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REVIEW by Ginny: Baltimore: The Curse Bells (Baltimore #2) by Mike Mignola – Release Date 06-12-2012 (@artofmmignola , @puretextuality )

A horrific ritual will create havoc on a small European town, as Lord Baltimore takes on the twisted blessing of vampiric nuns and an insane warlock!

(Ginny’s note: Actually that pretty much sums it up)

So I don’t always read what something is about on Netgalley before I click the “OOOO GIMME” button. As a result, finding that Baltimore was actually about vampires in post WWI Europe? My heart did a little happy dance.

On a battlefield, Lord Henry Baltimore runs across a monstrous creature. He takes one of the creature’s eye, the creature takes his leg. Because of this, neither of their lives will be the same. Haigus, the now one eyed vampire sets out to get revenge on Baltimore, and then Baltimore seeks him out for revenge of his own. I assume this is the plot of book one, but I haven’t read it so I don’t know. I’m going to catch you up anyways, so you know what you’re getting into. Vampire and English lord locked in a circle of vengeance and hatred.

“The Curse of the Bells” takes Henry through a trap, to a gentleman’s club (where he meets journalist) to a convent. A spooky convent. But that’s not all. No, there’s also another story about the Inquisitor chasing Henry. And isn’t he just a fucking barrel full of crazy. Seriously, the Inquisitor was the scariest dude in the book. (In case you’re wondering, the best character is that journalist eager to become the world’s foremost vampire expert. He’s brilliant. You’ll love him.)

4 stars. The art and the story combine in the best possible way to bring you something truly wonderful.

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