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My Immortal - The Vampires Of Berlin
     

My Immortal - The Vampires Of Berlin

5.0 13
by Lee Rudnicki
 

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She was beautiful. Her high cheekbones and burgundy hair gave her a distinctive Eastern European look. Her face gave away no secrets; her distant stare made it seem as if nothing else in the universe existed. Her clothing was minimal; she wore a white ankle-length nightgown and was barefoot, despite the fact that most of the ground in Berlin was covered with broken

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She was beautiful. Her high cheekbones and burgundy hair gave her a distinctive Eastern European look. Her face gave away no secrets; her distant stare made it seem as if nothing else in the universe existed. Her clothing was minimal; she wore a white ankle-length nightgown and was barefoot, despite the fact that most of the ground in Berlin was covered with broken glass and other dangers. Somehow, her feet were uninjured.

The German soldiers remained still, their weapons trained on their unannounced guest. "They are coming for me," she whispered. The young vampire was clearly afraid of something...

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ISBN-13:
9780984645817
Publisher:
23 House Publishing
Publication date:
03/09/2012
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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My Immortal: The Vampires of Berlin 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Comus More than 1 year ago
From the moment you read the first paragraph, you'll pour the coffee, kick back and realize you are going to have a very long night. My Immortal delivers. The characters were real, the setting was romantic (if you can call Berlin on the cusp of dying a painful death a " romantic city" ), the ...story was off the wall. The book manages to bring historical events and blood lust fantasy into one big orgy of absolute depravity. Pick up a copy, settle in, and prepare yourself for a novel that's part Turtledove, part Lovecraft.
Todd07 More than 1 year ago
From what I know, this is the first published work of Lee Rudnicki, but you wouldn't know it. He really has a flare for entertaining the reader with a plot that moves well and enjoyable characters. I don't want to give anything away, but the ending is the big pay-off.
EvaBrindle More than 1 year ago
Looking for a nice romantic dinner by candlelight with a vampire? This book ain't that .... you'll be dead before dessert.
EvaBrindle More than 1 year ago
Looking for a nice romantic dinner by candlelight with a vampire? This book ain't that .... you'll be dead before dessert.
BookManMA More than 1 year ago
In an age where it feels like every story has been told, told again and retold, My Immortal brings a much needed breath of fresh air in a story that is something of a mashup of genres. History and Horror fans alike will be able to appreciate what Lee Rudnicki has crafted, which is a cleverly hidden romance inside of a supernatural thriller set in a WWII historical period piece. Don't worry though, it's not as complicated as that may sound. The book sets it's pace from the start with a bang and doesn't relent until the last page, jumping from one timeframe to the next, one scene to the next seamlessly and without disruption. If I had to compare, I'd say it has the rhythm of a Dan Brown book, and like Dan Brown, Rudnicki knows where to trim the fat and keep to the point, ensuring the reader is not lost or bored along the way. Rudnicki knows his history too which makes the story more plausible from a "What If" perspective. All this and his colorful cast of characters will keep the reader engaged from beginning to end.
Glen-Hazelwood More than 1 year ago
I pointed out the few technical things I didn't like, so in all fairness I should touch on the good things. The story flows beautifully. The timeline is spot on and the transitions from one scene to the next are, as well. It's written in a way that makes you want to keep reading. I wont go all cheesy and say "I couldn't put it down...", but I did want to see what happened next throughout the whole read. At first, I thought the human characters accepted the existence of vampires a little too easily, but it didnt bother me after that. It really was a good read and a compelling story. The biggest thing I took away from this, and again...it goes back to the whole "good book/great story" thing......this story is just SCREAMING out to be made into a movie! Seriously...I had scenes happening in my head throughout the whole read. I dont want to give anything away, but there's one scene where one of the human characters is in an escalating confrontation with one of the vampires and I could see in my head where they're going back and forth verbally, then there's a pause...then the human tells the vampire, "Bite me!"....then another pause and then chaos breaks out. I had instant visuals like that throughout the story. I almost want to say the book reads more like a screenplay and maybe that's why I liked it better as a story than as a book, and maybe that makes sense now. Honestly, though...given the right treatment and the right cast, this could be a serious blockbuster of a movie. I have one final note, and this may be the coolest thing I have to say about this book. There's a song that goes along with this story that is presumably going to be part of a soundtrack. This is going to sound weird, but I knew exactly what the song was going to sound like before I even listened to it, because it had to sound like that because thats what the story sounded like. This is the song I'd have written to go with this story if I could've. I think that's a huge testament to the author and to how strong the story is. When all is said and done, My Immortal, the book, isn't going to change the face of classic literature. Look...it ain't "The Catcher in the Rye", and I don't see it being on the required reading list for our children in high school....but I can absolutely, 100% see them renting the DVD. Is it worthy of your time and your money? I believe it is. Give it a shot....you can never have too many sexy vampires. :) I give the book a 3.9. I give the story a 6.1. That comes out to 5 stars. Well done, Mr. Rudnicki.
Glen_Hazelwood More than 1 year ago
I like this story a lot. I actually like the "story" more than I like the "book", which perhaps doesn't make sense now, but might before I'm done. This is not to say that the book isn't good. It is. But ultimately, I believe having a great story is WAY more important. Example.....everyone's heard of "Forrest Gump", right? How many of you have heard of the sequel, "Gump & Company"? No one? Exactly! Same author....same characters.....Academy Award winning premise......crappy story.....and there ya go. It's ALL about the story, in my opinion There are a few things that I didn't like about this book, and they're all "technical" for lack of a better word. I didn't like that the author sort of apologized for the heroes in the foreword without giving me a chance to decide for myself if they offended me. Obviously, using German WW2 soldiers as your heroes is a risk. But they were GOOD characters and they were the RIGHT characters, and quite honestly I was distracted during my first reading almost TRYING to find them offensive. Your characters are your art. Toss them out there and let them breath, and let the reader decide. Some folks wont like it. Some folks dont like asparagus, but Green Giant doesn't apologize on the can. I found the dialogue falling out of "period" in a few spots. The one that jumps out at me was when one of the characters referred to another as having "anger management" issues. That phrase certainly wasn't coined until well after WW2, and while it isn't a horrible error, it was enough to make me stop and say, "Hey...wait a minute....". I'd have taken another fifty pages of character development. That's actually sort of a backhanded compliment, because I liked the characters enough to want to know more about them. If this were a movie (which is SO needs to be!), I'd see the characters and "know" them that way. As a book, it doesnt allow me the visual aspect and I have to work harder to know the characters. More character development would've made that easier and possibly made this a better book. Ok....all that's out of the way..... I really, really enjoyed reading this book. I got it for Christmas and read it three times since. Each time I read it, I liked it more. It's funny because the separate aspects of the story have all been done on a big stage before. Vampires have been done (Anne Rice, Twilight), supernatural Nazi weapons have been done (Indiana Jones) and World War II has been done to smithereens. But Mr. Rudnicki has taken all these things and synergistically combined them in a way that is suprisingly refreshing. Going back to the fact that the protagonists are Wehrmacht soldiers......you actually forget that, for the most part, during the course of the story. Maybe that's not correct. It's not that you forget it...it's that it's just not relevant to the story in that way. They really become just a bunch of guys, scared and trying to make it through the night. It's maybe also balanced out by the fact that there are some Nazis in the story for you to genuinely hate. Hitler and his inner circle are as creepy and despicable as you've always thought, and the author paints them well. (more)
BenjaminNYC More than 1 year ago
THIS IS THE REAL DEAL FOR VAMPIRES!!!!!!
BenjaminNYC More than 1 year ago
THE RULES FOR VAMPIRES JUST CHANGED!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a vampire book fan but this was something out of the ordinary and very, very gorey .. opening was crazy when the professor's body fell out of the sky onto a cop car! the author put a lot of history in the book, the vampires are SEXY and the 1945 war was wicked. Good book, but I want to see more characters live (almost everybody dies).
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