The Witch of Endor: Vampires

The Witch of Endor: Vampires

by RK Wheeler

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BN ID: 2940155704584
Publisher: RK Wheeler
Publication date: 01/05/2018
Series: The Witch of Endor
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 184,826
File size: 630 KB

About the Author

I dream of traveling the world with a laptop and gleaning inspiration from frosty peaks, deep valleys and thick forests, but for now I write between patients or after hours.

I enjoy beekeeping when I am not writing or working as a chiropractic physician.  The busy buzz of the female bees is a relaxing hum, well, until one gets into your bee suit.  Then there are moments of sheer terror, with the occasional lancing pain.  So I recently invested in a new dragon armor for bees, that thus far is immune from their little stingers.

They don't seem to understand that I am there for more than robbing them of their honey, but to help keep out pests and to give them food or medicine when needed.

I like to exercise almost daily.  During this time I listen to audiobooks, either my own or authors in my genre typically.  

Of course I succumb to Facebook's allure, but it is not all laughs and politics, for I belong to perhaps 30 or more writing groups where I learn and share information about authorship.

Family time is very important to me and now that my books are being converted to audio I am having more success in getting family to listen to what I have writen.

My favorite spot to read is on the sunny deck of a cruise ship in the turquoise waters of the Caribean.  No cell phones or interuptions.

I am excited to get the sequel to Scions of Azazyel to paper for my fans.  It is all in my brain, it is a matter of getting it all on the computer and then the editing begins.

I love writing fantasy, as not even I know where the story might take us until it is complete.  It seems to have a life of its own as I read, ponder and dream. 

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The Witch of Endor: Vampires 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
SDecker More than 1 year ago
I really like how even though this novel is partly about vampires, which is a topic that seems to have been covered from almost every conceivable angle, the story never becomes predictable or feels cliché, and there are some serious plot twists I didn’t see coming…If anything, Wheeler adds a nice depth and religious/mythological relevance to a trope that has of recent years become pretty silly and superficial (in my opinion). I liked how as I read along I met characters that I’d encountered in other stories, but presented in a new way and with a different perspective. I remember thinking how awful Medusa was in “Clash of The Titans” even though they very briefly touch on her backstory (for a few seconds) I have never read much more on her than that. Part of me wishes the book had been longer – I feel like there were so many places the author could really have dug in deeper and expanded the storyline and even shown us more of things developing as opposed to so much narration telling us about it. This feels more true in the opening 3 prologues and does get better, but that was a part where I didn’t have as much emotional impact as I’d like to. I really liked Wheeler’s take on vampire and human and mythic connections. pacing was good, but there were some minor editing things (a few typos, punctuation)…and tended to be over written on occasion. But overall an emotionally seductive and satisfying escape that I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a great paranormal novel with a unique take on the vampire lore and Greek/Biblical myth. R.K. Wheeler did a terrific job making this story feel like something we haven’t read a million times, which is pretty impressive. Ready for more!
MegKing More than 1 year ago
It is very impressive how simply and effortlessly R.K. Wheeler can tell this addicting, multi-layered story with well-developed world building and great characters and still manage to make vamps (and other well-known ‘creatures’) feel so fresh! Problem with so many of these types of books that are inspired by ‘retellings’ of more historically famous storylines is that I find is that they really are just unbelievable, or worse, just a recycling of the same tired plots and the author doesn’t bring anything new to the table. But even with the inclusion of some well-known storylines and characters we are all in, hooked on every scene, as the world building always follows its rules which is so important in books like this. Really liked the mix of ‘paranormal-meets-mythological’ (vampires meet descendants of gods and Biblical figures), a romance, lots of danger and high stakes drama, and of course an engaging story with Medusa and her fascinating life as a young girl and teen (can you imagine??) It has it all! Dr. Wheeler’s writing style is perfect for this niche of literary fantasy, very descriptive and passionate but clearly well-researched and fast-paced. An engaging and entertaining read all through to the very end that feels familiar enough to fit well in the genre, but unique enough to stand out and keep us interested. Love the ending – it definitely leaves the door open for much more to come! Lots of questions for sure.
SteffyC More than 1 year ago
"The Witch of Endor: Vampires” is the first book I’ve read from R.K. Wheeler, but it came highly recommended from a person whose opinion I trust. Not only was I not disappointed in the least, I was even more impressed with it than I’d expected to be! I loved Wheeler’s storytelling abilities and style of writing—the distinctive ‘voice’ that you just can’t fake. You either have it or you don’t. It is so simple and easy to read, but each sentence and page packs so much emotion and imagery that you really get a bang for your buck. “Witch of Endor” is an intoxicating work of creativity, passion, dark fantasy, well-known Biblical and Greek Mythological tropes, romance, action, and imagination. It reimagines these ‘famous’ characters in new ways that really impressed me. Most of us have heard of Medusa and Lilith and Zeus and Adonis, and probably Lamech and Cain… but the way they are put into action here and how Wheeler infused them with new ‘roles’ so to speak was amazing. I read paranormal and fantasy all the time, (and a lot of vamp fiction) but this one stood out to me as being exceptionally beautifully written I finished it in one day which is practically a record for me because I’m a slow reader with not much time (it is on the shorter side, however at under 200 pages). But I couldn’t stop! I was happy with the ending, but I really wish there were more now! That is some serious drama waiting to happen. Could use another light round of proofing, but nothing terrible. Great character development and action and I can’t wait to read the next one!
SherriWarner More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars I definitely liked “The Witch of Endor: Vampires”, but I have to just say that in the beginning I was really confused because based on the book description I thought it was going to be mostly about getting to know Lilith and her interesting story ( influenced by Bible) and then later her developing an unusual romance with a strange person named Lamech who has his own secrets – okay, well that is definitely there, but it is quickly shown to us in the ‘prologues” (of which there are 3 which was kind of weird) and then the real story ‘starts’ after 20% of the way in. This just really threw me because then the actual story focuses more on Medusa and her backstory and upbringing and honestly it was incredible! I loved it! I was just conflicted because I thought the 3 prologues actually had the potential to be an AMAZING story on its own and I would have liked to see it much more developed and experienced it as the focus, not just the ‘backstory’ to get to the next story. So like I said, conflicted. Disappointed but also impressed. Regardless, once I adapted to where the storyline was headed, I loved how this is such a complex, emotional book that really stretches the bounds of imagination but pulls form familiar myth and legend and Biblical references. We are familiar with these characters, but they are played out in a new way. The characters are so well-crafted – especially Lilith and Medusa, and I liked the creativity Wheeler added to make their ‘creation’ more original. He has an amazing way with words that is downright hypnotizing at times, and I liked how it made me emotionally invested in the outcome (which I won’t spoil here). Let’s just say that the ending was a wild twist with a surprise appearance that will make the next one a definite ‘must read’!! Recommend for fans of fantasy/myth/action. (
JhonniP More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I’ve read from R.K. Wheeler and I loved it. It had me hooked from beginning to end. Intriguing opening that pulls us into this enchanting world of tortured vampires and twisted lineage – their creation (with Lamech) is really fascinating and feels ‘real’ with the story context. Then we meet Lilith and her magical powers. Then the two combine to create a setup for the rest of the story to unfold – and I have to say that I did NOT see this one coming! I’m not sure what is a spoiler or not, as I notice the author makes no mention of the special ‘girl’ Lilith raises in the book description, but I was delighted! I love “Clash of the Titans” and always though she was such an intriguing character, so I enjoyed reading of her in this way. Hauntingly written with never a dull moment, each scene smoothly transitioned to the next, making it really hard to ever put down, as I was always totally engrossed in this story. Some themes are pretty standard tropes for the genre, of course, but Wheeler spins them together in a way that feels unique and original. I’m so impressed with this author, and I love how he brings so many cool elements together making this so much more than just another ‘vampire’ book, but one that is wrought with longing, heartache, passion, cruelty, betrayal, suffering and love. Great mix of action, solid narrative, and dialogue. Admittedly a tad overwritten at times, bordering on being a little too wordy/literary, but I’m into that style so it works for me. Lots of questions remain unanswered at the end (which is a cliffhanger) so I really hope the next one is published soon.