Published in: 2008
Edition read: Paperback
Book #: Book 5 in the Morganville Vampires series
In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn’t the only threat.
Violent black cyclone clouds hover, promising a storm of devastating proportions as student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against elements both natural and unnatural.
I read this book in a single sitting of 3 hours, on a flight to Singapore where my only entertainment was staring at my watch or reading. That felt like the longest flight ever, but the book was damn good and kept me relatively entertained, until I finished it with 2 hours left with nothing to do.
Anyways. So after the giant party in Book 4, where Jason has stabbed the founder, Bishop’s vampires have gone on a rampage as they have decided the city is theirs- which means that people are cramming into the only safe places in the city, one of which is the Glass House. In the midst of the revolting- of which there are three factions, the old vampire rulers, Bishop’s vampires, and then the humans who want the vampires dead- there is a storm and hurricane brewing, which of course is the perfect time for all three factions to start fighting. Of course.
There is a lot of action in this book, a lot is happening as they try to find a cure to the vampire disease that is rampaging the vampires in Morganville but not Bishop, and all the different factions try to fight each other for power over Morganville, and we are trying to work out who is on whose side as everyone seems capable of switching loyalties at the drop of a hat. The ending though, that’s a doozy. I was glad I had book 6 with me for the trip as I did not want to go a week without finding out what happens next!
Lord of Misrule rating: 8/10. Very good read
Would I re-read it? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? For fans of paranormal romances, young adult fiction, and vampires.