The Magistrates of Hell
by Barbara Hambly

James Asher finds himself once more in alliance with vampire Don Simon Ysidro, when a rumour spreads that the mindless Undead have begun to multiply in far-off Peking . . .

It’s October of 1912. The world is on the brink of war. James Asher, his wife Lydia, and the old occultist and vampire-hunter Dr Solomon Karlebach have journeyed to the new-born Republic of China to investigate the rumour that the mindless Undead – the Others that even the vampires fear – have begun to multiply in the caverns of the hills west of Peking.

Asher finds himself with his old vampire partner, Don Simon Ysidro, in this sinister hunt, and is forced into a delicate balance of alliances and enmities: between Ysidro and the implacable vampire-killer Karlebach; between dangers from his past as a spy and entanglement in an inexplicable murder-case; and between Chinese criminal gangs and the walking dead whose blood infects the living on contact. And somewhere in the city’s cold gray labyrinth lurk the Peking vampires, whom some say have become gods and whom others call the Magistrates of Hell: ancient, alien to Western thought, and with an agenda of their own . . .

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"This is a lush and delicious read"

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"Hambly creates her typically inspired a mix of history and fantasy wrapped in a fast-paced mystery"

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Barbara Hambly

Barbara Hambly, though a native of Southern California, lived in New Orleans for many years while married to the late science fiction writer George Alec Effinger. Hambly holds a degree in medieval history from the University of California and has written novels in numerous genres.

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The Magistrates of Hell by Barbara Hambly is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801026721st July 2012N/A256$14.99
Ebook97817801026721st July 2012N/A256£11.99
Paperback97818475142261st April 2014138 X 216mm256$17.95
Paperback978184751422631st January 2014138 X 216mm256£12.99
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