House of the Rising Sun

House of the Rising Sun : Crescent City: Book One

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Every vampire has heard rumours of the mythical place where their kind can daywalk. But what no vampire knows is that this City of Eternal Night actually exists. And its name is New Orleans. For centuries, the fae have protected the city from vampire infestation. But when the bloodsuckers return, the fragile peace in New Orleans begins to crumble. Carefree playboy Augustine, and Harlow, a woman searching for answers about her absent father, are dragged into the war. The fate of the city rests on them - and the responsibilities their fae blood brings can no longer be more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 158 x 199 x 29mm | 302g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356503704
  • 9780356503707
  • 236,260

About Kristen Painter

Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning urban fantasy for Orbit Books. The former college English teacher can often be found on twitter @Kristen_Painter, Facebook at where she loves to interact with her readers and on her blog, more

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Prophecy, curses, and devilish machination combine for a spellbinding debut of dark romance and pulse-pounding adventure. -- Library Journal (Starred Review) on BLOOD RIGHTS A world full of rich potential. Excellent! -- P.C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author on BLOOD RIGHTS Kristen Painter's BLOOD RIGHTS is dark and rich with layer after delicious layer. This spellbinding series will have you begging for more! -- Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author Gripping, gritty, and imaginative. If you love dangerous males, kick-ass females, and unexpected twists, this is the series for you! Kristen Painter's engaging voice, smart writing, and bold, explosive plot blew me away. Prepare to lose some sleep! -- Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author on BLOOD RIGHTS Kristen Painter brings a sultry new voice to the vampire genre, one that beckons with quiet passion and intrigue. -- L.A. Banks, New York Times bestselling author of The Vampire Huntress Legends series Passion and murder, vampires and courtesans -- original and un-put-downable. Do yourself a favor and read this one. -- Patricia Briggs, New York Times bestselling author on BLOOD RIGHTSshow more

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1,068 ratings
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4 40% (427)
3 26% (274)
2 7% (74)
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I struggled with this book.... struggled to put it down and do my homework. Even with homework breaks, I still managed to plow through it in one day. I especially love that there was a cross over of characters from Kristen's House of Comarre` series, though unfortunately I don't think I've quite read the last book and may have spoiled it a little bit for myself. Overall this is a solid good easy read. I found it interesting that my favourite character wasn't the leading lady like normal, I'm all about girl power and what not, but instead the leading male. Augustine has all the characteristics you want in your male role and to make him even more appealing hes tough as nails with a dark past. When you have a mixture of othernatural creatures you know that a book has got to be interesting, because lets face it, they never seem to get a long with each other for very long. Makes for excellent reading and this story is no different. The Guardianship of New Orleans is top job, but for some reason whoever takes it ends up very dead and nobody seems to stay in power for very long. Things aren't looking so hot for Augustine when he is forced to take the job or face going to the nastiest fae prison you can ever imagine. That combined with the female lead, Harlow, who is a top notch computer whizz and currently in a lot of trouble with the law for hacking in the a companies secret files. Though its not her fault, she was set up. When Augustine and Harlow meet you know things are just getting started. This book is an excellent start to the series, you can see that it has the potential to go to excellent places and I can almost taste the 'shitstorm' that is bound to come Augustine's way in the next book. I'll be waiting eagerly and excitedly for book number 2!!!show more
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