The Last Vampire

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Author's new revised edition. The earthquakes with their falling ash, the global floods and the devastating fires arrive first. Then the worldwide plague with its stench of death. And as mankind suffers and dies out, vampires, their numbers dwindling, struggle and fight fiercely among themselves to survive in a world where there aren't enough humans to prey and feed upon. As the weeks go by they become fewer, more desperate and more ruthless.

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Overview

Author's new revised edition. The earthquakes with their falling ash, the global floods and the devastating fires arrive first. Then the worldwide plague with its stench of death. And as mankind suffers and dies out, vampires, their numbers dwindling, struggle and fight fiercely among themselves to survive in a world where there aren't enough humans to prey and feed upon. As the weeks go by they become fewer, more desperate and more ruthless.

Emma, as the world disintegrates around her, finds herself alone, family all have perished...and fending off an unnatural hunger as she becomes one of the undead. Fighting her unwanted destiny she's determined to resist the bloodlust she feels, the need to kill and feed on humans, of losing her humanity, for as long as she can bear it...but she's so hungry...and the night calls.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615722082
  • Publisher: Damnation Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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  • Posted April 10, 2012

    This book runs like a freight train off its tracks, fast, hard,

    This book runs like a freight train off its tracks, fast, hard, unrelenting, and unforgiving. To try to categorize it as simply horror would be incorrect. It is also more than romance, more than urban fantasy. It blends elements of all three genres into a book set in a post apocalyptic world gone mad the author pulls no punches exploring and exploiting.

    There are no humanized vampires in this book that come swooping in and save the protagonist. No sudden appearances of military helicopters or tanks or a stop to the upheaval that the planet is undergoing. This is a study in putting a character in the worst possible situation and then taking that to its logical conclusion -- something even worse.

    And yet at the end I found myself satisfied. To have given the two main characters, Emma and Matthew, some kind of rosy afterglow would have been nice from the point of view that these two have been through hell and deserve a happy ending. But it would have been complete crap when you look at the rest of the story arc. I would have had to cry foul and toss the Kindle across the room. So, while I felt like things sucked for them, I also felt like it was the only true way to end this story without compromising the integrity of the novel.

    Kathryn Meyer Griffith originally wrote this book all the way back in 1992. So this is a revised author's edition. Imagine that. She wrote vampires with the thread of a love story twenty years ago, can we say innovator? The story is as innovative and fresh now as it was then. This book won't suit a pure romance fan, but for those who (like me) enjoy a wide range of genre and damn good story telling, this is a keeper for your shelves.

    How'd I rate it? Meh, I don't like to give numbers. Let's call it 4.5 / 5 for being ballsy, well written, and having that feel of authenticity we're all looking for in our books. Any time I can nod and say "Crap that sucks, but that's totally what would happen.", especially in a horror novel, you've got me hooked.

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  • Posted November 1, 2010

    One Great Vampire Book!

    Today, we either have the old horrific vampires with blood and gore or the new romantic versions. Now we have The Last Vampire. Yes, we have the nasty little buggers, but we also have a protagonist who captures our hearts. Add in all the other world changing elements, and we have an amazing mix of story and plot. I never quite knew where I was going, but the ride was fantastic! Anyone who loves a great vampire story, a physical world turned upside down, or an intriguing look at survival, would love this masterpiece. This is my second read by this author. I want to read more: and I will.

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