Once more Glen Duncan has produced a brilliant novel to end the trilogy that began with the Last Werewolf and continued with Tallula Rising. Each novel stands alone as a great read from start to finish and By Blood we Live is no exception. The pace is fast and the effect is un-put-down-able.
I am personally offended that no major broadsheet took the time to assign a highly paid literary reviewer to read this book and give it the high praise it is due. The story is exciting the characters are finely portrayed with the usual excellence and finely delineated nuances that we come to expect as the norm from this my no means ordinary author . But let it be said that the emotional depth the whole world difference expressed in words is not something that readers get every day. Its a sham that no counterpart to the Oscars is given to authors of the style and sheer skill of Glen Duncan, As a reader you care passionately about the fate of these what would be conventionally speaking anit-heroes, but believe me any one with a sensibility modern or otherwise wants to know how and what will happen to Tallula, Walker Justine and primarily and so stunningly, in this volume, the vampire Remshi. This is literary fiction of the highest order and should be respected and read and reread as such. I can't recommend this work highly enough and urge all readers to do so, and if they haven't already seek out the American and British hardback editions of the first two novels of this marvellous trilogy and read then again from the beginning. At a time when book publishing in conventional formats is in some way threatened by new technology here we have a wonderful book to be treasured always as it should, as long as there are writers writing the highest quality work there will be, me among them readers eager to share and cherish these offerings. More power to Gen Duncan! I am impatient for the next work whatever it may be. I know it will be of the best kind.