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Night Rising (Vampire Babylon Series #1)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

exciting action-packed vampire thriller

Dawn Madison returns to California when private detective company Limpet & Co calls her informing her that her dad Frank vanished four days ago while working on the Robby Pennybaker case. Robby died twenty-three years ago, but he appears in a scene of the new movie Dia...
Dawn Madison returns to California when private detective company Limpet & Co calls her informing her that her dad Frank vanished four days ago while working on the Robby Pennybaker case. Robby died twenty-three years ago, but he appears in a scene of the new movie Diaper Derby even stranger he has not changed in the two plus decades one iota. Dawn hires on with the agency and works with techno geek Breisi who loves Frank, and psychic midget Kiko, who believes his new partner who has a key role to play in the upcoming war with the vampires. --- When the trio arrives at the home of Robbie¿s mother, Guards, the lowest form of being in the vampiric hierarchy, surround the place. They barely escape with their lives and Dawn reassesses her belief system as she now knows that vampires exist and somehow are tied to her father¿s disappearance. The vampires hide in the Underground from mortals and will go to any length to prevent outsiders from finding it or knowing they exist. Dawn and her companions learn about the lair during the first battle between humans and their predatory enemy, an omen of the bloody war that will soon follow. --- Readers will want to obtain the next two books in the series and not just because this is an exciting action-packed vampire thriller. Fans will want to know who the mysterious Joseph Limpet is, why he never leaves his abode, how he gets inside Dawn¿s mind and makes love to her though he seems to have no physical body. The audience will also wonder whether Dawn will find her father and if yes in what condition will he is in. This is a fantastic tale that sets up the next entries, but also provides booklovers with plenty of adventure and a touch of romance. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Disliked

I have to say that I really disliked the main character. I thought the concept was fairly interesting, but just didn't like Dawn at all. I did finish the first book but unfortunately I had bought all three of the books (big mistake), luckily I still had my receipt and...
I have to say that I really disliked the main character. I thought the concept was fairly interesting, but just didn't like Dawn at all. I did finish the first book but unfortunately I had bought all three of the books (big mistake), luckily I still had my receipt and was able to return them all in time. Very unfortunate and I really love vampire, werewolves, etc. books and have read lots of them.

If you really want something good, I highly recommend the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost or the Cassandra Palmer books by Karen Chance.

posted by VampLoverKP on April 6, 2009

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

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    I have to say that I really disliked the main character. I thought the concept was fairly interesting, but just didn't like Dawn at all. I did finish the first book but unfortunately I had bought all three of the books (big mistake), luckily I still had my receipt and was able to return them all in time. Very unfortunate and I really love vampire, werewolves, etc. books and have read lots of them.

    If you really want something good, I highly recommend the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost or the Cassandra Palmer books by Karen Chance.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2008

    Sounded good, but not really...

    I read this a while back when it first came out and I tried really hard to finish it. I got about 150pgs in it and I just couldn't finish it. I thought the plot was a good idea but it was just boring. I couldn't connect to the main character or any of the characters for that matter. I don't know I just think the book needed more to it. If you're a paranormal romance/vampire book lover then I recommend you skip this one or borrow it from the library. Not worth buying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2008

    Confused....

    I started reading this book, got to the 3rd chapter or something, couldn't go on....I might try to read it again another time, but the first time I tried reading it now, I got really lost. I read what it was supposed to be about and thought that it would be good, but I just couldn't finish it....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2008

    huh?

    Although this book is a departure from other urban fantasy titles and should be given more consideration than the trash that is written today, I found this book to be too confusing. The mystery in the plot just confused me and I did not understand the characters at all. The action takes place in Hollywood, but considering what's going on nowadays in said place, it's overrated, this book included.

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