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The Black Knight Chronicles (The Omnibus edition) [Kindle Edition]

John G. Hartness
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Black Knight Chronicles: Lots of Vampires. No Sparkles. Serious Snark.

Children are missing.
The police are stumped.
Halloween is coming, and an ancient evil is on the horizon.
The vampires are the good guys.

This is not your ordinary fall weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. Vampire private detectives Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood have been hired to save a client from being cursed for all eternity, but end up in a bigger mess than they ever imagined.

Suddenly trapped in the middle of a serial kidnapping case, Jimmy and Greg uncover a plot to bring forth an ancient evil. Soon, they've enlisted the help of a police detective, a priest, a witch, a fallen angel and a strip club proprietor to save the world. This unlikely band of heroes battles zombies, witches, neuroses and sunburn while cracking jokes and looking for the perfect bag of O-negative.

Vampire detectives Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood investigate a series of assaults plaguing the alleys of Charlotte, North Carolina. The string of hate crimes becomes personal when Jimmy's just-maybe-main-squeeze Detective Sabrina Law's cousin is attacked. Helping a lady out could get the boys killed when they end up in Faerie. Before long, they're up to their butts in trolls, dark fae and a grand battle royale. The odds are against them, but to the boys, this is just another day on the night shift--if the night shift included a steel cage match of supernaturals.

Et tu, Vampire? The boys discover they may be tied to a string of serial killings at the college and that they suddenly aren't the only vampire game in town.

The vampire count in Charlotte is at least three. Or more. As far as the unhappy boys are concerned, anything more than two is a crowd not to be tolerated.

While tracking down the killer and the competition, they encounter coeds, booby traps (not related to the coeds) and a hirsute bounty hunter with a moon fetish and a bad attitude. To catch the killer, Jimmy will have to survive a dive headfirst into the great unwashed horde of Dorkdom (game night at the local comic shop).

What's a red-blood-drinking vampire to do? His job. Again.

Praise for the Black Knight Chronicles--

"Honestly, this is one of the best books that I've read this year and certainly a new series that I will be following."
--Black Lagoon Reviews

"This is another great book in what will hopefully be a large and successful series. I know I will be eagerly awaiting the next installment." -- Indie Book Blog

"I love this book. It makes me happy in a way that hasn't happened in a long, long time."
--Keryl Raist, Author of Sylvianna

Product Details

  • File Size: 985 KB
  • Print Length: 440 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611942012
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (September 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00992YGVY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,774 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Witches and Faeries and Vampires... Oh my! October 8, 2012
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Show some love for John G. Hartness' new and vastly improved Black Knight Chronicles - Omnibus Edition. The original trilogy is still here, but John adds much more detail, more history of our favorite bloodsucking detectives, and many more laughs. Don't misunderstand me, the original three were great, but the omnibus comes with much more polish, like that shiny new toy you had as a kid, but this time you don't have to take a bath with it to keep it clean. Even for those who have read the trilogy should check this out. Totally worth shelling out some cash for.
Thanks again John,
Still waiting on book 4,
Ryan G.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Vampire Book I Have Read In A LONG TIME March 30, 2013
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The joke's are cliche the action is fast and furious and the series just keeps getting better and better. This is one of the most fun I have had reading a new story in a long time. If you have a little bit of nerd inside of you and are not afraid to see it in yourself and have a lot of fun at the same time than this is the series for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No sparkles here. June 15, 2013
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(Well except for that one time.)

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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jay & Silent Bob Open A Detective Agency...As Vampires September 2, 2014
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Good solid fun read. I like the idea of a pudgy vampire and for obvious reasons I picture Greg (the best friend) as played by Kevin Smith. You'll understand when you read it, if the heading of this review doesn't give it away.

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.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for all April 8, 2013
By J.C.
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This book is fast paced and fun to read with great wit and storytelling for all kinds of readers. I really enjoyed all three books, and you can't beat the value of getting them all included in one volume. Can't wait for future books in this series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect June 21, 2014
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This is the first 3 books of the Black Knight Chronicles. I was looking for book 2, but found it is way to expensive. This way I get all the books in book form (read them on the kindle, but I am trying to get all the books signed since I meet the writer.) The books are a great fun read! Pick them up and have fun!
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4.0 out of 5 stars fun, silly read April 17, 2014
By Joqpub4
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Just a fun, silly tongue in cheek vacation read that is enjoyable. Turn the brain off and just have some 'cheeky' fun :-)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Light, entertaining, fun. March 14, 2014
By Peter
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Light, entertaining, fun. Have no fear, this book will not attempt to either enlighten or educate you. Set your mind to Holiday mode and enjoy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Review
Interesting plot. Engaging characters. Nice to see relationships growing. The constant reminder of how he turned his roommate is getting old. Both of them need to get over it.
Published 12 months ago by Simpson Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Three fun reads in one.
I like the characters, the storyline and the humor. Now to save some money and get the next in the series. I enjoyed all three stories. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Arco
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
most excellent series of books. I would recommend them to anyone who enjoys a good urban fantasy. going to be reading everything this author has.
Published 12 months ago by billy stephens
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
This book was recommended to me by am author. I LOVE IT SOOOOOOO MUCH!!! It was funny and very intelligent writing which is hard yo find these days.... must read this...
Published 14 months ago by Lynnsey Price
4.0 out of 5 stars good
I'm not into the whole vampire craze currently sweeping literature and television, but I bought this book to pass the time. Read more
Published 15 months ago by agrodged
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. I love the humor this author has brought to his books!!! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Tamara
5.0 out of 5 stars Black knights
I really enjoyed this set! I wasn't sure what to expect but I'm glad I downloaded it!! I loved the wit of Jimmy. I caught myself chuckling more than once! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Harleyroze
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Loved the book and actually love most of his books. Bubba is always good for a laugh but for a real story this is the best. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Z. gusler
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
The story line was an interesting take on vampires. The aspects that were a little tedious were mainly around the relationship with the human detective and the primary vamp. Read more
Published 18 months ago by F. Waidelich
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More About the Author

John G. Hartness is a recovering theatre geek who likes loud music, fried pickles and cold beer. John is an award-winning poet, lighting designer and theatre producer, whose work has been translated into over 25 languages and read worldwide. He's been published in several online literary journals including The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, cc&d, Deuce Coupe and Truckin'. His poem "Dancing with Fireflies" was nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize.

His first novel, The Chosen, is an urban fantasy about saving the world, snotty archangels, gambling, tattooed street preachers, immortals with family issues, bar brawls and the consequences of our decisions.

He followed up The Chosen with Hard Day's Knight, a new twist on the vampire detective novel and the first book in the highly successful series The Black Knight Chronicles. The second book of The Black Knight Chronicles, Back in Black, landed in March 2011 and has enjoyed immediate success. Knight Moves, the third Black Knight book, was released in August 2011.

John is also the host of the popular YouTube writer's video series Literate Liquors, where he and other science fiction and fantasy authors talk about the best alcoholic beverages to enjoy while reading. He can be found online at and spends too much time on Twitter, especially after a few drinks.

For more information about appearances, signings, and other silliness, feel free to follow John on Twitter (@johnhartness), or on his website

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