Descent Into Dust (Paperback)
"Descent into Dust is an atmospheric, gothic tale that immediately grabs readers with the startling sincerity of being trusted with a very, very dark secret....An unforgettable read."
--Kathryn Smith, USA Today bestselling author A young widow with an uncertain inheritance; a mysterious guest with unclear motives; a child in peril; and the dark, rain-lashed moors--Descent into Dust begins the Extraordinary Adventures of Emma Andrews, Victorian Lady and Vampire Hunter. The first in a spellbinding historical gothic series, Descent into Dust is ideal for readers of The Historian and Jane Austen fans alike.
“Deliciously macabre . . . The rural Victorian setting is evocative, and the vampire threat palpable. While Lepore’s tale does come to a nail-biting climax, her compelling characters are not finished with their missions, and so will continue their vampire slaying in future books, which will surely please readers.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“An atmospheric, gothic tale that immediately grabs readers . . . unforgettable.”
-Kathryn Smith, USA Today bestselling author
“Old-fashioned vampire fiction--with a little postmodern feminist updating--makes a comeback . . . Lepore successfully captures the mood of traditional gothic fiction, complete with soggy moors, murky religious orders, ancient ruins, dark secrets, and plenty of general mystical weirdness, and complements it with a strong female protagonist.
“Lepore captures attention with a well-crafted vampire/Gothic. The plot is mesmerizing and the characters wonderfully portrayed, embracing readers so well they will easily surrender their disbelief. This stellar novel will have you clamoring for more.”
-Romantic Times BOOKclub