Friday, November 16, 2012

Vampyrnomicon - Blog Tour (Review)

Hi! It's time for a new blog tour stop.
As part of my stop I have a review for the book. Just keep reading to find out more.

Today is the turn of :


Born and raised in Everett, Massachusetts (just outside of Boston), Scott M. Baker has spent the last twenty-two years living in northern Virginia. 
He has authored several short stories, including “Dead Water”, “Rednecks Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things”, “Cruise of the Living Dead”, “Deck the Malls with Bowels of Holly” (an alcoholic mall Santa battles zombie reindeer), and “Denizens.” 
His two latest short stories – “The Last Flight of The Bismarck,” about steampunk zombies, and “The Hunger,” a tale of cannibalism during a zombie outbreak – will both be released later this year in anthologies being published by Knighwatch Press.
Scott’s first zombie novel, Rotter World, which details the struggle between humans and vampires during a zombie apocalypse, was released by Permuted Press in April 2012. 
He has also authored The Vampire Hunters trilogy, which has been published by Pill Hill Press and received excellent reviews from Famous Monsters of Filmland and Fangoria, among others.
Scott has finished his fifth novel, Yeitso, a homage to the monster movies of the 1950s set in northern New Mexico, which is currently with a publisher, and is wrapping up his sixth novel, Hell Gates, the first in a series of young adult novels set in a world in which the realms of Hell and earth have merged. 
When he is not busy writing, Scott can either be found relaxing on his back deck with a cup of iced coffee, or doting on the four house rabbits that live with him.


Within the vaults of the Smithsonian Institute lies the key to finding the Vampyrnomicon, the Book of the Undead, that contains the history and secrets of the vampires.  According to legend, whoever possesses the book can establish a vampire nation on earth – or destroy the undead once and for all.  With an opportunity to end the war against the undead so close, Drake Matthews is determined to find the book.  

But the vampires also want the Vampyrnomicon.  When Master Chiang Shih and her coven of the most powerful and dangerous vampires arrive in Washington to claim the book as their own, the hunters find themselves facing their most dangerous enemy yet. With the stakes so high, so is the ferocity of the struggle.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vampyrnomicon is an exciting and refreshing reading. It is an excellent return to the classic vampires, the bad and dangerous ones.

In this book we have the hunters, a group under the leadership of Drake a former policeman, a group that will go until the last consequences in order to kill all the vampires in the Washington area. Alongside with Jessica, a journalist, they will set on a quest to find an ancient book that contains the key to destroy all the vampires permanently.

The bad guys are leaded by an ancient vampire. Chiang Shih is an Asian woman (a millenarian vampire), with an interesting past and who is the personification of evil. Accompanied by a group of masters (the leading vampire of a coven), she will also follow the trail of the mysterious book.

The book is complete with the tension between Derek and one of the hunters, Alison, this tension only adds fire to the story, especially when Derek is with someone else.

A story that moves really fast, that changes the point of view to give a wider panorama and a more complete story. This book has the perfect amount of action, danger, romance, bad guys, sweet characters and an ending that will leave you wanting for more.

An excellent written book that reminds the greatest classical vampire writers, with great characters and sexy scenes this is a book that will not disappoint all the vampire lovers.

The story is compelling since the first sentence. And one thing worth mentioning is that it doesn’t matter if you didn’t read book 1, the story is easy to follow and you won’t be missing any relevant fact. However I think that the book gives you the encouragement to read the other books in the trilogy and you definitely will need to read book 3 to know the end of the story.

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