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  1. Interview with Paul Leone, author of Mysterious Albion
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  3. Mysterious Albion (Vatican Vampire Hunters) | Jeff Miller
  4. KIRKUS REVIEW

He has also published works in which he was a co-writer with Lord Roem , including Shuffling the Deck , President Ashdown Is Retiring and most importantly, their magnum opus to date, Agent Lavender. It has its own unique twists on the subject matter and the near-future characters are ISOTed to You can order it here. The book is the first volume in a series titled The Burning Ages. Anaxagoras has published an American alternate history novel named Shattered Nation.

This spinoff prose is written and narrated from an in-universe perspective i. The book was announced as part of Sea Lion Press' Phase 4. Outside of prose, Dale has already published a non-fiction book of essays on Indian victories in alternate history fiction, called American Indian Victories : Alternate Histories of the Struggles Between Indians and Europeans. To see a complete list of his published and planned-to-be-published works, visit this page on his website. Silent Mars and Other Stories , a short story collection, was published in May Japhy 's short timeline Bombard the Headquarters!

According to Jon, it's his first professional sale and he's feeling pretty happy about it. So far, Hapsburg has published two short stories set in his Central Galactic Union universe. You can buy Vera Nine here and Brevet here. Cymraeg has published several of his timelines and AH stories. The Fireflies of Port Stanley can be bought here , Cato's Cavalry is available here volume 1 and here volume 2 , and Splinters : A Different Alamein , purchasable here. It is available now in e-book format on Amazon. Its sequel , Vampire Vatican Hunters Vol.

Doctor What has published his novel Snake Oil in January It will be published in e-book format first. A paper version is in the works.

Interview with Paul Leone, author of Mysterious Albion

In , a fan of his novel Snake Oil recognised him in public! They had a nice little chat afterwards. Pellegrino 's timeline Zhirinovsky's Russian Empire has been adapted into kindle novel format and you can order it here. He's also published another book, The Dawg Pound Dynasty. MerryPrankster 's short story Coil Gun , which is set in a timeline created for this very board after a challenge from reddie , appeared in Pressure Suite: Digital Science Fiction 3. Set in the opening hours of WWIII between the United States and the Afrikaner Confederation, an apartheid-like superpower encompassing most of the Indian Ocean basin, it is told from the alternating POVs of the American controller of a field of satellite-launching electromagnetic cannon and an Afrikaner intelligence officer.

It can be ordered in multiple electronic formats here. If you're interested, you can read Alternate History Weekly Update's recent interview with Matthew about this novel and his other works. His first publication, a horror yarn entitled I am the Wendigo , appeared in the now-defunct webzine Chimaera Serials and can be found here. A complete list of his published works can also be found here.

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Astrodragon has published his The Whale Has Wings timeline as a currently three volume kindle book. While not official publications per se, their overall quality is high and they're enjoyable reads.

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Also, besides the e-book with the main story , Fight and Be Right includes an excellent gazeteer-style companion book - aptly named The World of Fight and Be Right. Later, Ed managed to make a deal with Lulu. Lord Roem has published several of his works from AH. He has also published works on which he was a co-writer with Meadow , including Shuffling the Deck , President Ashdown Is Retiring and most importantly, their magnum opus to date, Agent Lavender.

Steve has contributed to the alternate history anthology The Tanist's Wife and other stories: Stories of Alternative Histories. Grey Wolf has published several of his works online.

Here's a complete overview. Though Hendryk isn't a member of the board anymore, he still worked closely with Sea Lion Press on publishing the story anthology With Iron and Fire , set in his Superpower Empire China timeline. He was also interviewed about the novel by The Odyssey Online. This list includes those authors who have their publications primarily in large-scale print circulation. His bibliography can be found in the Wikipedia article behind the link. Community Reviews.

Mysterious Albion (Vatican Vampire Hunters) | Jeff Miller

Showing Rating details. Sort order. Mar 22, Kelly Edwards rated it it was amazing. It is such a relief to read a book about vampires in which the vampires in question are actually evil and not brooding and pining for some teenage girl. The Mysterious Albion features a group of vampire hunters operating in secret as part of the Catholic church in London. Lucy in particular is a fantastic character. She's not a two-dimens It is such a relief to read a book about vampires in which the vampires in question are actually evil and not brooding and pining for some teenage girl.

She's not a two-dimensional sexpot, but is instead a fully realized woman dealing with loss by finding a determination to fight back. This book follows her training as she joins the secret group of hunters and enters the world of the supernatural. It's always a treat to have a strong female protagonist who is three-dimensional, brave in the face of things that would make anyone's blood run cold, but perfectly human and therefore dealing with stakes that are higher than they might be for those who would have some sort of special abilities.

There's also a very nice integration of British culture and descriptions of various spots within London and Catholic culture. This book is very rich in building the supernatural into a beautifully described version of that existing world and culture. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in the series!

Mar 11, Luka Novak rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , horror , fantasy. An american woman visits London with her friend, is attacked by a vampire, survives and is then recruited into secret group dedicated to killing vampires which is backed by Catholic church. Now, if plot sounds vaguely familiar it's because it's similar to "Vampires" directed by John Carpenter.

Leone freely admits this books is inspired by book on which the movie is based so that's that The book is fast paced but not really rushed. The only issue I have here is how Lucy, or protagonist, q An american woman visits London with her friend, is attacked by a vampire, survives and is then recruited into secret group dedicated to killing vampires which is backed by Catholic church.

The only issue I have here is how Lucy, or protagonist, quickly and completely accepts the catholic aspect of the idea. OK, being attacked by vampire obviusly convinces her vampires exist and give her desire to strike back. But I have a bit of trouble accepting she would accept the catholic component so completly, specially as she doesn't come from catholic background herself. It would be uch more interesting to see her accepting the vapire hunting part while accepting catholic part as sort of price that goes with it. But anyway, this is only a small part and doesn't really distract from the plot.

And the plot is that Having survived through millenia she now decides to strike for power and unleashes her vampiric minions. And our group is standing in her way. Carnage ensues. And it's good thing we get to see vampires as we knew and loved? Leone's vapires are bloodthirsty animals bent on killing and willing to kill anybody standing in their way of doing that. Which also brings up another minor flaw in the book.

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While we learn what doesn't work against them hunter's arsenal is either somewhat inappropriate or underutilised. There are shotguns but aren't used. And if you are going to use guns against them to slow them why not use speciall bullets e. Or automatic fire to deliver maximum ammount of bullets in shortest time?

OK, minor details but if you are going to go in details about arsenal which Leone does give it some further thought about how to optimise it. And as I said, book is fast paced but not rushed. Lucy goes through training, then slowly starts hunting. The evolving vampiric threat is just that, it's evolving, it doesn't go from "horny vampire picking club bunnies" to "holy crap, this vampire is old and strong, run for your life! It naturally evolves and group's reaction is what one could expect.

Overall an entertaining read worth your time. Jul 13, Jeff Miller rated it really liked it. The idea of the Catholic Church and the some group in the Vatican being involved in hunting vampires has had some scope of treatment in movies and books. This is rather natural since if you are going to have some ancient evil foe the idea than the long history of the Church fits in quite well. Jimmy Akin had an interesting article on this subject.

This novel references that aspect of the novel Dracula, but does not use this in the plot. Regardless the point is that vampires and the Vatican can be sort of a fictional match. Mysterious Albion takes advantage of some of these matches and plays them out rather well. While recovering she is contacted by as sister and a priest regarding what happened to her and a job offer to join them in fighting vampires. These groups of hunters sponsored by the Church are off the books although there is a hierarchy in this organizations that goes to the top.


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Vampires are a serious evil and threat. The threat is growing and as this novel is the first in a series obviously the peril is just starting. So overall I enjoyed this book and thought that it mostly used this concept rather well. These are rather trad vampire hunters. The only thing that annoyed me was the swearing by the heroine Lucy. It seemed rather out-of-place at times considering the spiritual warfare preparations in liturgy, prayer, and devotion. I certainly look forward to more from this series. Jun 09, Mayra rated it it was amazing. American college student Lucy Manning is visiting the London nightclub scene when she loses her best friend to a vampire.