Summer

22 July 2009

BLOODY GOOD - Georgia Evans

From the back of the book: In the first of a supernatural trilogy, one Dr. Alice Doyle finds that the power to fight evil comes from places she'd never believe...
While the sounds of battle echo through the sky, a lady doctor has more than enough trouble to keep her busy even in a sleepy hamlet outside London. But the threat is nearer home than Alice knows. German agents have infiltrated her beloved countryside—Nazis who can fly, read minds, and live forever. They're not just fascists. They're vampires.
Alice has no time for fantasy, but when the corpses start appearing sucked dry, she'll have to accept help where she can get it. If that includes a lowly Conscientious Objector who says he's no coward though he refuses to fight, and her very own grandmother, a sane, sensible woman who insists that she's a Devonshire Pixie, so be it. Indeed, whatever it takes to defend home and country from an evil both ancient and terrifyingly modern...


I enjoyed this fast moving, multi-character story. I am very glad it's a trilogy and the second one is in the stack to read fairly soon. It would be soonest, but I am not keen on reading any author back to back, so will give something else a go....see what happens when I read a British mystery?
I look forward to seeing what other 'Other' folks live in Brytewood. So far, there are Pixies, a Dragon, a were-fox, and the dread vampires who are working for the Nazis. I liked the implied comparison of the first vampire in this story, Eiche, to Hitler. Eiche lets his arrogance get in the way of his mission...and it doesn't win him any points...
Alice Doyle is intelligent and really has a difficult time admitting to her Pixie bloodline. She also has a time of it realizing how she is falling for Peter Watson, a Conscientious Objector. She considers him a coward, but he has his reasons for not signing up for the fight. And Alice needs him in more ways than one.


Four WWII Other beans....

4 comments:

J. Kaye said...

I have this on my TBR shelf. I'm looking forward to it!

Vickie said...

J Kaye: I think you'll enjoy this fast read.

Rosemary Laurey said...

Georgia Evans here.
SO thrilled you enjoyed Bloody Good. I had a wonderful time writing this trilogy.

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Vickie said...

Rosemary! Thank you for visiting my blog! I have my SASE ready to go in the mail in the AM. You are so sweet!
I look forward to reading the further adventures of the villagers of Brytewood.