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The Last Vampire ( Book 1 The Last Vampire, & Book 2 Black Blood) Paperback – 18 Dec 1997


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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (18 Dec. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340703970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340703977
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.5 x 17.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,024,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christopher Pike was born in New York, but grew up in Los Angeles, where he lives to this day. Prior to becoming a writer he worked in a factory, painted houses and programmed computers. His hobbies include astronomy, meditating, running and making sure his books are prominently displayed in his local bookshop!

As well as being a bestselling teen horror and thriller writer, he is also the author of numerous titles for adults. Other well-known works include: The Last Vampire series and the Remember Me series.

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Alisa Perne is the last vampire. Beautiful and brilliant, for five thousand years she has hunted alone, living among humans, living off humans. But somebody knows her secret - and they want her dead...

A phenomenally popular vampire romance sequence - now showing on ITV2 - from the best selling author of Night World, L. J. Smith.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Christopher Pike is the pseudonym of Kevin McFadden. He was born in New York, but grew up in Los Angeles, where he lives to this day. Prior to becoming a writer he worked in a factory, painted houses and programmed computers. His hobbies include astronomy, meditating, running and making sure his books are prominently displayed in his local bookshop!

As well as being a bestselling teen horror and thriller writer, he is also the author of numerous titles for adults. Other well-known works include: `The Last Vampire` series and the `Remember Me` series.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan Appleby on 2 Nov. 2012
Format: Paperback
I started reading the first book and had fallen in love with Alisa by the time i had finished the first chapter.I find her character to be very inspiring and deep. Alisa/Sita is a 5000 year old vampire, sometimes you forget that she looks like an 18 year old the way she is protraid in the book. She is extremely powerful and yet gets her ass handed to her on a number of occasions too. It is interesting when Pike gives her so many flaws, showing just how vulnerable she can be regardless of her age and power.

i love how deep her character is writen.no matter how loving or cruel she is I have alwasys found myself cheering her on. She is the "oldest living creature on earth" and still can seem as lost as any human. I am very fond of the style of writing and the story is bad ass too.

I just love these books all around. 5 Stars straight up. oh and by the way i am not a teenager, i am 32 years old and would still enjoy reading them to this day.

These first two books are a great start to the series and i would recommend this book if you are into vampires in a different light. If you decide you dont like who she is then dont bother with the rest of the books. If you do, you are in for a treat, there are up to 8 of these books and I find them all fantastic.
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The plethora of films and literature show that there is a continuing fascination with all things vampiric. There are several in the canon that brilliantly delve into the quandry of just what is to be an immortal killer, Anne Rice (gothic and moody), Ray Garland (cheap and seedy), Glen Duncan (ultraviolent and just plain baaaaad). And then there is this skidmark on the underpants of horror literature. You know that old trope about how a million monkeys with typewriters could produce Shakesphere if given enough time? Well, this was obviously the first draft...no proof reading either. So where to begin in describing it's utter banality and craptitude?

Firstly what stands out is how badly written this book is. The prose is like something out of a reading primer for 10 year olds and littered throughout with monotonous declaratory sentences, this being a typical excerpt:

"I leave the house and drive in my Ferrari to Seymour's place. It is not that late--ten o'clock. I do not want to meet his parents. They might suspect I have come to corrupt their beloved son. I go around the back and see Seymour through his bedroom window, writing on his computer. I scratch on his window with my hard nails and give him a scare. He comes over to investigate, however. He is delighted to see me. He opens the window and I climb inside. Contrary to popular opinion, I could have climbed in without being invited."

The characterisation is none existant, with a lead character that though 5,000 years old, has the self-absorption of a badly brought up 16 year old. "I am smokin' hot", "I am awesome in bed", "I can seduce anyone" and on and on..

This is where I have a major issue.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Melville on 10 July 2010
Format: Paperback
Alisa is a 5000 year old vampire and believes she is the last, hence the title. It is something of a shock to her to then discover she is not only being investigated but also persued by her creator. She believed him dead and had lived out her life making sure that what happened to her wasn't repeated. She is a killer with a strike first, ask questions later attitude as it has kept her alive all these years but then she meets a young man who reminds her of her husband and the life she lost before she was turned. The rediscovery of her love and faith (she is a follower of Krishna) forces her to re-evaluate all that she has done and find other ways to achieve the same end - the safety of the human race and keeping her true identity a secret.
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By A Customer on 10 May 1999
Format: Paperback
Meet the 5,ooo year old vampire called Sita, Christopher Pike makes you believe and feel for her. Someone is stalking her, someone from the past and this person wants her dead, the supense in this book is incredible it keeps you on the edge of your seat cause you don't know what the character will do next. Sita is a great character both evil and kind .The endding of the book is fasinating but also heart-warming so i won't spoil it for you. The Last Vampire is one of the best books with suspense,action and fear all combined. I recommend this book to everyone!
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I have read this book many times. Each time, i felt the same excitement, the longing and the presence of Alisa. Her character makes you doubt what you thought was reality. She isn't just a part of fiction, she is real and keeps you longing and wishing that her story was true, that the world is not as dull as it seems. The book turns your boring everyday Sunday into an adventure with a young woman who isn't the harmless teenager she seems to be, but an aged vampire who strives to become a human only to realize that to do so is to condemn the rest of the world.
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By A Customer on 27 Nov. 1999
Format: Paperback
Once I read the first one I wanted then next straight away. I've read each one and thoroughly enjoyed them all. For anyone who wants to read a Christopher Pike book (or a few) then find out pick up The Last Vampire, you won't want to put it down! I hadn't read a single book about vampires before this but now I'm hooked. With such excellent characters and plot it is clear that Pike is a fantastic writer who holds your attention the whole time.
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