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Lord of Misrule (Morganville Vampires, Book 5) Mass Market Paperback – January 6, 2009

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Book 5 of 15 in the Morganville Vampires Series

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Editorial Reviews


"The Caine universe [is] quite an experience."

"I want to know what happens next in Morganville."

"Will captivate readers and leave them craving more."

"Readers will be completely absorbed in this chilling story."

"Forget what happens to that kid with the scar and glasses..."

"An electrifying, enthralling coming of age supernatural tale."

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the "Weather Warden" series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; 1st Printing edition (January 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451225724
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451225726
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Liviania VINE VOICE on January 15, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The back of the book proclaims that Morganville, Texas is just south of normal. As the book begins, things have really gone south. Amelie's father Bishop wants control of Morganville and she's not willing to give it up without a fight. The vampires are being called to battle whether they like it or not and the humans are splitting into factions.

Rachel Caine presents an interesting sociological problem in the series: just how would vampires live alongside humans? Now she adds in what would happen if the vampires were distracted and lost their control over the more rebellious elements. Some of the factions show more sense than others, but all show enough sense to not like Monica. (Yes, it is wonderful to see Monica face a little retribution.) Some help, some hinder, some coexist. Without bogging the story down Caine presents a wide variety of reactions to the situation.

Caine gives a lot of bang for the buck. The Morganville Vampires books are pocket-sized, but they're full of action. LORD OF MISRULE manages to make some of the previous entries in the series slow-paced. It makes me a little sad that the novels are limited omniscient through Claire's POV. The main gang (Michael, Eve, Shane, Claire) split up for most of the novel and some of the others have adventures that would be even cooler if they weren't briefly recounted after the fact.

Of course, most of the main ensemble being off-screen works. It makes the atmosphere even more tense, because even as Claire struggles to survive she doesn't know whether she'll be returning to find her friends didn't.

Can I also say I love Myrnin? Caine does a great job as using him as both the loveable and wise mentor and the reminder of just how inhuman the vampires can be (in case Sam and Michael make you forget).
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"Lord of Misrule" continues the fabulous "Morganville Vampire" series in this fifth installment. "Feast of Fools" left off with war breaking out between powerful vampire of the city Amelie and her even scarier dad Mr. Bishop. Bishop wants to take over Morganville from under Amelie's rule and the vampires of the city are picking side. As the fourth book ends, the city is burning and bottled and bagged blood is scarse. Previous enemies have to work together in their common goals and danger is around every character. "Lord of Misrule" picks up right after the events in "Feast of Fools". Bishop is trying to get the "cure" for the vampire disease from Claire and Mernin. He is also plotting to overthow Amelie in a confrontation at the City Hall. To complicate matters, there is a huge tornado heading their way, and the public has been told to go to City Hall for shelter. Some of the town's humans have decided to take this moment of choas and rebel against the vampires as well. There are more subplots than I can even mention here, but all are connected and well crafted. Rachel Caine is a master storyteller and I think she shows that here even more than she does in her "Weather Wardens" series for adults. "Lord of Misrule" is literally 256 pages of non-stop intense action. Claire and her friends jump from one dangerous moment to another. All this action is surely leading to a final confrontation, and I for one, am truly excited about being along for the ride. This series is a model of intelligent, fun, paranormal adventure for adults and young adults alike. I can't encourage readers to pick up this series strongly enough.
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The town of Morganville has seen better days since the return of Bishop, a master vampire who wants control of the town. His daughter, Amelie, isn't going to relinquish her power easily.

Now everyone's choosing sides and waiting for the battle to begin. Those who have chosen now have their battle assignments. Claire must find Myrnin, Shane must guard the blood bank, Michael protects the college students, and Eve needs to head back to the coffee shop and to Oliver.

In a fight this big, there's bound to be infighting and backstabbing. Soon the humans in town aren't sitting on the sidelines anymore. Those who were once protected can no longer count on the vampire alliance to protect them.

Claire and her friends are doing everything they can to save the town, but they seem to be the key to the fight. Are they about to be double-crossed themselves?

LORD OF MISRULE is the 5th book in the very popular THE MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES series. While vampire books are flooding the market, this series stands out because of its differences. The vampires in the series are not friendly, they are out for your blood and only something benefiting them will stop them from drinking.

Suspense and horror alongside of friendship and romance make this series perfect and unforgettable.

Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
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4.5/5 stars(RabidReads.com) Fifth in Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampire Series, this book continues the saga of Claire, her boyfriend Shane, and roommates Michael and Eve, as they fight to stay alive in a town where vampires rule and human’s are either prey or protected by the vampires. Taxes in this town are not paid in money, but rather in blood. The busiest place in town is the blood bank, aside from the college. College students are mostly kept in the dark, where Claire should have stayed, but since that didn’t happen, Claire is now a fixture in the middle of vampire politics, along with life or death moments at every turn. She also now belongs to Amelie, the leader of the vampires and founder of the town. She’s also one of my favorite female characters that I have ever read-but of course that list is pretty long! If you are planning on reading this series, there may be a few spoilers ahead.

Now that Bishop(Amelie’s father)has staged his big coup at the feast in the previous book, he now rules the town. Or at least thinks he does. The town is literally on fire in many places and Glass House, where Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve live, is smack in the center of all the action. Even Monica, queen bee of the mean girls, is there, and that’s saying a lot after all the stunts she has pulled against Claire. She’s the kind of character that it wouldn’t bother you if something bad happened to, pretty much the same if something bad happened to Bishop, who is just plain evil. By the same token, Monica’s brother Richard is the nice guy policeman that has been exceptionally good to Claire and her friends.

Even though this is a story about vampires and the human inhabitants of the town of Morganville, it is also pretty much a story of good versus evil-or shades of somewhere in between.
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