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Genesis of the Hunter Book I

Genesis of the Hunter Book I [Kindle Edition]

Joshua Martyr , Lisa Jackson , Ash Arceneaux

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The world cradling humankind is yet to be understood. Much of its archaic beginnings linger within the mind upon a plane of postulates, mystery and uncertain truth, the voice of myth from times long past. In these legends are glimmers of truths dismissed as lore.

This is such a story: the origin of a legend that spans from distant past to the present day, the origin of the vampire. Alluring and suspenseful, it is the dark, epic chronicle of a man changed in nature and body. Once a sentinal of a prosperous settlement, he is forced into a nocturnal existence, and instinctually compelled in ways that he fears will cost him his very humanity. He gained an unnatural longevity, and while the ages pass, the modern world develops around him. His existence is discovered by an old organization whose siege even he shall be hard pressed to survive.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 412 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Damnation Books LLC (31 May 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,303,169 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A unique blend of historical setting and scientific theory 19 Oct 2010
By Elizabeth A. White - Published on
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Genesis of the Hunter, author Joshua Martyr's debut novel, presents the story of a single vampire's life during two time periods: his initial transformation in the 1400s, and his quest during modern times to fully understand the genesis of his species.

The passages that take place in Berwick Upon the Tweed during the late 1400's detail the chance encounter with two vampires that forever changes the life of The Sentry, as we know the vampire during this time period. In fascinating detail The Sentry's process of transformation into a vampire is chronicled, including the fact that for some reason he retains a higher level of intellectual functioning than the creatures whom he fought did.

Flash forward to modern times where Gabriel, as we now know The Sentry, has employed immunologist / hematologist Dr. Canterberry to study the evolution of the vampire species. The investigations are being carried out both with urgency and in the utmost secrecy as there are people in shadowy positions of power (the CIA, Knights Templar and Illuminati are all hinted at) who seek to capture Gabriel in furtherance of their own agenda.

Author Joshua Martyr certainly has a grand vision of the story he wants to tell regarding the evolution of the creature we call vampires. As Richard Matheson's 1954 I Am Legend did, Genesis of the Hunter contains a substantial exposition on the possible scientific explanations for the existence of the vampire, and Martyr has put considerable effort into creating a scientific backstory on the evolution of the species.

The two time periods that alternate in the story could well have stood on their own as separate books, and the only minor quibble I had is that the jumping back and forth in time was a bit distracting at times. Having said that, there is no question that Martyr's approach is from a refreshing perspective, one that is not centered on either romance or gore but takes a more analytical approach to the legend.

So if you're looking for a story that tackles the legend of vampires with a blend of historical setting and scientific theory, give Genesis of the Hunter a try.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 21 Aug 2010
By Bear - Published on
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This book was a super- fast read and hard to put down. I liked the different spin on the creation of vampires. I can't wait for book two!
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