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This review is from: Kell's Legend: The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles, Book 1 (Kindle Edition)
Kells Legend follows 4 weary people escaping from a cowardice attack on their town. Two are young university girls, one of their grandfather who happens to be a legend, and a thief who used to be more.They narrowly escape a Harvestor who is so upset that he sends a canker. Both of these villanous beings are working with the vachine clockwork vampire Graal who plans to over take this kingdom and make them his cattle to harvest their blood.
The story begins nicely enough with a retired war hero trying to feed his granddaughter soup and keep her focused on going to university. Then, everything picks up speed and you barrel through this story from one magnificent fight to another. With no breathing room really in between because as the stories twist and turn and more characters re introduced, you don't know who to trust. They make it to the big battle and things start heating up, getting intense, and you feel satisfaction coming. Except then, it just is overrun by the villians, Kell and Saark try to escape to save his granddaughter, and then it ends...almost mid sentence it seems.
I know, this is Book 1, which means there will be a 2. Still, there was no closure to virtually anything. Everyone, literally, is left hanging from cliffs while you have to wait for the next book to be released. It is well written and the action is nice. The new twist of the vampire as well as the other creatures in this text keeps you biting your nails and turning pages. Overall, I did like it. It was difficult to understand when some of the new story lines were introduced, but the characters are great and I like almost all of them. My problem is that when reading the next one, I will have to remember all the plot lines left open from this one since nothing was resolved. Still, it is a good read with tons of action and fighting and heros being developed. So, give it a go because I think it is a good story in the making.