The Rest Falls Away

The Gardella Vampire Chronicles, #1

The Rest Falls Away was a historical vampire book. The book had elements of Buffy the Vampire Slayer - so it was Buffy during the 19th century.

Every generation a vampire slayer is born to the Gardella family. Victoria Gardella Grantworth is the most recent, but she is more interested in landing a husband than taking down the dead. Victoria believes she can do both and live two lives.

Victoria is interested in Phillip, Marquees of Rockley, as her potential husband - and she lands him. How will Victoria continue her slaying and protect Rockley from the scarier side of life!

This was a wonderful book - If you like Buffy check out The Rest Falls Away! It has the best of vampires and the historical 19th century.


Book Blurb for The Rest Falls Away

Beneath the glitter of dazzling nineteenth century London Society lurks a bloodthirsty evil…

Vampires have always lived among them, quietly attacking unsuspecting debutantes and dandified lords as well as hackney drivers and Bond Street milliners. If not for the vampire slayers of the Gardella family, these immortal creatures would have long ago taken control of the world.

In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake. But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous moonlit streets, Victoria’s heart is torn between London’s most eligible bachelor, the Marquess of Rockley, and her dark, dangerous duty.

And when she comes face-to-face with the most powerful vampire in history, Victoria must ultimately make a choice between duty and love.

This is a five-book series about Victoria Gardella, Vampire Hunter. The series should be read in order to avoid spoilers. The series is:

The Rest Falls Away

Rises the Night

The Bleeding Dusk

When Twilight Burns

As Shadows Fade


Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2007 4.50