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O Império do Medo

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  225 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Esta é a história de uma cruzada pelo maior de todos os segredos: a imortalidade.

O Império do Medo é um magnífico épico histórico, repleto da
melhor aventura e da mais brilhante fantasia, que se desenrola ao
longo de três séculos. Saltando de Inglaterra para o coração de
África, e de Malta para o Novo Mundo, Brian Stableford
oferece-nos a visão sublime de uma realidade que
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 2008 by Saída de Emergência (first published October 17th 1988)
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Jonathan
This is not (likely) your teenage daughter's vampire novel--thankfully! The story delves into an alternate history involving the protagonist's escape from 17th century vampire run Britain, and an adventure into the heart of Africa. I was actually maybe twelve when I read this for the first time,(I've read it several times since), but it's definitely geared towards a more adult audience. Though the pace can be a bit slow at times, there's plenty of sex and violence to keep one's attention. For th ...more
Angela
Epic vampire novel in the alternate history subgenre begins in 17th-century London. The world is ruled by a powerful aristocracy of vampires. Edmund Cordery, courtier to Richard the Lionheart (yes, THAT Richard, and he's a vampire), believes that the secret process whereby vampires are made from common men must have a natural explanation. His microscope proves his undoing, but not before he entrusts his secrets to his son Noell, who becomes a fugitive to preserve both the knowledge and his own l ...more
Cristina Lamosa
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Cathy
Interesting alternate history where Attila's army brings vampirism to Europe and by the 17th century the ruling aristocracy is near invulnerable to pain and death. (Makes it easier to argue the divine right of kings ...) It's a good adventure with pirate voyages, expeditions into Africa, early scientific method and a sympathetic protagonist. It's also the most philosophical vampire novel you will ever read.
Tasula
I read this years ago and still remember much of it- VERY good book, but forewarned, it's quite brutal.
Alexandra Rolo
Acabei por ter uma relação de amor-ódio com este livro durante as três semanas que demorei a ler as suas páginas. Por um lado a ideia da história é diferente daquilo a que estamos habituados, por outro a escrita do autor é, em muitos pontos, extremamente pesada e aborrecida.

Num mundo governado por vampiros, Edmund Cordery é um homem de ciência decidido a descobrir como se poderia destruir estas criaturas. No entanto as suas pesquisas com o microscópio acabam interrompidas e deixadas nas mãos do
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Eric
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MissM
Barely a vampire novel. VERY dry and slow and plodding. Really has very little point and I only finished it out of some desperation it would get better. It didn't.

The book is actually from 1988 and is being republished with a snazzy new cover. But it's really outdated and they're just trying to cash in on the vampire popularity right now. But what kind of vampire is not a single bit stronger or faster then a normal person, can go out in the sun and has to use a knife to cut for blood?

Also, the a
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Olethros
-En novela ¿es suficiente con ambientar y situar muy bien al lector?-

Género. Narrativa Fantástica.

Lo que nos cuenta. Situada a comienzos del siglo XVII, nos retrata un mundo en el que los vampiros (no exactamente los del tipo tradicional en el género) se han hecho con el poder en todos los países e instituciones de Europa. El protagonista, Noell Cordery, huye de Inglaterra para proseguir las investigaciones de su padre sobre la base racional y científica del fenómeno vampírico, emprendiendo un v
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Kristýna Obrdlíková
Bylo to... výpravné. Čekala jsem něco jiného, pro mě to postrádalo šmrnc. Sice to mělo hlavu a patu, ale nakonec tam pro mě nebylo nic, co by stálo za pamatování.
Curby Pugo
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Bruno Silva
Não tem praticamente nada de aventura. É historia alternativa que filosofa sobre os vampiros, a religião e torna-se fastidioso e lento. Desperta muito pouco interesse em ler até ao fim
Ezebediah
Inizio assai promettente, poi il romanzo si affloscia con un ritmo lentissimo. Tanto da chiedersi se non sia stato scritto da un vampiro con tanto, infinito, tempo a disposizione.
Stephen Palmer
My favourite Brian Stableford novel, I really loved this one. A perfect mix of SF, alternate history, Africa and BS's superb writing.
Jerzy
did not finish, i exptected something else...not my cup of coffee
Tim Knight
Read this years ago...now to find it in storage and re-read...
Velvetink
Sep 10, 2010 Velvetink marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror-etc
vampires.

*note to self. Copy from A.
Dfordoom
Science fictional vampire tale.
Neuza
Finalmente........... odiei!
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