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Posted November 25, 2011
The real vampires are back.
61 A.D. is the sequel to 31 A.D. and is written by David McAfee. I found the first book very inventive and well researched, and I was gladly given the chance to read the sequel.
The Iceni and Trinovante tribes have band together in an attempt to overthrow the Romans for transgressions they¿ve suffered. Their plan is to destroy all the Romans in a coordinated a siege on the city of Londinium. This all happened in the year 61 A.D., and thus is the backdrop for this book.
Taras, a Roman, was accidentally turned into a Bachiyr (the term for vampire used through this series), and Theron has vowed to hunt him down to kill him. Taras¿ transformation was a mistake, and it has cost Theron dearly. Theron is no longer in the good graces of The Counsel of Thirteen, and has become what he always sought to slaughter ¿ a renegade vampire.
Now Ramah, the Blood Letter, and second in command of The Counsel of Thirteen, is sent to hunt down Theron and being him back alive for his punishment. Theron is chasing Taras, and Ramah is chasing Theron, and now Ramah is being chased by a phantom that the Counsel has long sought after. All of this is happening amongst the slaughter of Londinium.
The conspiracy still lingers in the world of vampires, and no one can be trusted.
FROM THE BOOK:
¿I should like to know what I am agreeing to before I agree to it.¿
¿That is not the deal,¿ she said, jangling the keys for effect. ¿Agree to my terms or die with the sun. You choose.¿
The Bachiyr turned his head toward the eastern horizon. The sky had begun to lighten slightly. It had not turned pink yet, but the black of night no longer reached the ground. Sunrise was an hour away at most. He turned his face back to her, his thin lips tightened into a grin.
¿It would seem I have little choice,¿ he said. ***
The story of David McAfee¿s vampires is well written. The research is phenomenal in order to place the vampires in a race across time. I love how David has brought the vampire back to his basics ¿ being a monster. This book was good compilation to first book, but I found some of the backstory slightly repetitive. Overall I would definitely recommend this series for the reader that¿s looking for murderous vampires.
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Posted November 3, 2013
I'm completely hooked on this series. Theron and Taras have beco
I'm completely hooked on this series. Theron and Taras have become part of my life in that my mind wonders what they'd get up to in different situations all the time. Love it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 17, 2012
Definately A Must Read
This series is one of the best vampire series that I have read in awhile. The characters are fantastic and the plot is unique and fresh. I don't believe in giving away the story in a review, but I will tell you this. This story takes place in ancient Roman times. The first book in the series starts out at the time of Christ and subsequent books move forward. Mr McAfee has written a killer series and I hope he has many more stories to add to this series. It is well worth the time it takes to read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 18, 2011
Compared to 33 AD, this book was much more worse: plot was boring and only few pages at the end of book was enjoyable. I had 33 AD for free, 61 AD I pay for, but it's like vice versa - I would better pay for 33 AD. If there really be continuation of Taras and Theron story, I prolly wont buy it. I finished this book only because I wanted to know how it ends up and I skipped many parts of book... SO what was the problem? In 33AD we could read well know story resaid in totally different way, it was interesting, but 61 AD: the story of Boudica and her daughters was just very bad attempt to do something similar as in 33AD.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 13, 2011
Loved the story since 33 A.D.
All three books were excellent from 33 A.D., to After, and now this! And all three books were dirt cheap too! I'd even be willing to buy these books even if they were worth more! Highly recommeded!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 22, 2011
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Posted October 22, 2011
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