Desmond and Garrick: Book 1

Desmond and Garrick: Book 1

Hayden Thorne / Dec 11, 2019

Desmond and Garrick Book It s just after Napoleon s defeat at Waterloo and Garrick Mortimer is a scholar extraordinaire an underemployed and starving genius Desperate he agrees to sign on as tutor to Desmond Hathaway

  • Title: Desmond and Garrick: Book 1
  • Author: Hayden Thorne
  • ISBN: 9781610401098
  • Page: 356
  • Format: ebook
  • It s 1815, just after Napoleon s defeat at Waterloo and Garrick Mortimer is a scholar extraordinaire, an underemployed and starving genius Desperate, he agrees to sign on as tutor to Desmond Hathaway, the youngest son of a vampire family living in Yorkshire Desmond, who s suffering terrible heartbreak caused by another boy s callous treatment of him in school, rebels agaIt s 1815, just after Napoleon s defeat at Waterloo and Garrick Mortimer is a scholar extraordinaire, an underemployed and starving genius Desperate, he agrees to sign on as tutor to Desmond Hathaway, the youngest son of a vampire family living in Yorkshire Desmond, who s suffering terrible heartbreak caused by another boy s callous treatment of him in school, rebels against Garrick s attempts at educating him and does everything he could to chase Garrick away, which proves to be a greater challenge than he first believes.When Desmond s older brother returns from Italy for a visit, bringing with him a small group of talentless and self absorbed poets, his and Garrick s world turns upside down, mainly when he meets Leigh Blaise Sherbourne, a vampire poet who seems to detest Desmond and also harbors secrets regarding his past Throw into the mix a desperate mother s plea for grandchildren, a family owned torture chamber, a curious cottage abbey and quarter castle, and a grumpy family magician, and Garrick finds that life in the Hathaway household is a great deal than he bargained for.

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      • Hayden Thorne

        I ve lived most of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area though I wasn t born there or, indeed, the USA I m married with no kids and three cats and am a cycling nut I started off as a writer of young adult fiction, specializing in contemporary fantasy, historical fantasy, and historical genres My books ranged from a superhero fantasy series to reworked and original folktales to Victorian ghost fiction I ve since expanded to New Adult fiction, which reflects similar themes as my YA books and varies considerably in terms of romantic and sexual content While I ve published with a small press in the past, I now self publish my books.Book Links JMS Books, LLC print and e book Createspace print Barnes and Noble iBooks Kobo Smashwords


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    1. Hayden Thorne knows how to write historical YA, and historical fantasy YA, so when I had the opportunity to read Desmond and Garrick I was thrilled. First of all, it has a similarly haunting cover of some old building. Without even reading the blurb, I knew the house would play some interesting part in the story, and it did.The first of a series (at least one other book is out, or soon to be out), Desmond and Garrick focuses on a vampire family and their young son, Desmond, who has been sent out [...]


    2. Desmond and Garrick (Book 1) is a pretty entertaining novel. The characters have a voice that invites readers to laugh and enjoy their antics while the characters themselves are exaggerations but work really well with the story. The writing has some nuances that may not appeal to all readers but the tone and texture fit with the historical time period, and more so the feel of the story. Yet for all the many positives the book goes nowhere and leaves everything hanging with an ending that stops a [...]


    3. I recently read on an authors’ thread people complaining that Young Adult novels were too crowded of vampires, werewolves and similar creatures; the same authors were swearing they would never write such a story, since, more or less, there would be no chance to make it literary. What a coincidence when, opening this novel by Hayden Thorne, I realized it was about a young teenager vampire! Well, I thought, how could the author manage to write something literary with such abused theme? Since I w [...]


    4. I've just read both volumes of Desmond and Garrick (This is one longish book that has been divided into two parts for publication purposes.)I'm quite an admirer of Hayden Thorne's work---I've reviewed several of her books in the past---and while I think this story does have some problems, there's a lot to like about it as well. To begin with, there's the genre itself---this is an "alternate history" tale, and I've noted previously how much I like these stories. Here we have a 19th century Englan [...]


    5. Garrick Mortimer is a scientifically minded gentleman. That is to say his mind is only geared to science. Yet only those who will bow down to scientific masters and pay their dues are ever accepted as the geniuses that they are and make a living locked in their labs. Garricks admits that he is a genius already, and as such, has no need for such horrible business as not studying what he wants to. Yet, he’s starving, and though he’s had several offers to tutor various youths throughout England [...]


    6. Read for The Novel Approach. Hayden Thorne knows how to write historical YA, and historical fantasy YA, so when I had the opportunity to read Desmond and Garrick I was thrilled. First of all, it has a similarly haunting cover of some old building. Without even reading the blurb, I knew the house would play some interesting part in the story, and it did.The first of a series (at least one other book is out, or soon to be out), Desmond and Garrick focuses on a vampire family and their young son, D [...]


    7. Read for m/m team bingo challenge.Fun book, but incomplete on its own. I've started reading book 2. I'll rate this book after I finish the 2nd book in the series.3.5 stars.



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