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Fantasy
Author: Sarah Marques
ISBN: 1607013312
Subcategory: Fantasy
Pages 336 pages
Publisher Prime Books (April 3, 2012)
Language English
Category: Fantasy
Rating: 4.6
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by Sarah Marques


Sword & Blood has somehow distilled all the parts that made those three musketeers so enduring, while hunting . So when I read the words "vampire musketeers" I was hooked.

Sword & Blood has somehow distilled all the parts that made those three musketeers so enduring, while hunting down the boring and impenetrable bits and driving a stake through them. This is a fun, fast read from the very first moments of a young man heading for Paris to the grand climax and ensuing ride into the sunset, echoing back laughter and leaving me looking for more. Seriously, how could I not read a book about sword-wielding, honor-bound men that battle deadly, vicious, blood-sucking monsters in an effort to protect the remaining human men and women of their country?

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Sword & Blood - Sarah Marques. An additional note on the names of the musketeers: Contrary to popular belief, Dumas only gave one of the musketeers a first name-René Chevalier D’Herblay, known as Aramis. I know there is a tradition-and a tourism industry built around it-that D’Artagnan was Charles de Batz (partly because he was Comte D’Artagnan) and the The Three Musketeers was based on his diaries. I don’t doubt Dumas made use of the de Batz diaries for some of the exploits and perhaps some incidents.

Book in the The Vampire Musketeers Series). by Sarah A. Hoyt and Sarah Marques. In a world where vampires have taken every humble chapel, defiled every grand cathedral, subdued most nations, and treated every human as cattle, Dumas' hero musketeers rise to a greater challenge than they ever met in their original adventures.

Sword & Blood : The Vampire Musketeers. By (author) Sarah Marques.

This Book was originally published under the pen name Sarah Marques. Author’s bio. Table of contents. In another world, history changes. But heroes remain heroes.

Sarah Marques de Almeida Hoyt

Sarah Marques de Almeida Hoyt. The British Empire series takes place in a parallel world, where history from Charlemagne to Queen Victoria parallels ours but is actuated through the workings of magic and not by science and technology.

Author Sarah Marques. Pages 336. Year of production 2012. In a world where vampires have taken every humble chapel, defiled every grand cathedral, subdued most nations, and treated every human as cattle, Dumas" hero musketeers rise to a greater challenge than they ever met in their original adventures. Athos has spent a decade fighting vampires in the king"s musketeers. He never expected to see his wife again - he"d discovered Charlotte was a vampiric servant, hanged and left for dead ten years before - yet it is she who turns Athos into a vampire.

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In a world where vampires have taken every humble chapel, defiled every grand cathedral, subdued most nations, and treated every human as cattle . Athos has spent a decade fighting vampires in the king's musketeers.

In a world where vampires have taken every humble chapel, defiled every grand cathedral, subdued most nations, and treated every human as cattle, Dumas' hero musketeers rise to a greater challenge than they ever met in their original adventures. He never expected to see his wife again - he'd discovered Charlotte was a vampiric servant, hanged and left for dead ten years before - yet it is she who turns Athos into a vampire. Or does she? Despite the craving for blood and overwhelming sexual hunger, Athos walks the fine line between the worlds, remaining human enough to fight vampires.

In a world where vampires have taken every humble chapel, defiled every grand cathedral, subdued most nations, and treated every human as cattle, Dumas’ hero musketeers rise to a greater challenge than they ever met in their original adventures. Athos has spent a decade fighting vampires in the king’s musketeers. He never expected to see his wife again — he’d discovered Charlotte was a vampiric servant, hanged and left for dead ten years before — yet it is she who turns Athos into a vampire. Or does she? Despite the craving for blood and overwhelming sexual hunger, Athos walks the fine line between the worlds, remaining human enough to fight vampires. Only his commitment and loyalty to his friends — fellow musketeers Porthos and Aramis — and a young Gascon named D’Artagnan, allows him to keep his soul through an adventure that tests the heights of his heroism and the depth of his darkest desires.
Centrizius
I wanted to like The Three Musketeers, I really did - the book that has been the source of so many plays and movies. Unfortunately, when I sought the book, I found only a bad translation that I couldn't find interesting or enjoyable at all. Sword & Blood has somehow distilled all the parts that made those three musketeers so enduring, while hunting down the boring and impenetrable bits and driving a stake through them. This is a fun, fast read from the very first moments of a young man heading for Paris to the grand climax and ensuing ride into the sunset, echoing back laughter and leaving me looking for more.
Foginn
Dripping with sensual images.

A stand off, a cease fire between the overwhelming forces of the vampires and humankind. The Cardinal and King have negotiated what they think is an agreement to save humanity, but the musketeers see it as a slow death. Their loyalty is tested to the utmost as Athos is captured by the vampires and turned.

But Athos is not about to quit . . . and the vampires are about to regret they ever gave this man cause to discard his restraints.
Akirg
Honestly, I could not put this book down!
For me, it was a real page turner. I even got caught a couple of times at work reading it when I should have been working. (oops, my bad)
I truly enjoyed this book.
I just wish I could find the rest of the series.
Thofyn
I picked this book up at my local bookstore as I was browsing for titles for my kindle. I thought it would be corny as sometimes crossovers can be. But as I read the summary it looked very interesting so I bought it with my kindle and I have enjoyed reading every single chapter.

Set in a world where vampires are not just a myth. This book has mixed the two worlds perfectly.

You have to feel for Athos at what goes through and seeing him try to control his more vampiric urges. The plot is very good and you can move through it fairly easily.

I would recommend this to any one. But be warned there is no sparkling vampires just some old fashion "I want to drink your blood" vampires.

Let this be your guilty pleasure book.
Gogul
Argos by force of will fights off spiritual contamination when turned into vampire, that's what's new but the old themes of brotherhood and courage are heir to the old marketeers of Dumas. Would make excellent supernatural swashbuckler
movie.
Gralsa
Exciting adventure with developed, strong characters. My only minor criticism would be the explicit sexual imagery. That's not really my bag, so I could have personally done without it. Otherwise, a really fantastic tale, and I hope there are sequels soon.
RuTGamer
This book was amazing. It kept me up at night reading, and I can't wait for the second musketeers book.
What's not to love about the idea of vampire musketeers? The idea bites me about as much as honest-to-bad-ass vampirates, and I admit it freely, that I love stories of swashbuckling and derring-do. If you're looking for Anne Rice's self-absorbed wangst-filled Louis, or Meyer's glittery fangless offerings, then step away from this book please, and allow those of us who love dark adventure with an undercurrent of eroticism to enjoy the story.

Marques treads familiar turf for fans of Porthos, Athos, Aramis and D'Artagnan, and she adds a twist by plunging France into the depths of darkness. Vampires walk among men, and they are enjoying an ascendancy over mankind. Humanity is under siege, and the church has fallen, for Cardinal Richelieu is a vampire. The musketeers are the only force that stands between the king and queen of France and eternal damnation; and the lusciously evil Milady is the seductress who aims to tip the balance in favour of the undead.

While the musketeers pay lip service to the truce between man and vampire, they go out at night to wage a desperate war to stem the tide of darkness. Of course matters become less clear-cut for them when Athos himself is turned, and exists tenuously in that grey area that leaves him not wholly human.

First off, kudos to Marques for creating a believably grim setting. I could feel the characters' desperation and gained the impression that civilisation as a whole was slowly plunging into a new dark age. We follow the story from the points of view of Athos and D'Artagnan, who each find themselves dragged deeper and deeper into trouble. Each has to fight preconceptions and, as the story progresses, find their fates inextricably bound.

Overall, the writing is clean and fast, though Marques does occasionally lapse into wordiness, which makes the pace uneven at times. There were a few moments where I felt she went a bit too quickly on key scenes, but this did not detract much from the overall experience. I'd also have liked a bit more detail on the actual sword-fighting, since this is key to the action sequences. Only one part felt a bit shoe-horned in--Athos's scene involving a wolf cub--it seemed a bit random and too convenient, and could have safely been left out without damaging the narrative flow.

Will I read the rest of the series? Hellyeah. I'll be honest and say I don't think this is going to appeal to everyone, as the writing style tends toward classic, historical literature, and absolutely lush, gorgeous descriptions, but this is a novel that worked for me on many counts. I cared about the characters, and I was left wanting more, and that's what matters. At the heart of it, this is a tale of high adventure that's packed with action, which revisits an old favourite and paints it with a Gothic palette.