Drayton (The Taker) [NOOK Book]

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Drayton once believed he was a vampire. He doesn't know what he is. Or why he lives. He takes not his victim's blood but the silky essence of their soul during their last breath. Often mistaken for the Angel of Death, his victims sometimes ask for forgiveness. Sometimes he delivers. After all, he is not without sin.
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Overview

Drayton once believed he was a vampire. He doesn't know what he is. Or why he lives. He takes not his victim's blood but the silky essence of their soul during their last breath. Often mistaken for the Angel of Death, his victims sometimes ask for forgiveness. Sometimes he delivers. After all, he is not without sin.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011108389
  • Publisher: Tony Bertauski
  • Publication date: 9/24/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 49,520
  • File size: 272 KB

Meet the Author

Father. Husband. Teacher. Writer. Not always in that order.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted February 4, 2011

    Something about the name

    Okay, I was drawn to this book because of the title. However I found the approach to telling the story of the undead Drayton quite unique and I enjoyed the story very much. The character development was flawless. I will be looking for more from this author.......Stephen Drayton of Collingswood NJ

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Surprisingly good

    I'm usually not a fan of this kind of story bit i really enjoyed this tale. So well written i forgot it being about a vampire or whatever dragon was. I'm a fan and will read other works by this writer.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    Loved it!!

    Great book. Keeps you interested. I hope to see more of Drayton, in the future, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Giod

    What an interesting book. It is fast paced, you just had to read so you could see how it ended. J... :-@ it is only 36 pages but it seemed like a longer book. Great job.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Extremely Poor Language

    The author uses extremely poor language, with a lot of profanities. It's disgusting!

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  • Posted July 6, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Drayton, The Taker (Tony Bertauski) I have to start this rev

    Drayton, The Taker (Tony Bertauski)




    I have to start this review a bit different than I usually do. Drayton is a FANTASTIC, original story. Well written and so intriguing I could not put it down, and stayed up way past my bedtime. This was one of the best books I have read all year.




    Drayton always thought he was a vampire, he really does not remember his past, he does not remember, parents, childhood anything that a person would normally remember. What he does remember is his thirst, thirst for blood. He knows he has a purpose, yet he is not quite sure why he lives




    Drayton is actually 5 short stories put together and becomes whole. As we are taken to each story Drayton plays an important role in each individuals life. Most people think he is death, or some form of it. Some of the people are seeking redemption, others are not. But one thing is guaranteed, when Drayton shows up someones life is soon to be ending.




    I highly recommend to those who love vampire/dark fantasy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Very intetesting

    I wasnt sure about the book ar first, but it sucked me in. I want to read thr rest!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    I can't believe...

    I can't believe I've put off on reading this for a long time. Heavy stuff, good writing, though a little ambiguous sometimes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    This novel is actually a collection of five novellas, all with t

    This novel is actually a collection of five novellas, all with the same central character, Drayton.  Drayton is a wanderer, a man who does
    not recall his beginning, nor does it seem that he can be ended . . . he does not put a name to what he is, or is not, be it vampire,
    angel, monster, whatever.  In each section of the book, Drayton becomes – for a short while - a part of the life of someone who needs ‘something’ – again,
    all of these needs are varied: justice, protection, redemption, enlightenment, etc.

    Having read Mr. Bertauski’s other work, I was totally floored by this one. I like his other work very much, but this . . . this
    is special. It is beautifully written and deep enough to provide much food for thought.  He not only tells a story – stories
    whose outcome will come to truly matter to the reader – he also adds spare and lovely descriptions and backgrounds that
    make the work into a complete package.

    Each of the five sections is a complete story in itself, but in putting them together we come to know Drayton.  There is
    growth from story to story and at just the right pace.  My hope is that the future holds more of Drayton’s travels.  This book
    comes highly recommended, and Thank you Mr. Bertauski!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    More PLEEEASE!!!

    I've read all of Mr. Bertauski's work and could read his writing for days. Please publish more. Soon!
    David Bilbo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    What's this

    Good short ,Liked the second one better .

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    Not my style but OK anyway

    I wasn't fond of this book, however, it wasn't bad. It just is not a subject I was interested in.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    I only wish it was longer.

    Drayton, the taker is a very well written story with characters that are amazingly well fleahed out for such a short book. My only regret is that the book isn't several hundred pages long instead of 96. I fully recomend reading this.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    Brilliant!

    Loved this. even better than the first book!

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    recommend

    very interesting story with a completely different take on 'vampire-like' beings than what is popularly depicted today. especially liked the fact that he had dark skin from sun exposure instead of it glittering.

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  • Posted March 1, 2011

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 27, 2012

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