Daylight's Deadly Kiss: Blood Riders - Book Two Paperback – May 6, 2020
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- ASIN : B088N7XTJC
- Publisher : Independently published (May 6, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 293 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8643779889
- Item Weight : 13.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.74 x 8 inches
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3.5 Rounded up
In this book, Anton and his companions are off to find the legendary weapon,Basium Lucis - Daylight’s Kiss. Is it real? Does it really instantly kill vampires? They are about to find out but there's competition. Everyone is trying to get their hands on this fabled weapon.
If you like action movies and vampires, this is the book for you. The chapters are short, making it a quick read. The action slows down in some parts but it's never far off.
Anton with his companions, Quintz, Toby, and the bear Samson set out on an adventure after Crown Prince Leopold drops a quest in their laps for them to locate a deadly weapon called "Daylight's Kiss" which has the ability to kill vampires instantly which up to this point is considered a myth.
What starts out as a fools errand becomes anything but as everyone wants to get their hands on the weapon including the vampires. Anton and his crew are in a desperate search for the weapon and have to battle enemies galore as they are in a dead on race to get their hands on the weapon.
Does Anton and his companions find it in time? What is the weapon exactly? How does it kill vampires? No spoilers here as you will just have to read the book!
This second book is full of action, mystery, deception, and nail biting suspense as the book takes off quickly as soon as Anton and his crew are thrown into the quest to find the weapon. Fast paced, lots of twists and turns, as the book takes off into a exciting unknown adventure.
The gothic horror theme of the book just wraps itself around you as it transports you right into the days of old along with horse carriages and the historical atmosphere of days gone by.
Giving this book 4.5 stars and rounding it up to 5 stars for an exciting adventure!
I'm still smiling at the end of this wonderfully entertaining story. Yes, there was mystery, founded upon mystery, with double-crosses at warp speed and backed by more murder and mayhem than you could point a flintlock pistol at.
One quibble - there is an East European crime lord who uses words like 'git,' and 'chum,' and sounds like he might be from the south end of London - it's a little bit like seeing a Boeing 747 flying in the background of an 18th century costume drama - but what the hell, this story is so much exuberant fun that only a purist would make note of this...
Strongly recommended. 5 'Hammer Horror,' stars.
I think you can read this as a standalone, but why deprive yourself. The characters grow a bit more in this novel and it’s fun to have the back knowledge of the first novel.
I love that this novel isn’t overly gory and yet packs a punch. That is my style of paranormal type novels. I’d rather an author not resort to gory scare tactics, and Jay Raven is fantastic at keeping his readers on the edge of their seat.
I definitely recommend giving Daylight’s Deadly Kiss a read. I flew through it and am really looking forward to the next.
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Top reviews from other countries
I loved that the book delivered its fast-paced plot in short, punchy, cliffhanger-rich chapters and was very atmospheric, helped by its eerie 19th century European setting.
Freelance vampire slayer Anton Yoska and his bizarre team of a knife-wielding dwarf, renegade Vatican emissary and bloodsucker-attacking brown bear are despatched on a secret mission to procure secret weapon Daylight’s Kiss, a fabled compound that destroys vampires on contact. But they aren’t the only ones determined to grab the priceless chemical and Anton’s crew soon find themselves tangling with gangsters, rival hunters and vengeance-hungry vampire warriors.
There’s plenty of blood in this Jay Raven tale, but thankfully not too much gore, and enough dark humour and shocks to entertain to the last page. The book is the second in the Blood Riders series, but there’s enough explanation about previous events to allow it to work as a stand-alone.
If you like your horror on the safe side, this is one to catch.
Samurai warriors, vampires and humans fight in an epic encounter to gain control of Daylight's Kiss, the fabled potion.
A real page-turner with action and excitement, twists and turns in a breathless race for the prize.
It is a stand-alone novel and the way the back story is explained is both entertaining and clever. However, to enjoy the series fully I'd read Crimson Seige first. I can see this as a fabulous series on Netflix!