Книга: Jasper Kent «The Last Rite»

The Last Rite

Russia - 1917. Zmyeevich, king of all vampires, is dead. History records that the great voordalak - known across Europe as Dracula - perished in 1893 beneath the ramparts of his own castle, deep in the mountains of Wallachia. In Russia, the Romanov tsars are free of the curse that has plagued their blood for two centuries. But two decades later and Tsar Nicholas II faces a new threat– a threat from his own people. War has brought Russia to her knees and the people are hungry for change. Revolution is in the air. Mihail Konstantinovich Danilov – who himself carries Romanov blood – welcomes the prospect of a new regime. Like his ancestors he once fought to save the Romanovsfrom the threat that Zmyeevich brought them. Fought and won. But now he sees no future for a Russia ruled by a tyrant. He is joined in the struggle by his uncle, Dmitry Alekseevich - a creature born in a different era, over a century before. For more than half his existence he has been a...

Издательство: "Transworld Publishers" (2014)

Формат: 155x235, 480 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-59306-955-4

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Jasper Kent

Jasper Kent (born 1968) is an English author and composer. As a composer his work is generally in the field of musical theatre and his novels include Twelve and Thirteen Years Later, the first two books of the Danilov Quintet.

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Biography

Born in Worcestershire, England, Jasper was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham and read Natural Sciences (specializing in theoretical physics) at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge.[1] After graduating he worked as a software developer and consultant focusing on object-oriented languages such as C++ and C# and template metaprogramming. Notable clients have included Citigroup, Deloitte and Touche, BP, Hughes Aircraft and the UNICC. Jasper also provides training courses for Learning Tree International.

Jasper has worked for almost twenty years in musical theatre as a singer, instrumentalist, musical director and composer. He has performed backing vocals for various artistes including Hinge and Bracket, Stig Rossen and Russell Watson and in the role of musical director has conducted, amongst others, Lucy Montgomery[2] and Daniel Boys.[3]

His four complete musicals are Writer’s Cramp and Malvolio’s Revenge (both written with Robert Renton) and The Promised Land and Remember! Remember! (with Robert Piatt and Robert Starr).[4] The Promised Land was commissioned for and performed as part of the Jerusalem 3000 celebrations in 1996. Remember! Remember!, a musical dramatization of the events of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, has been produced as a studio CD recording[5] and was premiered in Lewes, Sussex, England in October 2008.[6]

Jasper lives in the coastal Sussex town of Brighton.

Novels

Jasper is best known as the author of Twelve, a supernatural historical thriller set during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812.[7] The website Fantasy Book Review has ranked Twelve in sixth place in its list of all-time greatest historical fantasy novels.[8] It has been translated into French, Polish, Italian and Turkish.

Twelve is the first novel in the Danilov Quintet, which spans Russian history from the French invasion of 1812 to the Russian Revolution of 1917.[9] The second instalment, Thirteen Years Later, culminating in the Decembrist Uprising of 1825, was released in the UK in 2010. The third installment entitled The Third Section was released in the UK in 2011. The final two novels are provisionally titled The People's Will (2013) and The Last Oprichnik (2014).[9]

Additionally, Jasper has written two as yet unpublished novels, Yours Etc., Mr Sunday, a murder mystery set in Brighton, and Sifr, a contemporary thriller encompassing cryptography and the discoveries of Roger Bacon.[10]

Published works

Books

  • Twelve. Bantam Press. 2009. ISBN 978-0-593-06064-3. 
  • Thirteen Years Later. Bantam Press. 2010. ISBN 978-0-593-06065-0. 
  • The Third Section. Bantam Press. 2011. ISBN 978-0-593-06537-2. 

Albums

  • (2005) Remember! Remember! 2 Bob Productions.

External links

References

  1. ^ http://fantasybookreview.co.uk/Jasper-Kent/biography.html Biographical details taken from Fantasy Book Review.co.uk
  2. ^ http://www.pbjmgt.co.uk/artist/lucy-montgomery PBJ Management website
  3. ^ http://www.danielskittens.co.uk/forum/biography.php Biography of Daniel Boys
  4. ^ http://www.remember-remember.com/creative.php Official website for Remember! Remember!
  5. ^ http://www.remember-remember.com/music_sales.php Official website for Remember! Remember!
  6. ^ http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/entertainment-guide/Review-Remember-Remember.4556023.jp Sussex Express
  7. ^ http://www.rbooks.co.uk/product.aspx?id=0593060644 Random House Group website
  8. ^ http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/fantasy-sub-genres/historical-fantasy.php Fantasy Book Review.co.uk
  9. ^ a b http://www.jasperkent.com/twelve/twelve.htm Jasper Kent's official website
  10. ^ http://www.johnjarrold.co.uk/clients.html#Jasper%20Kent John Jarrold Literary Agency's website

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