The Bitten

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Overview

Mark and Jack are no longer human. They are The Bitten--a species somewhere between Vampire and man.

Raised by a Pure Blood vampire after they had been infected as children, they grew up in a world of luxury, wealth and power.

Until Mark changed. Wanted to be human again.

Now, he and Jack have fled from their family and others of the same kind to try and reintegrate into normal human society. But soon they ...

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Overview

Mark and Jack are no longer human. They are The Bitten--a species somewhere between Vampire and man.

Raised by a Pure Blood vampire after they had been infected as children, they grew up in a world of luxury, wealth and power.

Until Mark changed. Wanted to be human again.

Now, he and Jack have fled from their family and others of the same kind to try and reintegrate into normal human society. But soon they discover another survivor of a vampire attack, another that has been infected, cursed--like themselves. One that has an evil within him to help bring about the destruction of their species.

And soon, Mark and Jack will be plunged into a nightmare that affects both worlds in which they have lived.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595399130
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 0.92 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2006

    A compelling read

    In England, in the year 1847, two young boys by the name of Mark and Jack, escape from a dreadful workhouse where they are mistreated and abused. Alone in the night, the horrified children find themselves facing the terrifying unknown, Vampires. On this fateful night, both boys are bitten, but survive due to the actions of Mark, Jack's protector. The boys are taken to Ash Tree House and raised by a Pure Blood Vampire known as Ravenscroft. Ravenscroft becomes a father to Mark and Jack, and the boys become loyal brothers. As Mark grows up, he becomes disgusted with what he has become and the desire to be human overpowers him. This intense desire entices Mark to leave Ravenscroft and the vampire family. Jack, loyal to his brother, flees with him. After five years moving from town to town, with Mark feeding only when his body can no longer withstand the lack of sustenance needed to survive, they settle in the town of Thirnbridge. In Thirnbridge, Mark and Jack face the nightmarish experience of the events that unfold when their old vampire world catastrophically collides with their new world, having integrated themselves within human society. The Bitten is more than just a novel about vampires. Mark's journey to find his humanity becomes entangled with the lives of others, both human and vampire. The challenges of what it means to be human are revealed. Such human traits as revenge as justice, killing for survival, and killing to avenge those that caused harm are raised. We see these traits in such characters as Ted Hawkins, obsessed with killing the vampire that murdered his daughter, and Daniel Stewart, who wishes to wreak havoc on a society he blames for the abuse and torment he suffered as a child. In a modern day setting, The Bitten relinquishes many of the Gothic interpretations of vampires to develop a realistic account fitting of a vampire living in today's world. Human morality, the basic human instincts of survival, and the human desire to love and be loved are revealed. Through a meticulous and powerful account of life on the streets of Thirnbridge, the reader is taken into the lives of the characters, feeling the raw emotions of each character that is reflected in their surroundings. The intense description of violent killings, Mark's desire to love Lisa Jennings, and the guilt he carries, makes the novel a genuine page turner. The Bitten is a unique and captivating approach to vampire novels. It delivers an engaging look at the human consciousness, the human spirit, and challenges how we look at ourselves. Tracy Roberts, Write Field Services Reviewer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2006

    AN EXCELLENT FIRST NOVEL!!!

    GOOD STORY. FAST PACE. GREAT CHARACTERS. WHAT MORE CAN I SAY? IF ANYONE OUT THERE LOVES HORROR STORIES WITH AN ORIGIONAL PLOT AND TONS OF ACTION, THEN THIS IS FOR YOU.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2006

    a great new take on the vampire story!

    a fast moving plot full of interesting characters and an origional, modern take on the vampire myth.

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