By Light Betrayed

By Light Betrayed

by Sherry Rentschler

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ISBN-13: 9781618639394
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing
Publication date: 09/17/2014
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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By Light Betrayed 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PJ_LaRue More than 1 year ago
To quote Edward Bulwer-Lytton, "The pen is mightier than the sword." And no sword can stop Ms. Rentschler's powerfully penned vampires. While I prefer my vampire stories to be more of a paranormal love story, the poetry in this book is masterful and mysterious. The art of story telling through poetry is a talent impeccably displayed throughout this book. I recommend this book to poetry lovers who also happen to love vampire stories. Note: I bought this book directly from the author so that I could collect an autographed copy.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Charity Tober for Readers' Favorite By Light Betrayed: Poetry of the Vampires by Sherry Rentschler is both a distinctive and interesting read. There are over thirty poems featuring haunting and melancholy vampire themes. For example, in the poem Crossing the Line, it reads: “Sunlight teases behind the tomb. Dandelions wilt against the concrete. I dance on sidewalk shadows, death between the lines.” And in the poem Royal Street, the author states: “Time is for memories, frayed recollections, fraught with our chaos and short on regret. We are the remnants of innocent wishes lost in the pavement, too sharp to forget.” The author does a good job keeping each poem distinct and includes various color pictures (mostly graveyards and such) to accompany the poems. First off, the cover for By Light Betrayed: Poetry of the Vampires is superb (both alluring and haunting) and really sets the tone for the book. I typically do not read very much in the poetry genre, but I did enjoy reading this book. The flow was nice and I liked how it included pictures to go along with the text. The empty graveyard scenes went well with the atmosphere and narrative of the poems. I felt the author focused on the dark, struggling, wandering and mysterious aspects of vampires (and not the sparkling, angst-ridden kind). You can tell through the poems that the author is really a fan of vampires and understands all of the myths and popularity that goes along with them. I think the book would appeal to fans of both vampires and poetry.