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Rises The Night (The Gardella Vampire Hunters: Victoria)

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  2,306 ratings  ·  170 reviews
In Italy, a powerful vampire is amassing the power to control the souls of the dead. Lady Victoria Gardella de Lacy-a vampire slayer for just over a year-races across Europe to stop what could be the most deadly army the Gardellas have ever faced. She is accompanied by Sebastian Vioget, a man as tempting as he is untrustworthy. But when Victoria discovers that she has been ...more
Paperback, 334 pages
Published June 5th 2007 by Signet (first published January 1st 2007)
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Sh3lly ~Not all those who wander are lost, sweetie darling~

I love vampire books, but not this one. I've had enough. DNF 59%.

Victoria has to go to Italy to find some fringe pro-vampire group called the Tutela, who she hopes will lead her to a powerful vampire named Nedas who has an object that can give him the power to, I don't even remember or care, control the world somehow or something.

The whole beginning just seemed like boring filler to me, nothing happened. There is this romance brewing with a pretty hot and sexy roguish character named Sebastian;
Colleen Gleason's series, The Gardella Vampire Chronicles, is not your average paranormal romance. It's heavier on the paranormal rather than the romance and is multi-layered, textured, and a cut above the pack. Her stories are so much more then girl meets vamp, vamp bites girl, struggle ensues (i love him, but I shouldn't), vamp saves girl from outside evil and they all live happily ever after.

The big thing, and the thing that might drive average paranormal romance readers crazy in this series,
I really couldn't help it. As soon as I finished The Rest Falls Away, I immediately began reading book 2, and literally could not put it down-as in, I read it until 6 am. I am so happy I found this series. If you haven't read the first book, there is going to be a big spoiler coming up. Just a heads up.

It's a year later, and Victoria's mourning is officially over as far as the ton(high society) is concerned. Now she is a very rich widow, and can pretty much do as she pleases. And what pleases he
My ratings system is as follows. One star is GOOD. The book is entertaining, easy to read and you don't want to stop reading because something about the book is compelling you not to. Two stars is GREAT! This time the story is not only entertaining, but highly creative, unique, easy to read and hard to put down. Three stars is EXCELLENT. Here the book has all aspects of one and two stars, but now the book is thought and emotionally provoking. Four is AWESOME. This is the read that is not only cr ...more
CJ - So, you wanna play with magic?

Ever read a book and know that it's not going in the direction that you want/like? That there is a character that is more of a hindrance than a help to the main character? That the inclusion of the character is killing you enjoyment and some of the plot?


You are somehow still interested enough, curious enough, to find out what happens?

Well, come on down, you'll find out here, in this installment!!!

Can you tell that I still want Sebastian to die a crazy, horrible, painful death?

Let's put i
"Rises The Night" is the second book in Colleen Gleason's Gardella Vampire Chronicles series.

Victoria has grown up a lot from where "The Rest Falls Away" leaves the readers off at. The characters in this series are all interesting and though they may not be unique characters (I find myself comparing Victoria, Max, and Sebastian to Mac, Jericho, and V'Lane from Karen Marie Moning's Fever series [which I loved] often), they are definitely likeable.

One thing that didn't bother me as much in the fir
This is the second book in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles. There are a total of five books in this series. If you enjoyed the first book, you will enjoy this one. The world broadens some and Victoria is less care free than in the first book.


Victoria is recovering from her husband’s untimely end in Book 1. Things between her and Sebastian are heating up. She ends up going to Rome in an attempt to uncover a new vampire
Book 2 in the Gardella Vampire chronicles. This book is good, but I didn’t think it was as good as her first. Maybe because I felt this is a little darker in nature. I marked down the stars simply because I was having a little trouble following the story line, the different characters, and the new vampire “object” which would help the vampires rule the world (this time it’s Akvan’s Obelisk, and the bad guy is Lilith’s son- Nedas). This book reminded me of The Empire Strikes Back , because it is ...more
Duchess Nicole
So much better than the first book! I don't know if I'm more frustrated with Victoria, Sebastian, or Max. But I have a feeling my faith with at least two of them will be restored, though I'm guessing that that one of the big questions of the series is: who will Victoria end up with? Sebastian shows a bit more empathy, though there is still plenty of his sarcastic, cocky humor. While the 'darkly brooding' Max is absent for a good bit of the first half of the book, he more than makes up for it in ...more
*Whew* The author was not afraid to go places that a lot of authors would not take their characters. I loved that it was so difficult to tell who was good and who was bad in this book.

I can't give away my shocking moment without spoiling the book. So, I won't. But, I did gain a lot of admiration for the author when something major happened near the end of the book. WOW. :)

I will definitely be continuing this series. Love the love triangle. Love the characters. Love the historical angle. Love the
Aurian Booklover
The first book ended badly for Victoria, when she had to kill her own husband who was turned into a vampire. Her year of mourning has almost ended now, and she is roaming London every night, looking for vampires but not finding any. Human predators a plenty though, and she sure runs those off as well. But Lilith seems to have taken all her followers with her.
Until she feels something near the Silver Chalice, Sebastians former pub, and she finally gets to kill a vampire again, and is almost kille
Lucie Fuentes
Interesting but with some lengths.

If the first opus was well balanced, this second volume has started very slow. The reader has to wait for the house party to really start enjoying some action.
Then, once again, even if there are the hot encounters with Sebastien to distract the reader imagination, the path is going slow.
Victoria is keeping in the dark and the reader also. Of course, it is made to build anticipation but it was starting to bored me.

I've also missed the humor and the bickering bet
Gah. It would have been a great book if it wasn't for the heroine's abominable taste in men, and the fact she turns into a doormat when hormones are involved. It was infuriating and severely dampened my enjoyment.

It's been obvious since the first book that Sebastian is a spineless little worm who runs away at the first sign of trouble, but in this book he ups his game. Now, I like a literary bad boy as much as the next person, but he is not a bad boy. Again, he runs and hides when things get di
The Gardella Vampire Hunters: Victoria #2
Rises The Night (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Victoria, #2) by Colleen Gleason Rises The Night by Colleen Gleason
This one has definitely lived up to the expectations of the first. Though this second book was not quite the emotional roller coaster of the first, it more than made up for what it lacked by the sheer power of its continuance along the reality that you can't save everyone. It has also brought about the knowledge that despite the loss, one can continue and perhaps even excel in one's chosen path when that loss is used to
Great book, exciting story and caracters, fantasic story line, the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it broke my heart. It would be hard to read this again, though good enough to read several times. Victoria has her family torn and ripped from her, he beliefs crushed, it left me with a feeling of no hope for her. I need a break before going on in this story, what a great author, she really drove the story home !
Dal puff al poof

C'è una buona evoluzione rispetto al primo volume, che era alquanto insignificante, e non sto parlando del cambio di vocali nell'onomatopea. Finalmente (e ripeto FINALMENTE) succede qualcosa... Anzi, succedono fin troppe cose. C'è un turbinio di azione, spionaggio, romanticismo (sempre se si può definire così) e di drammaticità.
Concordo nel dire che il titolo è alquanto sbagliato, dato che dovrebbe essere "la condanna del cacciatore" per rimanere in tema con la trama. E almeno Ma
The Flooze
Dec 20, 2009 The Flooze rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to The Flooze by: Shannon
This installment is frustrating and thrilling. Victoria's tendency to be stubborn and impetuous leads to numerous close calls, and make me want to shake the woman. But the results are nail-biting scenes that had me frantically worrying about the final outcome. Others are right--it seems this series does get better and better!
The story has grown in intensity and the pacing is brilliant. The first book in a series tends to be the benchmark from the rest but The Rest Falls Away seems to be the prequel to the world of Victoria Gardella and Rises The Night is the true first book of the series. The writing has grown immensely, the emotional connection of the vampire hunters to the readers is prevalent, and the mystery (true allegiance) of other supporting characters (namely Sebastian), stood out. I am thoroughly pleased w ...more
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Cassandra Frederick
Rises the night was entertaining, but a step down from the first book. Rises the night was all over the place story-wise and seemed to move at a snails pace so I found it hard to stay interested at times. Another disappointment is Victoria. In the first book, I related to her struggles a lot and forgave a lot of her mistakes because she was young and still trying to balance a normal life with her duties. I was hoping that after the events of the last book, she would've returned a much stronger c ...more
I won't say too much about the plot because I don't want to give anything away, but I will say this one got me right in the gut and the heart! The choices, the sacrifices--oh my!

Sebastian is still smouldering, Max is enigmatic, and Victoria is headstrong as ever. I do wish she would stop rushing into situations by herself, thinking she can take care of it all.

I'm looking forward to the rest of the series and seeing Victoria really come into her own as a Venator, with or without the help of the m
More mixed feelings.

The story of the Gardella vampire hunters continues and again I am left unsure of my desire to continue reading the series. There is so much that I truly enjoy, a unique take on the hunter/slayer theme,a mostly strong..but believable female lead, engaging characters, and great action. Unfortunately, I can't rate this higher. Throughout the story I was continuously seized with the desire to throw kindle across the room and scream at Victoria Gardella, her maid, her aunt, her d
** spoiler alert ** Rises the Night, the second book in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles is just as good, if not better than the first, The Rest Falls Away.

This book starts off with an emotional and angry Victoria, fresh from the loss of her husband prowling the streets of London in search of something to kill. When she does just that, and realizes it was blood on her hands and not ash, she takes out her Vis Bulla and spends a year grieving and learning the cope with the rage and loss inside her.
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หลังจากการสูญเสียของวิกตอเรีย นักลาแวมไพรกใชเวลาไปกับการไวทุกขใหกับสามีของเธอ หนึงปีผานไป ... วิกตอเรียตามลาแวมไพรเหมือนกันอยางทีหลอนเคยทำ และนันทำใหหลอนไดเบาะแสของสมาคมมนุษยทีบูชาเทิดทูนเหลาแวมไพร จนโยงไปถึงเรืองราวของเนดัส แวมไพรชัวรายทีวางแผนจะสรางกองทัพวิญญาณคนตายขึนมาเพือครองโลก

วิกตอเรียเดินทางไปอิตาลีเพือหาเบาะแสเกียวกับเรืองนี หลอนทำงานคนเดียวทีนัน และเกือบจะเอาชีวิตไมรอดดวยซำ เมือเซบาสติยงยืนมือมาชวยหลอน ความสัมพันธทีครุมเครือระหวางสองคนกบังเกิดขึน แมวาวิกตอเรียจะยังอาลัยฟิลลิปอยู แตทุกค
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Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth recently learned that she is the next in line to be a Venator vampire hunter and she is fighting vampires for over a year now and it costs her more than you can imagine. Her beloved husband Philip was turned into a vampire by her enemy Lilith, the Vampire Queen and the only thing she could do to really save him, was to kill him for good. After a year of mourning she is back on the streets, killing vampire like no other and stronger than ever.

Victoria discovers t
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This book was a bit of a step away from the first in the series ‘The Rest Falls Away’. I loved the first book because it was a combination of two of my favourite things – vampires with some regency romance thrown in. It was brilliantly written and very engaging with enough danger to make it really exciting.

I was expecting more of the same from ‘Rises the Night’ but it was a lot darker and scarier than the fir
Began by skimming this book, but was drawn in probably halfway through.

I'll definitely read the whole series because I want to know if she ends up with Sebastian (that's who I'm lobbying for) or Max. I can see it going either way. Max falls into the dark, silent, aloof hero mold from Harlequins 20 years ago. So does that mean she'll end up with him, even though she's had sex with S. a couple of times?

I can see it playing out two ways: Sebastian sacrifices himself and she ends up with Max, a la T
Ed anche questo secondo volume della Saga dei Gardella è andato e devo ammetterlo questo è nettamente superiore al precedente! Le premesse ufficiali che la Gleason aveva fatto erano quelle di tentare di portare nel XIX secolo la cacciatrice di Vampiri Buffy e, nel primo libro, i collegamenti con la famosa saga televisiva erano piuttosto evidenti, a partire dal famoso ‘Puff’ del vampiro che viene colpito con un paletto. Con questo secondo volume le ‘similitudini’ sono sempre meno e la Gleason si ...more
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Award-winning, NEW YORK TIMES and USA Today bestselling author Colleen Gleason has written more than twenty books for major publishers such as Penguin Group, Harlequin Enterprises, Chronicle Books, and HarperCollins (as Joss Ware). Her books have been translated into seven different languages.

Colleen lives in the Midwest United States where she is fortunate enough to be working on her next book.

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“Se continui a guardarmi così, Victoria, sarò felice di darti quello che vuoi. Dopotutto, non sei più una bambina" Sebastian a Victoria” 3 likes
“The only thing predictable about you is that you consistently appear when you suppose I least expect it. Perhaps that will be your undoing; for now I shall expect to see you every time I turn around.” 2 likes
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