The Rise of the Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #5)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genres: FantasyYoung Adult
Updated date: 11:51:25 12/08/2022
Description "The Rise of the Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #5)"
Late September, 1929 Magnus spotted the little vamp vampire right away. She was winding her way through the crowd, pausing for a moment for a quick shimmy by the band. She had perfectly bobbed hair, shiny black with a straight bang, just like Louise Brooks. She wore an electric-blue dress with delicate, dripping beadwork that skimmed her knees. In most ways, she looked exactly like a normal customer at Magnus's speakeasy, and she easily blended in with the three or four dozen people who packed onto his small dance floor. But there was something separate about her, something dreamy and strange. The music was fast, but she danced at a sultry middle pace. Her skin was stark white, but not the dusty white from cosmetic powder. And as she did her lonely little snake dance right in front of the saxophone player, she turned herself and made direct eye contact with Magnus. When she did so, two little half fangs appeared against a bright red lip. Realizing they were out, she giggled and clapped a hand to her mouth. A moment later, they had retracted. Meanwhile, Alfie, who was by now clinging to the bar for support, forged on with a story. "I tole him . . . Magnus, you listenin'?" "Of course, Alfie," Magnus said. Alfie was a very handsome and entertaining regular with excellent taste in suits and a love of