Where Twelve is solely Danilov's story, Thirteen Years Later also shows czar Aleksandr's link to the vampires. Unlike the first book, this one combines multiple point of views and weaves a more complex plot. We get to see Danilov through the eyes of others, foremost through his son Dmitry who is now a young man about to enter the military.
Thirteen Years Later by Jasper Kent is an epic blending of folklore, history and personal narrative. Although the first part of the book moves slowly and there is notably less action, my overall impression is good. As someone who enjoys historical fantasy, I would recommend Thirteen Years Later as an engrossing read and I look forward to reading future titles in the series.
Thirteen Years Later by Jasper Kent
Published by Pyr
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