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(The Vampire Trinity #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  118 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The sequel to Thomas Emson's bestselling 'Skarlet', Krimson finds the vampire plague continuing to spread. ...more
Paperback, 500 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Snowbooks (first published November 1st 2010)
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Sadly i have given up with this book i started it about a week ago and haven't finished it i haven't enjoyed reading this instalment. Chapters were to short and it kept flipping between pics seemed to drag in pretty much everywhere i was just reading thinking get on with it. Sadly i read 200+pages and gave up. Sad as i really enjoyed the first one but will not be containing with this trilogy. ...more
Richard Wright
May 24, 2011 rated it liked it
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The second volume of a trilogy, Kardinal picks up three years after the first book Skarlet left off. There's a lot going on in this novel - political machinations as an ancient bloodline schemes to turn the United Kingdom into a vampire nation, and a ground level rebellion as the survivors from the first book launch a guerilla campaign from hiding. It's a very fast read despite the size of the book, plot-driven to the point of breathlessness, and avoids the potential trap of simply repeating the ...more
The second book did not suffer from chapters that ended in a cliffhanger that cut each other off constantly. I still find that the short chapters and many perspectives are not my cup of tea. I liked this book more than the first. I'm confused though on how the Nebuchadnezzars where able to get to this point while they backstab each other when things don't work out. ...more
Stephen Lenhardt
Mar 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
I do like this genre of book, but this I found that this a vampire book with no bite. I could not get into it.
Kirsty Sharples
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Never going to win any awards but a great read; gory and fast paced, even better than Skarlet
Kerri Selby
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
3 years ago, the Skarlet pills were distributed to goth clubbers at their 'vampire' night, little did they know those pills would turn them into actual vampires!

Krimson fast forwards to 3 years later. Jake is still alive, some how he escaped the fire his allies & him set at Religion, the club used as a cover to raise an ancient evil. He has become some what of a 'Robin Hood' figure, a folklore & what seems a reincarnate of Abraham, the man who originally felled the Great hunter Nimrod.
The Nebuch
May 07, 2015 rated it liked it
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The story continues 3 years after Skarlet.
Jake is still fighting vampires while his enemies are planning on resurrecting new monsters to make Britain Babylon.

It just continues like the first book:
- many short chapters (which is good and the pages literally fly be)
- hungry vampires
- crazy Nebuchapnezzars and even crazier abmitions this time! (espicially at the end)
- Jake fighting ;)
- interesting backstory of the origin of the vampire trinity
- chaos and mayhem at the end of the book

Tina Curson
May 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
I actually rated this book as 2 1/2 out of 5 stars. I liked the story and can't wait to read the third and final part of this trilogy, but didn't always like the actual style of writing. Just my personal taste though. ...more
Jessica Rice
Jun 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Not as good as the first one, but needed to be read to find out what happens next. I'm looking forward to the conclusion of the story in the last book of the trilogy. ...more
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Different from other vampire book I've ever read x ...more
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Thomas Emson is a British horror author. He has written eight novels, all published by Snowbooks in the UK. They include Maneater, Skarlet, and Zombie Brittanica. His Jack The Ripper novel Pariah was published by Tantor Media in the U.S.
His collection of stories The Trees And Other Stories was published on Kindle and CreateSpace. He has also written How To Write A Novel In 6 Months, a how-to guide

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