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Review: Hide Me Among The Graves

Hide Me Among The Graves
Title: Hide Me Among The Graves
Author: Tim Powers
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: William Morrow
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 544
Keywords: fantasy, secret history
Reading period: 2 December, 2015–6 January, 2016

The Rosetti siblings, Christina, Dante (Gabriel), Maria, and William, are haunted by the vampire who was once their uncle, John Polidori. The vampires pos­ses­sive­ly love certain humans and grant those humans great powers of creativity. Christina both loves her uncle and yearns to be free of him. The other humans who receive the attentions of the vampires likewise feel both a forbidden attraction and a horrified repulsion at their own potential damnation.

Tim Powers is known for his “secret histories”, wherein he takes historical events and figures and supplies occult and fan­tas­ti­cal ex­pla­na­tions for what occurred.

Moderately rec­om­mend­ed.

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