Lots of Vampires. No Sparkles. Serious Snark.
Et tu, Vampire? The boys discover they may be tied to a string of serial killings at the college and that they suddenly aren't the only vampire game in town.
The vampire count in Charlotte is at least three. Or more. As far as the unhappy boys are concerned, anything more than two is a crowd not to be tolerated.
While tracking down the killer and the competition, they encounter coeds, booby traps (not related to the coeds) and a hirsute bounty hunter with a moon fetish and a bad attitude. To catch the killer, Jimmy will have to survive a dive headfirst into the great unwashed horde of Dorkdom (game night at the local comic shop).
What's a red-blood-drinking vampire to do? His job. Again.
John G. Hartness is a recovering theatre geek who likes loud music, fried pickles and cold beer. He's also an award-winning poet, lighting designer and theatre producer whose work has been translated into over twenty-five languages and read worldwide. John lives in North Carolina with his lovely wife Suzy and writes full-time.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Knight Moves: Black Knight Chronicles Vol. 3 by John G. Hartness is so good. Not only does this novel accomplish what very few series¿ books can do, (stand alone on it¿s on), but it is just enough of a tease to pull the reader into the rest of the chronicles. I need to be privileged enough to grab the other books, and seriously, once you start reading these series, you will get into it. Great book!
I really enjoyed this book. I wish I had known that there were other books set before this one, before reading it but it was not very hard to follow. It follows a ¿nerdy ¿ vampire and his friends. The thought of nerdy vampires was enough to make me laugh and all of their antics along the way made this book one of the most enjoyable I¿ve read in a long time. Plus it has one of the best fight scenes I have every read, the very original ending to that fight made this entire book elevate in my opinion of it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who favors vampire books. It¿s outside the normal realm of the suave and sophisticated vampires but I think it shows a good perspective that not every vampire can be oh so cool and collected all the time. This is now on my list as a keeper that I probably read over and over again.
In some ways, Knight Moves reads like a young male nerd's wet dream - skinny nerd is powerful vampire able to beat up most big bads including werewolves and huge black dudes and attracting several hotties while occasionally showing his sensitive side. Unfortunately, there's also the requisite slam at ugly women which kinda explains why so many nerds are single and living in their parents' basement...sorry guys, but unless you're starring on shows like Big Bang (and they ain't real) or you're Bill Gates, hotties tend to go for,,,well, other hotties. But I digress...Actually, I liked this book quite a lot. It was a fun, fast romp with a bit of wit and without the brain numbing high school romances which have ruined so many vampire stories lately. It is well-written without the editing problems which plague so many Indie books and, although the characters are somewhat one-dimensional, they are, for the most part, likeable.This is a great book to while away a couple of hours. At a time when vampires have become the darlings of the Paranormal Romance, these vampires are a nice change - more Spike than Edward Cullen and I, for one, appreciate that.