This is one of my all time favorite books. Holland's mastery of the english language and ability to paint such a vivid picture of the 'underworld' and realm of the undead is unparalleled, in my opinion.
The book commences in India and deals with the rituals that take place in a remote area that villagers deem to be cursed. It then migrates into the streets of England and into the lives of several vampires, gods, and immortals.
Check it out!