PARLIAMENT OF BLOOD
New York : Bloomsbury, 2008
is evening in Victorian London, and a thick, damp fog hangs in the air.
A photographer has just stepped into a seedy pub for a mug of ale and to
kill some time before he is supposed to photograph an ancient mummy that
will be unveiled tonight at the museum. He never makes it. A mysterious,
ghostly carriage charges out of the darkness and tramples him as he leaves
the pub. His dead, broken body lies hidden in the shadows of the dark street.
Meanwhile, the unveiling begins as planned, but it quickly turns into a horrifying nightmare. An accident on stage results in blood dripping into the mummy's mouth. Within seconds, the mummy comes alive! In the chaos and panic that ensues, the mummy escapes.
Who or what is he? How is the mummy connected to the strange disappearances of several orphan children, the mysterious coach with its skeleton driver, the Damnation Club, and the terrifying corpses that have begun rising from their graves to prey on the living? You have to read Parliament of Blood to find out. (Jennifer Mooney, email@example.com, librarian)
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