- File Size: 1237 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Publisher: angela lockwood (August 16, 2013)
- Publication Date: August 16, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EMEN1P6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,107 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Language in the blood: Book 1 Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
They are, after all, nightmare creatures who feast - often savagely - on hapless humans and yet... and yet we find them fascinating.
In Angela Lockwood's novel "Language in the Blood" we meet Cameron Blair, a vampire with a unique gift that allows him to instantly learn the languages of the people he feeds on. This, as you can imagine, gives him an enormous edge in seducing his victims while helping him to avoid capture and, likely, instant execution.
What sets this novel apart from many others in the genre is the fact that Lockwood takes us on a fascinating journey through Cameron's "life" after he is turned into a vampire on a World War I battlefield. He does not realize, at first, what has happened to him and there is no one to guide him: His "Maker" simply turned him into a vampire and then disappeared leaving Cameron to sort out his new existence on his own.
He does, but as a boy from the streets of Edinburgh it is not easy for him to learn what he must to survive and, ultimately, to both embrace his new life and profit from his new existence.
In Cameron, Lockwood has created a character that you can both like and dislike at the same time. He is bewildered at first, confused and alone: As he struggles to avoid capture by the soldiers he apparently deserted after being turned into a vampire and attempts to adapt to his new life we feel enormous sympathy for this young man who has been thrust into a nightmare. Later, as he learns to "be" a vampire we dislike his ability to be cruel and calculating; his willingness to kill.
And yet we still find him fascinating.
Lockwood's narrative is smoothly written and she has infused Cameron's story with humor, pathos, danger and sarcasm. The dialogue is crisp and the plot contains some nice twists and turns as we follow Cameron from his earliest days living on rats on the streets of Paris to his life as a wealthy man living aboard a yacht on the Cote d'Azure. In addition, Lockwood has added some finely drawn secondary characters to the narrative; men and women who pass through Cameron's long life. Some become friends, others become lovers and a few are enemies intent on his destruction. She has also shown us that, in the end, Cameron has perhaps not completely lost his humanity and is still capable of "doing the right thing" for a friend.
If you are a fan of vampire literature, this book is one you should definitely read.
And if you're not a fan, I'd suggest that you will still find an intriguing story and interesting characters woven together by a writer who knows how to tell a compelling story, no matter the genre.
A wonderful story and a book I highly recommend.
I highly recommend this one. Pick it up now for a fast fun read.
A very witty and interesting tale of a vampire and his story from WW1 until the modern day of Facebook. Cameron's life is full and varied, he even tries to justify his 'meals' and sees no wrong in his new way of life. Well that is until... no spoilers here!
The structure is great and well thought out, I especially loved the treatment of the chapters. They are all named and pertinent to the story and Cameron.
The author uses humour throughout which had me chuckling aloud a few times, Angela Lockwood was able to show the humour through dialogue and Cameron's thoughts. Going by the title Language in the blood: Book 1 - there is obviously another one on its way!
Cameron Blair is arrogant, sarcastic, and sometimes psychopathic, but he is still loveable and impossible to hate.
Language in the blood follows Cameron's story - from how he was turned into a vampire in WWI, to living the high life in modern day on a yacht in the south of France - through a series of flashbacks. While the jump between decades/stories was sometimes patchy, the stories made up for it.
From Cameron's obsession with "playing with his food" (often Yorkie terriers) to his darkest moments like losing the love of his life, I was entertained from beginning to end.
Not your typical vampire story. It's well written, funny, enthralling, and entertaining. Can't wait to get my hands on more of Cameron's story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
And I'll read the next chapter.