Ghosts of Albion by Christopher Golden

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Even death could not stop Britain’s greatest defenders.

In 1838, William and Tamara Swift inherit a startling legacy from their dying grandfather, transforming them into the Protectors of Albion, mystical defenders of the soul of England. But the shocked, neophyte sorcerers also inherit unique allies in their battle against the dark forces. Fighting alongside them are the famous–even infamous–Ghosts of Albion: Lord Byron, Queen Bodicea, and Lord Admiral Nelson.

When strange and hideous creatures appear in the slums of London, an unholy plague threatens to launch an epic battle that may rage all the way to Buckingham Palace . . . and beyond. Time is running out as William and Tamara must learn whether their friends will stand beside them, or seduce and betray them.

From Amber Benson, known for her dramatic portrayal of Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Christopher Golden, Bram Stoker Award—winning author of The Shadow Saga and Wildwood Road, comes a vengeful tale of demons, vampires, and ghosts set in nineteenth-century London. Based on the smash BBC Web series that took England by storm, Ghosts of Albion is a horror adventure laced with dark humor and darker lusts.

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About Christopher Golden

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Christopher Golden is the Bram Stoker Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, and Strangewood. He has also teamed with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on Baltimore, a WWI-era vampire novel, He has written books for teens and young adults, including Soulless and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA's Best Books for Young Readers. The first book in the Secret Journeys of Jack London, The Wild, has been optioned for film by Fox 2000. Christopher lives with his family in Massachusetts. Find out more at Tim Lebbon is the author of nearly thirty books for adults, including The Island and, with Chris Golden, the acclaimed Hidden Cities series. He is the winner of numerous British Fantasy Awards and a Bram Stoker Award. Of his writing, the New York Times Book Review says, "Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best Twilight Zone stories." He lives in the English countryside with his wife and children. You can visit him online at
Published October 25, 2005 by Del Rey. 400 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Demons from the subcontinent threaten Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

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In this entertaining, fast-paced supernatural thriller, which originated as a "flash-animation" drama on the BBC Web site, Benson of Buffy the Vampire Slayer</EMPHAS

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