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- Print Length: 216 pages
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- Publisher: Coelacanth Press (June 1, 2010)
- Publication Date: June 1, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003P2VFIG
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"Depth of Lies" by E. C. Diskin
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That said, the author prefaces the book by stating that he never intended to publish this book and did so only at the urging of friends. Good for them! For a first effort, the story is remarkably well-polished. He also states that this is more of a romance than the other book. Okay, maybe a teensy bit, but it's still firmly entrenched in the horror genre.
As I stated in my review for 33 A.D., if you're expecting sparkly, loveable teenaged vampires with cutesy attitude problems, look elsewhere. This book is what vampire novels should be: scary and violent.
I don't recall any of Anne Rice's Vamps being cuddly, either.
The story is told from the POV of Vincent, a human turned vampire in the mid-1980's by a stunningly flawed vampire, Raine. She tried to resist turning him, but Vincent couldn't manage to stay away from her. Raine is being pursued by other vampires and after partially-turning Vincent, she disappears. In McAfee's world, vamps aren't allowed to be made without approval from the Council of 13 and Raine didn't get permission. The Council, in a rare move, decides to finish turning Vincent instead of killing him and sends him out to capture Raine.
The plot moves right along, while giving the reader detailed information on what constitutes the powers of vampires and their history.
If anything, I thought the book was a little short. He could have taken this storyline and doubled it, I wouldn't have been the least bit disappointed. I am eagerly looking forward to the sequel to 33 A.D.
I really enjoyed the new experience, reading an e-reader is great.
You dont miss the paper at all, and I really recommend the Amazon KINDLE.
Now about the book: I haven't read any previous works from Mr. McAfee, so I have to judge his writing based on this one. It is a very visual novel. You could almost see
Vincent and the Council lurking in the shadows. I think it would make a very good B vampire movie. BUT...there are some things here and there that do not help the book at all. Although I like books written in first person, this formula does not quite work very well at some points in the narrative. There is not much characters development, except for Vincent, and his not-very-credible love for Raine.
It just doesn't feel real at all. There are not much details about the time when the story is taking place. The 80's come on! There is much more plenty of information about the 80's (than Lady in Red) that is no present here.
Or at least I didn't feel like I was in that particular decade.
The characters motivations sometimes fall weak, like if they were mended to proceed with the main story. I also felt like there are gaps in the story. Things that took place that needed to be explained in more detail. By the end of the book you feel like if you have miss part of it, and just accept what the writer tells you.
Mmm, does not work for me.
A nice book to spend time, but nothing to create everlasting memories.
Maybe I will read Mr. McAffe's other book about the Bachyr, 33 A.D.
I hope that one to be more cautivating, but I have my doubts.
His Bachiyr books where the first books I discovered of his and I can't get enough of them. As someone who enjoys books, movies and such about the supernatural his Bachiyr books stay very true to what a vampire really is and the various ways that they can be killed, non of this twilight sparkling beings crap... Like any author he of course also takes some liberties with the mythology that is vampires and he makes it work amazingly well, better than a lot of the garbage that is out there right now...
Saying Goodbye to the Sun is a great read, easy and short but not short enough that you feel like you didn't get anything out of it... The characters David has created in this book as well as others are really among some of the most interesting characters I've ever read about... I love the way he gives you a lot of insight into who the various characters are but still leaves you wondering and asking as many questions as he just answered...
I vary much look forward to 79 AD and can't wait to see what he has in store for us...
VERY GOOD book, keep up the good work and thanks!!