- Series: Broken Edges
- Paperback: 214 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 5, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1484055616
- ISBN-13: 978-1484055618
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,982,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Eyes Like Blue Fire (Broken Edges) (Volume 1) Paperback – April 5, 2013
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About the Author
A longtime fan of horror and fantasy Ms. Lyons writes character driven novels that while influenced by her darker interests, can also be heavily laced with fantasy, romance, history and magic. Amanda M. Lyons has lived her whole life in rural Ohio where she lives with her fiance and two children. Eyes Like Blue Fire is her first novel.Wendy Won't Go, a novelette is forthcoming from J. Ellington Ashton Press and she's currently at work on Apocrypha a short horror collection with Robert Edward Lyons II.
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Not being a vampire reader, I have been laboring under the misguided idea for years now that all new vampire fiction had gone the route of Twilight. But here, in Ms. Lyons's debut novel, I see that I was mistaken. Actual vampires do still roam the underworld of the horror genre, much to my surprise and delight. The atmosphere in this book is sufficiently heavy and dark, but without being a copy of old horror tropes. The lead character, Katja, is a very sympathetic protagonist in the same vein (hah) as Louie, the reluctant creature of the night and narrator of Interview with the Vampire. I don't really know how to get into the actual novel without giving a lot of it away, so I won't. Katja roams the night not seeking blood, but love. Her world is one of past blending with the present, of regrets and mistakes and bone-deep longing.
This novel is very obviously a personal work, and the author's passion comes through the page. There will be times, as you read along, when suddenly a phrase or a scene will come that is so succinct, so poignant, that you need to stop and contemplate it. These unexpected jewels can make any book, no matter the genre, a treasure. Even when something isn't my particular cup of tea, I can appreciate it. And I would recommend this work to lover's of the vampire sub-genre of horror.
I really enjoyed the setting of this novel, it's so rich in detail and lends so much to the story. I really enjoyed reading this book, and each scene was very well described. The characters are so well rounded as well. I love that the vampires are one dimensional, they have a story, multiple emotions, mostly, and such wonderful character development throughout the novel!
This is definitely a book to pick up, horror lovers, it's got the gore, the thrills and everything you are looking for. It's well written and breathes new life into vampires. If you are only reading one vampire book, this should be the one because it blows the others out of the water in the horror genre! As i've stated, it's not a romance! Go get it!
*I was given this book in exchange for an honest review on my blog
This is NOT an urban fantasy romance book, this is a paranormal horror book and a damn good one! The plot is amazing! If you are thinking about sparkling vampires, just stop! This book brings them back to all their glory and gore of the underworld. The way they should be seen.
Katja is a lonely and haunted vampire. She missed her creator/lover/mentor - Anton. Katja is stuck between the past, when she was mortal to the present of being a blood thirsty vampire looking for her next meal. Her mind is never far from Anton. In fact, she still hears and sees him sporadically. Anton is leading her to someone. One of Anton's other creations has her eyes on that someone too and will destroy him if Katja can't get there in time to save him from destruction. Will she make it? With her apprentice be saved from destruction?
Ms. Lyon's paints a very vivid scene, it's almost like you are there seeing it firsthand! You feel every emotion that Katja is feeling. It's insane, but in a good way!! Her writing style is similar to Anne Rice. There are parts in this book that made me cringe.
If you buy just one vampire book this year, it should be this one.
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