Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires #5)

Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires #5)
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January 06, 2009
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0451225724
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In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn't the only threat.

Violent black cyclone clouds hover, promising a storm of devastating proportions as student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against elements both natural and unnatural.

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Best vampire villian
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This far into the series you feel like your part of the town, one of the residents. I have to say, she has created one of the best villians in Bishop. He has no soft spot; he's driven by evil. The town thought they had it bad, but in reality it was rainbows and sunshine compared to whats coming.
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The enemy of my enemy...might still be my enemy
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Reader reviewed by Lexie

Spoilers for all previous books. Also, continuing my discussion of the
historical aspects of 'Feast of Fools' the term, Lord of Misrule, is
also associated with the celebration, but after some priests got a bit
too jolly in Paris back in the 12th century heavy restrictions were
placed upon the title (ordinarily the leader of the church) to keep the
person in check.

I'm reluctant to put to paper (so to speak) my thoughts of Lord of Misrule
because I'm honestly torn up. I don't think I can put words that don't
involve 'freaked out' and 'oh gods no' and 'OH NO NOT THAT'. Bishop
is...horrifying. Not just the vampire himself, but his whole ideology
is so twisted and warped and inhuman I felt chills. And you know how
some evil vampires have moments of weakness? Not Bishop. Oh no. He's
kind of like a Vampire version of those Chuck Norris facts--you know the ones. 'Chuck Norris is the only man alive to slam a revolving door' those facts (which can be hilarious).

And it just gets worse as the book goes on.

Somehow
this book makes the other four combined seem like Claire and Co. were
merely having tea parties. Between friends who aren't so friendly,
enemies who have no choice, neutrals who should know better and one
person in particular Monica its Monica getting a nice
comeuppance (let's face it with Bishop moving to take charge who needs
her dad? No one was being nice to Monica because she was sweet after
all) the entire power structure is torn down.

I felt kind of bad
for most of the inhabitants--for the ones born there the way of life
that they had become resigned to and understood at least was gone. For
the out-of-towners (those poor college saps) the world just got a whole
lot more terrifying.

And the teaser for the next book, Carpe Corpus? Only made me want to cry more.

(just
to note, none of what I said is meant to be a negative criticism--I
thoroughly enjoyed the book. It just also broke my heart a thousand
different times.)

((reprinted with permission from author))


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