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.”
“An atmospheric, gothic tale that immediately grabs readers . . . unforgettable.”
“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.”