The Fifth House of the Heart

The Fifth House of the Heart

A Novel

Book - 2015
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Asmodeus "Sax" Saxon-Tang, a vainglorious and well-established antiques dealer, has made a fortune over many years by globetrotting for the finest lost objects in the world. Only Sax knows the true secret to his success: at certain points of his life, he's killed vampires for their priceless hoards of treasure. But now Sax's past actions are quite literally coming back to haunt him, and the lives of those he holds most dear are in mortal danger. To counter this unnatural threat, and with the blessing of the Holy Roman Church, a cowardly but cunning Sax must travel across Europe in pursuit of incalculable evil and immeasurable wealth with a ragtag team of mercenaries and vampire killers to hunt a terrifying, ageless who is hunting Sax in turn.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781476782638
Characteristics: 390 p. ; 23 cm


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Dec 04, 2017

I loved the authors unique take on a novel revolving around vampires. His characters were well developed, and the storyline well paced and easy to follow (inspite of the time jumps)
Looking forward to reading other things by this author

SCL_Tricia Aug 21, 2017

I loved a comment in another review that called this book "Dracula meets Ocean Eleven". Great writing, there were so many times I just wanted to grab someone and read aloud to them. The vampires and their mythology are refreshingly unique. Humor, horror and a heist what's not to love?

Mar 09, 2017

This book was difficult to put down, despite having a deliberately slow exposition and jumping through different time periods. The protagonist was interesting and funny enough to keep me reading, even though I find the vampire genre tiring. In the end, the new conceptualization of vampires and the sporadic amounts of humor and horror were unique enough to be satisfying. Though the antagonists are vampires, they aren't the main focus of the story. In fact, while they do make appearances, they mostly exist as hiding behind the scenes. The prime focus is Asmodeus Tang, a character with an endearing mix of self depreciating humor and unrepentant greed. I would definitely recommend this for thriller mystery fans.


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