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At the Gutter: Vampires, War and Some Good, Old 24-style Torturing

Science Fiction Editor James has mixed feelings about Jasper Kent’s Twelve:

Napoleon’s invasion of Russia was a gruesome historical tragedy; or, a colossal act of hubris that cost the lives of 400 000 soldiers. Sounds like the perfect milieu for a vampire feeding frenzy! Jasper Kent’s Twelve is an odd mix of historical novel, horror, and, of all things, a somewhat too close examination of torture.

Painting: “Napoleon On His Retreat” by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier