This compelling series combines action and historical drama in fascinating tales of an American Tory who stumbles into the dark world of the vampire. Completely revised and expanded, each of these new editions includes more than 40 pages of new material. In this introduction to the series, young Jonathan Barrett arrives in London in 1773 to pursue his college education. His fate among the undead is sealed by the unnaturally beautiful Nora Jones, who seduces him and consumes his blood. Unbeknownst to Jonathan, he is no longer the same man, something he soon discovers upon his return to America to join the armed forces and defend his country. Rather than an appetite for traditional fare, he has developed a strange craving for human blood.
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Decent premise but needs greater depth
An exceptional piece of prose and well told story.
It is definitely in the top 15% (I listen to a lot of books)
Well that's an interesting question! Elrod does such an exceptional job of writing that all the characters have depth and interest. Of course the protagonist leads the narrative, so we get the fullest character development -- but not at the expense of the other characters or story line.
Not that I remember. He does a very good job with excellent character separation and individuality portrayed in his narration.
There are many telling part in the narrative, but his death scene is done very well.
This is a masterful piece of fiction so well written and plotted to make it a great pleasure to listen to. Don't expect to jump into the action on the second page, but rather expected a beautifully crafted story telling that brings thing to fruition by the story's logic.
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