My Fearful Symmetry

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A boy becomes a vampire and fights to become a man.

Only the most gifted and beautiful Immortyls are chosen to serve Mother Kali as adepts of the ancient arts...
For nineteen-year-old Cedric MacKinnon, the promise of eternal youth and celebrity sounds like a dream come true. It becomes a nightmare when a master vampire plucks the boy from the London streets and spirits him away to India. In the fabled ashram of the adepts of the ancient arts, ...

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Overview

A boy becomes a vampire and fights to become a man.

Only the most gifted and beautiful Immortyls are chosen to serve Mother Kali as adepts of the ancient arts...
For nineteen-year-old Cedric MacKinnon, the promise of eternal youth and celebrity sounds like a dream come true. It becomes a nightmare when a master vampire plucks the boy from the London streets and spirits him away to India. In the fabled ashram of the adepts of the ancient arts, Cedric undergoes the grueling process of training as a temple dancer and courtesan. With the threat of revolution hanging over court, the chief elder employs the boy he names Shardul in dangerous games of seduction and intrigue. Hated by the chief's mistress and abused by those he entertains, Cedric struggles with visions of a violent destiny that seem to come from Kali herself. The stakes are heightened when the rebel leader, Loki, is brought to India for trial and Cedric is forced to choose between the protection and patronage of a powerful elder and his love for a beautiful female adept.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781603183994
  • Publisher: L & L Dreamspell
  • Publication date: 6/15/2011
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 0.58 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

    A new character in a fascinating series

    This is the third in the Immortyl Revolutions series and unlike the first two books, this one focuses on a new character, Cedric. The tale begins with young Cedric finding out that he's dying, which results in him believing a stranger's promises of an eternal wonderful life. Too soon, Cedric discovers the seedy, sadistic side of his new life.

    This installation of the series allows the reader to see the reactions of the Immortyls to the revolution via Cedric's viewpoint. It is an interesting take to see the other side of the story.

    Cedric is an interesting strong character who is forced to undergo pain and torment, but still retains his sense of self. Like the others in the series, this is a darker urban fantasy story with wonderful depth of characters and an intriguing plot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Perfect for anyone looking for a book with a new take on vampires!

    Cedric is one of the many who live on the street and engage in prostitution in order to survive. He's ashamed of what he does and would like to get a real job. But then, tragedy strikes. Cedric is diagnosed with AIDS and fights to stay alive but his days are numbered. Cedric is then "saved" by a man who turns him into a vampire. From that moment on, Cedric's life will never be the same...


    Cedric probably has to be one of my favorite characters in all the three books in the Immortyl Revolution series. He suffered quite a lot in the streets of London and thought his suffering would all end when he became a creature of the night.You can't help but feel bad for Cedric. I was rooting for him to get a happy ending.

    My Fearful Symmetry is my favorite book in this series so far. From the first few pages I was hooked and couldn't stop turning the pages to find out more about Cedric.

    I recommend this book to anyone looking for a great read with a new take on vampires.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

    A great work by Denise Verrico!

    My Fearful Symmetry
    By
    Denise Verrico
    Cedric was one of the many 'lost boys' on the streets who, in order to survive had to do things, anything to survive. It was a life of heartache and shame, but he did not have to do it alone because he had a friend who stood with him, until something astronomical changed Cedric's life forever. This 'miracle' if that is what you want to call it, could not have come at a better time because Cedric had some very bad news about his health and he knew he had very little time to live. Then, out of the shadows appeared , what he thought was his 'savior'.
    The one who had been watching Cedric and stepped out of the dark to offer him 'salvation', would turn out to be the worst nightmare of Cedric's life. His life would never be the same and his journey will be like no other, something out of a fairytale, but realization is, it's real, all too real.
    Take this journey with Cedric. Denise Verrico has taken me to a place where my favorite creature has not been before. She has put a total new twist on it, and I have found it very refreshing along with her wonderful and colorful imagination. She has put great detail and work into My Fearful Symmetry and I found a nice surprise in each and every chapter. I would recommend this book to all of you out there who love the paranormal and yes, I will now tell you the "VAMPIRE". It will captivate you and take you on a journey full of different emotions with each character.
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    Nora Barteau

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  • Posted August 4, 2012

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    The star of My Fearful Symmetry is nineteen year old Cedric MacK

    The star of My Fearful Symmetry is nineteen year old Cedric MacKinnon. He makes his living as a prostitute in England and has recently discovered he has AIDs. He gives up prostitution and starts to perform as a street musician. One night he meets a mysterious stranger named Raj. Raj is a vampire and promises to give Cedric wealth and eternal youth if he agrees to join him.

    Cedric agrees thinking that his life can’t get any worse then it already is but his life is no easier as an immortal being. He has to move to a temple in India and is forced to go through rigorous training to become an adept. Adepts are dancers, artists, servants and sex toys for the elder vampires. Being an adept is one step above being a slave but adepts are taught that they are artists that perform in the name of the Indian goddess Kali.

    As an adept Cedric has to give up his real name and take on the name Shardul. He lives with the other adepts and servants and gets trained by a female vampire named Sandhya. Though Sandhya is rough on Cedric a relationship starts to blossom between the two. Sandhya has taught adepts for over 100 years and she has a dark past just like the other vampires trained to serve. Adepts are held in high regard but they have very hard lives. If they can survive their initial training they are then subject to torture by some of the elder vampires and get used for sex in order to advance their master’s political interests. If things weren’t bad enough for the serving class there is also a revolution going on.

    Some vampires have formed an alliance and are swearing allegiance to a leader named Loki who was named after the Norse god of mischief that was destined to destroy the other gods. Cedric at first wanted nothing more then to live with his master Raj but as an adept he starts to see things in a different way. He starts having visions of a violent destiny and has to decide to join the revolution or continue to serve his master.

    My Fearful Symmetry is actually the third book in The Immortyl Revolution series of novels. Books one and two are set in a different location and about different characters in the revolution. Book three introduces a new cast and is set in a different part of the world but by the end of the book you get to see one of the main characters of the first book. You don’t have to read the first two books Cara Mia and Twilight Of The Gods to enjoy My Fearful Symmetry.

    My Fearful Symmetry is more of a dark fantasy then a horror novel but it has a good story, lots of action, good sex scenes, a love story and there are some ghoulish scenes to keep horror fans happy. I loved the character of Cedric and I liked watching him change throughout the story. This is kind of like a coming of age book. You see a young teenager turned into a vampire who at first is an immature, self centered, single minded kid but by the end he is an adult who tries to protect those around him.

    One of my favorite scenes was where Cedric has to go through a purification ritual and is forced to sit in a dark space for one cycle of the moon. He is able to drink only blood mixed with a herb that brings on hallucinations. I also enjoyed the sword fights in the book and finding out about the adepts training. Another item in the book that was interesting was seeing how Religion means nothing to the vampire leaders but they use it to get what they want and to keep the adepts in line. In one scene towards the end an adept spills a food tray on an elder vampire. The elder vampire insists that the adept’s master Kalidasa must kill him but Kalidasa says he can’t kill him because the adept is in the service of the goddess Kalli. Earlier in the book Kallidasa allows an adept to be sexually abused but when he fears loosing a servant he uses religion to save him. My Fearful Symmetry is a good urban fantasy that shows us a vampire society that mirrors are own. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

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    Fascinating look at a unique vampire culture. Sexy, but not smu

    Fascinating look at a unique vampire culture. Sexy, but not smutty. Grown-up and thought-provoking.

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    Posted December 18, 2011

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