Prince Orlofsky, Vampire Hunter

Prince Orlofsky, Vampire Hunter

Posted by jack_miller | Published 7 months ago

With 6 ratings

By: Isabelle Glass

Purchased At: $8

The half blood prince Orlofsky spends his days throwing lavish parties. But when twilight falls, he descents into the catacombs to hunt vampires. Things don’t always go as planned. Orlofsky—a self-described Prince of Bad Decisions and Disaster Artist—has a talent for getting into trouble. Adventure finds him at the opera house, at home in the Winter Palace, and on top of the Arc de Triomphe. When the new moon brings a virtuoso pianist with a magnetic personality, Orlofsky is thrust into an even deeper world of intrigue: a world of fantastic beasts and where bestselling authors masquerade as arrow-wielding night watchers. In this world he discovers his father, the Vampire Tsar, who wants Orlofsky to inherit the crown and preside over a fallen kingdom.

Fast moving, 35,000 words. Amazon #1 Best Seller in Alternative History.

This is the first in a series of vampire chronicles written by Orlofsky himself, giving a fractured view of history through his eyes as an eccentric, half-vampire Romanov prince. He recounts his visit to Paris, France where he stumbles into an operatic tragedy, retrieves Queen Anne of Austria’s stolen jewelry box, romances his gardener, and tries to keep composer Frederic Chopin from dying of consumption.

Prince Alexander Orlofsky has entertained audiences on stage and in film since 1876, but before he was Vienna’s most celebrated host, he was a (less-bored) fun-loving teenager with an eye for all things pretty (including people) and a love for champagne and swordfighting. The perfect novella for lovers of vampires, classical music, operas, and Russian history. Cameos by: Franz Liszt, Frederic Chopin, George Sand, Tsar Nicholas I, Tsar Alexander II, Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna. Literary cameos by Violetta Valery, Alfredo Germont, and supporting characters from the opera La Traviata.
This was a quick read but still a satisfying story. It balanced fun and ridiculousness with a healthy dose of drama and sadness. Orlofsky was incorrigible and lots of fun to read about. It's nice to read about vampire hunters who don't take themselves too seriously and still enjoy the finer things in life. I really enjoyed seeing the various historical figures come together to hunt vampires!

- dana_flores

Well written with snappy dialogue and enough action to keep things interesting. I particularly enjoyed the intermingling of famous people and fictional characters as vampires, werewolves and humans. A light, well written story.

- beau_parker

Glass weaves together horror, fantasy, historical fiction and classic literature with a creative voice, a deep love for her source material, and meticulous research. Fast-paced and darkly funny, the novel follows the undercover Russian prince "Orlofsky" as he faces off against his vampire father and makes new friends and enemies in the busy network of 19th-century Europe. The mysteriously charismatic composer Liszt, his always-absent friend Chopin, the no-nonsense novelist George Sand, the devoted valet Ivan, the tragic courtesan Violetta Valery, and the dry-witted but sincere Orlofsky himself are engaging and inviting characters, capturing the heart and the imagination with every page.

- aleena_mitchell

Prince Orlofsky has ALL my favorites - Russian history, supernatural elements, adventure, and suspense!! Can't compliment the pace enough, it does not drag on with unnecessary information and is quick to dive into the plot. If you're a fan of the Penny Dreadful TV show you'll definitely want to check this out, very similar feel. Great characters, great detail, very easy and pleasant read.

- leslie_mitchell

Glass's 'Orlofsky' is clever, well-researched, well-written, and nicely planned. The historic twists of the story were fun to read - you'll definitely learn a thing or two as you enjoy this story. The book is fast paced, and the prose keeps the pages turning. Great read.

- baylee_young

This was a quick read but still a satisfying story. It balanced fun and ridiculousness with a healthy dose of drama and sadness. Orlofsky was incorrigible and lots of fun to read about. It's nice to read about vampire hunters who don't take themselves too seriously and still enjoy the finer things in life. I really enjoyed seeing the various historical figures come together to hunt vampires!

- keyla_mendoza

Well written with snappy dialogue and enough action to keep things interesting. I particularly enjoyed the intermingling of famous people and fictional characters as vampires, werewolves and humans. A light, well written story.

- dylan_lewis

Glass weaves together horror, fantasy, historical fiction and classic literature with a creative voice, a deep love for her source material, and meticulous research. Fast-paced and darkly funny, the novel follows the undercover Russian prince "Orlofsky" as he faces off against his vampire father and makes new friends and enemies in the busy network of 19th-century Europe. The mysteriously charismatic composer Liszt, his always-absent friend Chopin, the no-nonsense novelist George Sand, the devoted valet Ivan, the tragic courtesan Violetta Valery, and the dry-witted but sincere Orlofsky himself are engaging and inviting characters, capturing the heart and the imagination with every page.

- amir_carter

Prince Orlofsky has ALL my favorites - Russian history, supernatural elements, adventure, and suspense!! Can't compliment the pace enough, it does not drag on with unnecessary information and is quick to dive into the plot. If you're a fan of the Penny Dreadful TV show you'll definitely want to check this out, very similar feel. Great characters, great detail, very easy and pleasant read.

- beatrice_collins

Glass's 'Orlofsky' is clever, well-researched, well-written, and nicely planned. The historic twists of the story were fun to read - you'll definitely learn a thing or two as you enjoy this story. The book is fast paced, and the prose keeps the pages turning. Great read.

- kaden_rodriguez

Whimsical and deadly both, this hero will appeal to readers who also like Gail Carriger's vampires. Dialogues aren't quite as sizzling as Carriger's are - but then, whose are? I found this book entertaining and will be looking for the continuation.

- lina_mitchell

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