Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Book presentation - "Thirteen Years Later" by Jasper Kent

One of my favorite readings of 2009 was Jasper Kent’s novel, “Twelve”, and one of my most anticipated books of 2010 is its sequel, “Thirteen Years Later”. “Thirteen Years Later” was released last week and here is a video presentation of the novel, with Jasper Kent reading from his book and introducing the story, all mixed with some very beautiful images. I am very happy to say that I’ve received a copy of the novel yesterday and I will read and review it very soon. I am truly eager to see what adventures await Captain, now a Colonel, Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov.

Aleksandr made a silent promise to the Lord. God would deliver him – would deliver Russia – and he would make Russia into the country that the Almighty wanted it to be. He would be delivered from the destruction that wasteth at noonday, and from the pestilence that walketh in darkness – the terror by night ...
1825. Russia has been at peace for a decade. Bonaparte is long dead and the threat of invasion is no more. For Colonel Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov, life is calm. The French have been defeated, as have the twelve monstrous creatures he once fought alongside, and then against, all those years before. His duty is still to his tsar, Aleksandr the First, but today the enemy is merely human.
However, the tsar himself knows he can never be at peace. He is well aware of the uprising fermenting within his own army, but his true fear is of something far more terrible – something that threatens to bring damnation upon him, his family and his country. Aleksandr cannot forget a promise: a promise sealed in blood … and broken a hundred years before.
Now the victim of the Romanovs’ betrayal has returned to demand what is his. The knowledge chills Aleksandr’s very soul. And for Aleksei, it seems the vile pestilence that once threatened all he held dear has returned, thirteen years later …

2 comments:

Jason Baki said...

My copy of Thirteen Years Later arrived the other day. I've yet to read Twelve so I will obviously read that first. I'm looking forward to both soon. Cool vid as well, thanks for sharing!

Mihai (Dark Wolf) said...

Jason, "Twelve" is an excellent novel, I hope you'll like it when you get the chance to read it :)