- File Size: 1308 KB
- Print Length: 440 pages
- Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (September 25, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 25, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00992YGVY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,861 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Digital List Price:||$9.99|
|Print List Price:||$22.95|
Save $14.96 (65%)
The Black Knight Chronicles (The Omnibus edition) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
|Length: 440 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
Matchbook Price: $0.99
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
More About the Author
In his copious free time John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees and recording new episodes of his ridiculous podcast Literate Liquors, where he pairs book reviews and alcoholic drinks in new and ludicrous ways. John is also a contributor to the Magical Words group blog. An avid Magic: the Gathering player, John is strong in his nerd-fu and has sometimes been referred to as "the Kevin Smith of Charlotte, NC." And not just for his girth.
Top Customer Reviews
Thanks again John,
Still waiting on book 4,
- Humorous in Jim Butcher sort of way
- Unusual take on the vampire trope
- Pop-culture references galore (this can be good or bad depending)
- Plots are flat and relatively lifeless
- Author insists on weaving in religion while making little effort to understand the religions he's using (Catholic fixation, e.g.)
- Character personalities are often defined or ignored in order to "score the joke"
It was acceptable, and would make a good beach read, but not much more.
I only give 4 stars because the main character is...tough to put into words. Lets just say you don't constantly refer to yourself as `the guy who hits things really hard' when you get your butt kicked in *every* fight. Seriously, three books, lotsa fights, no wins. I don't count it a win when other vampires, Faeries, weres, and dragons pile in on your side. Greg the sidekick vampire is actually a far more interesting character; Jimmy is more like the drunk annoying friend always trying to start something and needing someone else to finish it.
This series is awesome. Think Dresden, but with a vampire as the main character. In fact I think there may be a Dresden nod in the 2nd book (at the unnaturals' bar.)
The overall premise is pretty basic - good guy takes on various bad guys in the name of truth and justice. It's the wit and, dare I say it, humanity of the good guy that make it fun. If you want an entertaining series with some supernatural elements, add this to your cart. I can hardly wait for Book 4 to be published.
The characters in this are awesome. Well done from hero to villain and all between. Plots are tightly knit with no holes I could poke in a first read. My only real grumble is that endings are of the "to be continued" variety. I hate that in books but recognize that sitcom style story structure has made it's way into literature.
Here's my breakdown:
Eye Rolling - 1
Adventure - 10
Fluffy - N/A
Re-read Potential - Extremely High
I loved the style of humor. The snark and puns were right in my comfort zone. Not too mean, not too much, just right. And the author hit a lot of my geek culture buttons with his references.
This author has a great flair for the dramatic stereotype references. They're done in a funny sarcastic way while also leveraging a readers cultural expectations for said stereotype. The following example is from the perspective of a gangly geek squad dude who is not mushy and happens to be good with weapons.
"So you didn't--" M asked, stepping closer.
"I could never," T replied.
He held out his arms, and the two of them collided like clichéd movie lovers running through the surf. He actually picker her up and swung her around in a circle before putting down and laying a kiss on the Faerie Queen that curled ~my~ toes.
The adventures got better and better with each book. Some high adventure books leave you rolling your eyes the further you go and saying, "Really? ANOTHER knife fight with that same 'clever' move narrowly clinching your victory?" Not this.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sarcastic vampires bent on saving the world... Or at least Charlotte. The humor is brilliant and the characters believable and varied. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Calandra Usher
The two main things I have enjoyed about John Hartness' Black Knight series are the character development and the fast pace. Well, one more and that is the snarky humor. Read morePublished 3 months ago by William L. Anfin Jr.
I enjoyed it. I thought the first book was decently crafted but clearly an initial effort. I like the author's sense of humor, and hope he continues to write.Published 3 months ago by Kenneth S. Hicks
I can't believe I got such a great deal on these! I'd never read Hartness before, but I can tell you, even omnibus edition wasn't enough! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jo
These books were great and funny and I couldn't put them down!Published 5 months ago by magenta crader
Good story. Another take on the typical vampire storyline. Drags from time to time, but picks up eventually.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
As a first reader of John G Hartness, I really enjoyed reading all the books. They were fun and light, yet I also felt like the character development was very good. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Julia K.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Horror
- Books > Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire > Humorous
- Books > Literature & Fiction > Literary
- Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Humorous
- Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
- Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary Fiction > Literary
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Comedy
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire > General Humor
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction > Action & Adventure
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction > Humor
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery