Sorrows

Sorrows

by Donna Fernstrom

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Overview

Wrenched from his ordinary life by a violent madman and turned into a vampire against his will, Jayson Wallace must learn to adapt to a world he never knew existed; a world full of magic and wonder, where vampires, donors, and shapeshifting rael-shaa travel between quantum realities. It's a dream come true... but not his dream. His sleep is haunted by blood and fear, and a terrifying voice that he cannot shake from his memory. The Circle who rescued him do their best to help, but a terrible betrayal sets off a cascade of events that give them problems of their own to deal with.

Despite a growing relationship with a beautiful young donor, and a strong friendship with a lupine shapeshifter, Jay finds it difficult to accept the contrast between the idyllic reality before him, and the brutal torture he endured. To make matters worse, somewhere, out there, the monster who changed him still runs free...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490985336
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Series: Rogue Saga , #1
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Born in 1973, and raised in Michigan, Donna Fernstrom has been an avid reader since early childhood, with a particular fondness for science fiction, fantasy, and horror. She is also a psionics practitioner, and has been involved with the online energy-worker community since the early 90s, so she knows when the things she writes about don't match reality, (but loves to sneak in a bit of reality anyhow). She breeds ball pythons, and runs a metaphysical business. She is married to a wonderful Swedish man, and has two children, a son and daughter. She currently lives in a house full of snakes and books, in Nebraska, while waiting to become rich enough to own a cow.

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Sorrows 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
makeup-your-mind More than 1 year ago
This book was surprisingly good (although I'm not sure why, as I've never read anything by this author prior to this and shouldn't have had any expectations), and introduced a lot of ideas about vampire's and their origins that I had never thought to consider. I particularly liked the concept that they were created to be vessels for the sorrows of humans. It was unacceptable to feed from random humans and to kill them was taboo. They were actually presented as mostly noble, and often "human." The plot was full of twists and turns, with a truly sadistic villain and a sympathetic and all-too -human hero. We never understand the motivations of the killer Malachi, but we know the thoughts and feelings of Jay, including all of his self-doubt and self-loathing over what he has become. We know that everyone who comes to know Jay tells him how strong and courageous he is, but he doesn't believe them. Aside from Jay, there are some other sympathetic and well-developed characters who have a profound impact on Jay's new "life." A rael-shaa, inaccurately but most easily defined as a werewolf, Ryan becomes Jay's best friend, in both his wolf and his human form. He often encourages Jay with wise statements like this one: I will be your friend, Worldwalker. Sorrow is like the rain, when the world mourns and all is muffled and dulled, and the hunting is not good. But rain brings life and cleanses and refreshes, so that in the time after, all is more vibrant, scents are clear, and sounds are sharper. I highly recommend this book for lovers of the paranormal. It did not end as a cliff-hanger, but there is still more to be told about Jay and his friends. Diane Fernstrom has gained a new fan in me.
fcheavenly More than 1 year ago
It took me a while to finish this book. It is a well written, well thought out book which clearly showcases the writers talents. Personally it just moved way too slow for me but I can't slight the book for it. The storyline itself is very creative an unique, I am just used to more action spurring me from page to page. There is some action but the in between made me put the book down a lot. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
fcheavenly More than 1 year ago
It took me a while to finish this book. It is a well written, well thought out book which clearly showcases the writers talents. Personally it just moved way too slow for me but I can't slight the book for it. The storyline itself is very creative an unique, I am just used to more action spurring me from page to page. There is some action but the in between made me put the book down a lot. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.