Number of Pages: 694
Publication Date: September 15, 2014
Rating: out of 5
OBC Rating: 2 out of 4 stars
Themes: Responsibility, Love
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Eric never imagined himself as a vampire, let alone a nightlord. However, when Sasha, a vampire who is convinced that Eric is her reincarnated prince, turns him into a vampire, he accepts it fairly quickly and everything seems to going well. That is, until the Church of Light, who are opposed to such monsters comes and kills Sasha does Eric feel some hatred.
This newly-formed vampire goes on a journey to get revenge on his love. But, when Eric enters a new world, he gets more than what he bargained for.
Where to begin? I would like to say that I usually love fantasy reads, and a good number of vampire stories. I also enjoy when there is a new twist to a vampire read because let’s be honest, they can get kind of repetitive.
This one in particular does bring a certain new element to the vampire world. Along with needing to feed off of humans, Eric can perform magic. Oftentimes, he performs magic to heal and help others, which then in turn makes his character likable. However, and this is the toughest thing for me to say, this is when I stopped enjoying this read.
First and foremost, I found this book too long for what it could have been in order to get the message across. Because of the length, I felt lost and forgot what the point of the story was. Yes, it starts off with Eric wanted revenge for his ‘love’, Sasha. However, when Eric enters a new world, all of a sudden, a whole slew of events take place. He realizes he’s a nightlord. Then, Eric (who is known as Halar in this new world) becomes a wizard who then becomes a lord. Then, finally he becomes a teacher of magic.
Along with this, appearances from demons, dragons, goblins, elves and a whole crew of people that were easily forgettable comes into play. In reality, I didn’t really connect or feel for many of the supporting/secondary characters because I felt many had come in and out of Eric’s life so quickly that I didn’t have the chance to.
As a personal hit for me was his love for the three main women. He claims to have fallen in love with all three in some way in less than a year. He goes from Sasha to Utai (changes name to Shada) to Tamara, who is now bearing his children. Along the way, he seems to have forgotten his reason for entering this new world – to get revenge on the Church of Light, which murdered Sasha. I found the ‘being in love’ and constant mention of his strength redundant.
Overall, this could have been a much better read if it was more concise and more focused. Unfortunately, it wasn’t and I do not plan on continuing the series.
I received this eBook from OnlineBookClub in exchange for an honest review.