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A bloodsucker discovers he's no longer the single monster stalking the streets of Victorian London, whilst his nightly look for sustenance brings him face-to-face with the city's so much infamous butcher - Jack the Ripper.
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If,” it added hastily, “you ever do. That is not today’s matter. What remains is the matter of your service. That is why you were cut down from the place of your torment and your soul brought here. You are here to be judged on your failures,and on your successes. Perhaps you will be required to make a sacrifice. Perhaps you will be rewarded. Perhaps you will be utterly destroyed. It is all the same to me. I am merely your guide and your tutor. ” It took his hand in its rotten one and pulled him to his feet.
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You’re right. ” She grinned determinedly. T t y . ” 45 Yushuv licked his lips, nervously. “All right. But I don’t think it will make you happy. ” Lilith quirked an eyebrow inquisitively. ”“QutToloc. The temple there. Bodies in the streets. I can still remember the flies,you know. They were so loud. ” He leaned forward, voice low. “Then the dreams started changing. It wasn’t just places I’d been, or people I knew. There were cities I’d never seen, and everyone in them was dead or dying. There was fire everywhere.