By Garon Whited
|Nightlord follows the transition of a supposedly normal guy into a vampire. He finds out he is a sort of a re-incarnation of the Nightlord, a powerful vampire. I picked up Nightlord and put it down quite a few times. I saw such great reviews and I really wanted to get into it. This book is extremely detailed, but not in the right areas. The characters in here are two dimensional. I don’t “feel” anyone going through anything. The dialogue feels so casual through out that there is no weight in the story, no darkness, and there are some serious dark situations going on. Its like having a movie on in another room; you can here the dialogue, so you know whats going on, but your missing a lot.|
Eric didn’t ask to be a vampire. In fact, he didn’t even believe in them. Then he hooks up with a hot babe, wakes up with a hangover, and bites his tongue with his own fangs.
Which pretty much settles the question.
Now he’s trying to hold down his day job while learning the rules of the Undead — the most important being that bloodthirsty urges and predatory instincts are a real bitch.
Upside; Eric has the beautiful Sasha to teach him the ropes, including the magic he’ll need to survive.
Downside; they’re being hunted by members of the Church of Light, who are determined to rid the world of vampires.
Then Sasha is killed, and Eric is thrust into an alternate world in his quest to avenge her death. There he becomes a Nightlord, fights a dragon with the help of his magical steed, Bronze, and upchucks a sword named Firebrand.
But things get really interesting when Eric finally finds Tobias, head of the Church of Light. Soon Eric finds himself at the center of an epic battle at the literal edge of the world in a fight to keep a terrible darkness at bay.
In other words, just another day in the life of the Nightlord.