Drasmyr

Drasmyr

by Matthew D. Ryan

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Overview

Drasmyr by Matthew D. Ryan

(Prequel: From the Ashes of Ruin)
In a world of wizards and vampires, a clever man may make a fortune. But hunting the undead is no small task, as Coragan the bounty hunter will soon find out; he must pit himself against a creature so old, time itself bends knee. And the cost of such courage just may be his soul.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781329843806
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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Drasmyr 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
dreamer2229 More than 1 year ago
Initially I was a bit confused as the book moves back and forth between the minds of Coragan and Drasymr. Once I got used to the voice used for each character it was fairly easy to tell when the author moved from one character to the other. But initially I was a bit confused when the bounty hunter started talking about being hunted and having a girl trying to shoot him. Eventually I realized it was Drasymr, the vampire. That helped clear a lot of things up. The book is a different take on the vampire story, a much darker and more evil vampire. This book was much more along the lines of Frankenstein or what I think Dracula would be like, with the creepy evil guy and the twist making you look over your shoulder. When my kids were little we took my daughter on the haunted house ride at Disneyland. It scared her to death and she was convinced the ghost followed her home; I’m going to be looking over my shoulder for vampire for a while. That’s the sign of a good book. I happily give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.
kirstyviz More than 1 year ago
By no means is Drasmyr 'just' a vampire book, although Lucian is at the heart of its story. He is not a 'sparkly' vampire, and this is not a book for readers who are looking for a love story! Lucian is cruel, cold and takes pleasure in taking human life, although at the beginning of Drasmyr we see him take a bride in the form of Clarissa, this is more for her beauty and as a method of revenge on those who have sent her. Matthew D Ryan has cleverly combined the paranormal elements with the fantasy world of the Mages who are searching for the Sceptre of Morgulan. he writes in such detail that the city of Drisdak is alive from the smells to the food, clothes and imagery. Although I was distrustful of the Mages I liked the Bounty Hunters Galladrin, Corragan and Borak, however despite their experience and bravery there are times that even they show fear and "terror" on their journey and for them nothing is as it seems. Drasmyr is a book full of action, a sophisticated plot and the reader meets many characters during the story; at times I admit I became confused about plotlines. However, this is a book I would recommend.
Dalene_65 More than 1 year ago
I would like to thank the author Matthew D. Ryan for giving me this book for review. This book is really good. Drasmyr is a very old evil deadly vampire, who is betrayed by a wizard guild master who came to his home and he spared through a deal they had made. The wizard guild master sends two warriors to kill him. That sets him off and he kills the wizard. The story is very strong, I like the characters they are each very well written. There is a mysterious fire and two men dead and one missing. The new guild master hires a bounty hunter and his two companions to investigate the fire and find out what happened and if they can find the missing guild master. The story kept me hooked to the end. I look forward to reading more of his work
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Drasmyr effectively returns us to the days when vampires were evil (not sparkly) and something to be feared. Truth: I almost didn't choose to read this. I wasn't impressed by the blurb (really, it tells us nothing of the story) and didn't love the cover (and I've been known to buy--or not buy--a book for the cover alone). But I gave it a try, skeptically started the first page and was completely hooked. This author has mad writing skills! The story is told from various points-of-view: a mage, a thief, a bounty hunter and, of course, from the vampire's himself. He's evil to the core and has all the vampire traits of old: he's a shape-shifting, coffin sleeping, blood-thirsty, immortal. It's surprisingly refreshing to return to this type of vampire after reading so many romanticized versions of the creature. The writing is deeply descriptive, interesting, complex. This isn't a fluffy read, but it's oh-so good. The characters are so real and we become truly and completely invested in them. Though the author is marketing this a YA dark fantasy, it's a book that will appeal to any and all fantasy lovers. And, thankfully, it's just the beginning. I checked: he's writing more! I, for one, am thrilled. Folks, if you're looking for a story that will grab you and hang on tight, for a story that enthralls and leaves you wanting more, then look no farther than Drasmyr. It's really that good. ~~~~Originally posted at Long and Short YA Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very weird book. I really did not like this book. Read it and see if you like it. Maybe you will. J..... :(