Judas Iscariot (portrayed as the first of the undead), the gods and myths of ancient Egypt, and vampires all play a role in this novel of the clash between good and evil on Earth. In Façade of Shadows, the supernatural beings of Egyptian lore work together with modern-day vampire slayers to wage a pivotal battle against the dark powers of the underworld. A group of young slayers and their immortal Protector, the son of ancient gods, travel through time and space while struggling to save the population of an unsuspecting town-the first target for domination by the vampires-in a conflict that foreshadows the fate of the world. If you enjoy action, humor, tragedy, even romance involving the genre of vampires and their nemeses, this is a riveting read to add to your collection.
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Facade of Shadows based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book may have the look and feel of a juvenile fiction, but it¿s just full of surprisingly complex characters, plot twists that pounce from behind, and fascinating mixture of vampire and Egyptian lore that I'll bet you've never seen before! Even adults will enjoy this book. I¿m a bit of a picky reader, and I¿m totally willing to walk away from a book that just doesn¿t do it for me. I couldn¿t put this book down. From the first page I realized its not just Buffy the Vampire goofiness (though there is a good bit of that too, all playfully sprinkled throughout the story) but also a story about how different characters react to cataclysmic events. You may be surprised who rises to the occasion and who nearly buckles under the pressure. There are some seriously cool characters in it, from a God savoring his first taste of mortality to a girl choking on her first taste of immortality. From characters with sharp, sarcastic (and hilarious) wit to characters with gentle, steady (and heartbreaking) strength. From characters who are the embodiment of good to characters who are the embodiment of pure evil. The plot keeps you looking over your shoulder as you travel from a small, but not-so-quiet town in Utah to the depths of the Underworld, from places that seem like your own back yard to places made of pure imagination. The twists may leave you reeling, but they won¿t leave you confused, and they definitely won¿t leave you disappointed. A few times I thought to myself, ¿how did I not see that coming?!¿ but that thought was always followed by ¿Cool. What happens next?¿ Rick joins together the vampire legend and Egyptian mythology, two things that before seemed totally unrelated. It is amazing how well they fit together! Anyone with any background knowlege on either subject will realize he is true to both. Seriously, I recommend Façade of Shadows to anyone. Even if you don¿t like Vampires, this book offers such a diverse cast and such a satisfying story that I know you¿ll enjoy it.
I have never read a Vampire book before, and only read this one on the suggestion of the author. In reading, I found that I couldn¿t tear myself away, the first time I went through it I didn¿t have much time to read so it took me about a week or two, but the last time, I completed the entire book in only six hours, it is one of the best books I have read, with tales of Vampires, Slayers, and Egyptian Gods, I never before saw any way to fit all those legends together, in The Façade of Shadows, it combines love, agency, darkness, and light to make a novel worth reading time and time again, I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.