Kit Marlowe

Kit Marlowe

Introduction Edit

Kit Marlowe is a crossover character, appearing in both series of novels. He also features in two short stories set in Elizabethan England, "The Queen's Witch" and "The Gauntlet" was published in the Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2, but it and its companion story are available for free on the author's web site.

A spy since Elizabethan times, Marlowe currently employs his abilities on behalf of the Vampire Senate. Of course, he isn't just any old spy; these days, he runs the Senate's spy network and he does it very well. He's best known for being handsome, charming, and knowledgeable . . . and cunning, sneaky and utterly ruthless. ~ Take A Chance: Gallery

About Edit

Book First Appears In Edit


Powers & AbilitiesEdit


Spy NetworkEdit

Character / PersonalityEdit

  • Cunning, sneaky and utterly ruthless
  • Marlowe had a reputation that had started as one of the queen's spies, and stories whispered about him had increased his infamy ever since.[3]

Physical DescriptionEdit

  • Dark curly hair, a goatee and deceptively kind brown eyes. [4]

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  • He found Cassandra Palmer devilish difficult to trace, even for him. He wants to meet her—he thinks she must have almost as devious a mind as he does—a rare compliment.[5]
  • His head had been cracked by Rasputin and was bandaged. [6]

Biography Edit

Book Quote: Before he crossed over, he'd been the bad boy of Elizabethan England and had been in a few hundred bar fights in between writing some of the best plays of the era. The only ones anybody thought rivaled them were by a guy named Shakespeare, who conveniently showed up a few years after Marlowe transitioned and had a real similar writing style. Eventually, when the two-bit actor he'd set up as a front died, Marlowe turned to his other hobby for kicks. He'd done some spying for the queen's government in life, and he added to his bag of tricks afterwards. He was now the Senate's chief of intelligence, using his family of vamps as spies on the supernatural community in general and the other senates in particular. He helped ensure the peace by taking out anybody likely to disturb it, which might explain why Tony had been more worried about Marlowe than about Mei Ling. The only time I'd ever seen him, when he dropped in to talk to Mircea one night during his visit, I'd thought he looked rather nice with his laughing dark eyes, messy curls and a goatee he kept getting in the wine.[7]

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Events Throughout the Series Edit

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1. Touch the DarkEdit

He's one of the attacked Senators, may not pull through. The Consul is awaiting his testimony to verify that Rasputin is behind the attacks—there's no evidence without testimony. After being attacked, Marlowe stayed conscious long enough to say that Rasputin somehow turned three of his own vamps against him, and one of them had been with him over two hundred years,[8]

2. Claimed by ShadowEdit

Kit Marlowe jumped onto Mac's Tattoo Shop just as it left the Senate chamber and headed to the portal that the Fey used at M.A.G.I.C.—he went to Faerie with Cassie, Pritkin, Mac, Billy Joe (who turned human in Faerie) and Pritkin's Golem. Pritkin (JP) says they'll need his help in Faerie. Kit says they're all in this together without passes and he has incentive to work together for survival. he wrote a letter of introduction for JP to take to the town. Cassie grills him about Agnes' Saint Sebastian medallion—if the Senate had been involved with her murder, then he likely had a hand in it somehow. Kit tells her that they were used a lot during the Black Plague to ward off disease and often contained arsenic. She tells him it's implicated in Agnes' murder—they discuss possible methods, arsenic symptoms, etc.[9] Kit tells her that Pritkin is the Circle's chief assassin.

When attacked by the Dark Fey guard led by Radella, he tries vainly to tell them they are not spies. While tied by roots, Mac is killed and Cassie nearly raped. He gets stuffed into a bag, as do Cassie and Tomas.[10] In the Dark Fey prison he and Pritkin bargain with Radella for their release in exchange for Pritkin casting the Jera fertility Rune for her.[11] After Cassie's bargain with the Dark Fey King regarding the Codex Merlini, he goes through the portal with the rest.[12] They end up in Headliners at Dante's Casino where Zombie Elvis is performing. While Cassie was passed out from the portal trip, Marlowe had locked Pritkin in a side room since he seemed to be a threat to Cassie. They are surrounded by the Circle's War Mages who are waiting for re-inforcements. Their distraction arranged by Casanova were the Graeae bearing gifts for the new Pythia. Deino's bucket of blood set of Zombie Elvis and chaos ensued.[13] 

3. Embrace the NightEdit

4. Curse the DawnEdit

5. Hunt the MoonEdit

6. Tempt the StarsEdit

While trapped in the fireplace at Tony's Farmhouse during a trip to the past, Cassie overhears on a conversation between Kit and Mircea Basarab. Kit tries to pry information from Mircea about why he spends so much time at Tony's Court and why the child Cassandra holds so much "fascination" for Mircea. He was sent by the Consul of the Senate to "Check up" on Mircea—she and Marlowe are suspicious.[14]

7. Reap the WindEdit

8. Ride the StormEdit

Events throughout the Dorina Basarab series Edit

This section may have spoilers. If you want to avoid spoilers, please don't read the summary for a book that you have not read yet. Think of the book title as a "Spoiler Warning".

1. Midnight's Daughter (2008) Edit

2. Death's Mistress (2010)Edit

3. Fury's Kiss (2012)Edit

4. Untitled ()Edit

See Also Edit

Note Edit

  • Source for Images and Into: Author's site. The Artist is not credited or I would name the artist.

Book References Edit

  1. Touch the Dark, ch. 5
  2. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 10
  3. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 10
  4. Tempt the Stars, ch. 1, p. 13
  5. Touch the Dark, ch. 12
  6. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 10
  7. Touch the Dark, ch. 5
  8. Touch the Dark, ch. 5
  9. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 10
  10. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 10
  11. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 11
  12. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 12
  13. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 13
  14. Tempt the Stars, ch. 1, p. 13

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