Lord of Misrule

This is a review of “Lord of Misrule” by Rachel Caine. It is book 5 in the Morganville Vampires Series. It follows on from “Feast of Fools“.

As this book is a part of a series, the following review may reveal some details of the previous novel/s. Do not read if you intend to read this series in the future and don’t want to know of any potential plot spoilers.

Morganville is in chaos after Bishop’s welcome feast ended badly. Vampires and humans alike are taking refuge in the Founder houses, and are trying to figure out what’s going on. Bishop needs to be stopped at all costs. He’s kidnapped Myrnin, and they need to get him back. Humans must help Vampires and vice versa if they’re to get Morganvile back to the way it was.

But not all humans want Morganville to return to the way it was. Many of them are taking a leaf out of Shane’s father Frank’s book, a sort of “quick, let’s kick em’ while they’re down approach”. It’s sure to end badly. While Amelie and Bishop amass their forces to do battle against one another, Claire tries her best to keep her friends safe.

And that’s not all that’s brewing. A huge storm is on the horizon, and it’s making its way closer and closer to Morganville. It looks to be huge. Of devastating proportions. Morganville is hardly ever normal, but things seem to be a whole lot of crazy.

I did like this book. I especially loved the characters’ dialogue, and new character Hannah. It did take me a while longer to read this one than it did for me to read the others, but that may be because I have been in a “listening-to-music” kind of mood lately. In any case, I cannot pinpoint anything I did not like about this book.

Favourite lines/quotes:

C: I think I need guy CliffsNotes.
E: Guys aren’t deep enough to need CliffsNotes
Claire Danvers and Eve Rosser

“I’m an everything.”
Hannah Moses

“Terror Aerobics. Just wait until they get it at the gym. It’ll be bigger than Pilates”
Eve Rosser

“See you soon. Wait, probably not, loser.”
Monica Morrell

“Sleeping the sleep of the just. Or the just drugged anyway.”
Hannah Moses

“Without forgiveness, there is never any peace…
How can hating them heal me?”
Theo Goldman

“OK, that was extra creepy, with whipped creepy topping.”
Eve Rosser



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2 thoughts on “Lord of Misrule

  1. […] This is a review of “Carpe Corpus” by Rachel Caine. It is book 6 in the Morganville Vampires Series. It follows on from “Lord of Misrule“. […]

  2. […] Chronologically, this is Morganville story #4.5, so it slots in between “Feast of Fools” and “Lord of Misrule“. […]

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