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FMN on October 29, 2011
Format: Paperback
The Third Section, the third book in this series, begins thirty years after the last book. Aleksei Danilov's children, Dmitry and Tamara, take over where their father left off. Dmitry is now a Colonel in the Army and is fighting against the British and French in the Crimean War. Tamara works for the government and reports to the leader of the Third Section in Moscow. Each sibling has secrets from the past they are unaware of; secrets that will come to light with startling revelation.

With each book, the author expands on character development, specifically with the voordalak. I appreciate this character expansion, as it provides more of a balance to the story, showing the motives and emotions behind each character. My favorite voordalak is back (although I miss the use of his name- the name itself having such presence and power behind it). He has become one the most cunning adversaries and one of the best villains in modern fiction.

The storyline is more complex than the previous two books. It is not strictly straightforward good versus evil. The author does a great job keeping the reader guessing with the twists and turns. As I was reading, I had the constant feeling of anticipation. With each turn of the page, I was wondering when one character would realize what another was up to. Revenge, treachery, murder, action- it's all there.

This is a fantastic volume in the series. I have become a huge fan of Jasper Kent's in a very short time. His mix of history and fiction is seamless, and the payoff is huge. I highly recommend this entire series to fans of both history and paranormal fiction. You will not be disappointed.
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slow but part of what needs to be read to get the series. not bad but couldve been better i think
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By william pine on November 13, 2013
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This is a great story- I now have read all of them and have enjoyed each one. Great way to fill up down time during deployment- great books seem to make time go by faster!
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By Patrick St-Denis on August 11, 2012
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Jasper Kent's The Third Section is the sequel to the excellent Twelve (Canada, USA, Europe) and Thirteen Years Later (Canada, USA, Europe). Having loved the first two installments in the Danilov Quintet, expectations were rather high for this one. And I'm happy to report that Jasper Kent delivers yet again!

Vampire stories are a dime a dozen in this day and age, most of them with nothing original to differentiate them from the rest of the pack. Yet by mixing his tale with Russian historical fiction, Kent created something unique, compelling, and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Russia 1855. After forty years of peace in Europe, war rages. In the Crimea, the city of Sevastopol is besieged. In the north, Saint Petersburg is blockaded. But in Moscow there is one who needs only to sit and wait - wait for the death of an aging tsar, and for the curse upon his blood to be passed to a new generation.

As their country grows weaker, a man and a woman - unaware of the hidden ties that bind them - must come to terms with their shared legacy. In Moscow, Tamara Valentinovna Komarova uncovers a brutal murder and discovers that it not the first in a sequence of similar crimes, merely the latest, carried out by a killer who has stalked the city since 1812.

And in Sevastopol, Dmitry Alekseevich Danilov faces not only the guns of the combined armies of Britain and France, but must also make a stand against creatures that his father had thought buried beneath the earth, thirty years before.

Thirty years have passed since the events of Thirteen Years Later. The historical backdrop for this novel is the Crimean War, as Russia yet again went to war against the Ottoman Empire.
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"The Third Section" is (surprise! surprise!) the third part of Jasper Kent's projected "Danilov Quintet". In it the author recovers much of the tension and suspense with which he imbued the first volume ("Twelve") but which was so sadly missing from the second ("Thirteen Years Later"). Here, the story that began with Aleksei Danilov is carried forward at the hands of his children, each with their own personal demons to combat in addition to the more monstrous ones that most readers will be eager to encounter once more. Just as with the first volume, Kent unfolds the story at an agonisingly slow pace that nonetheless holds the attention throughout. The book does have a couple of careless slips, plot-wise; these largely seem to arise from a desire to maintain a cinematic flow to the action, which wins out over the need for narrative cohesion (or even sense, in some places). I doubt that many readers will care too much about this, though, especially given the essentially silly conceit upon which the series is built.

For all that he has mellowed with age, Dmitri proves himself to be every bit as stupid as we feared he would be from book two, while Tamara demonstrates that only she has inherited her father's strength of character. The volume ends with two substantial story threads set up ready to carry forward into the next volume. With a projected publication date that is not until 2013, fans may have quite a while to wait to find out what happens.
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