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Tail of the Devil (The Mathias Saga Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Danielle DeVor
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

If Mathias thought being homeless sucked, being a vampire is worse. The vampires who transformed him believe he is the reincarnation of an ancient king. They expect him to quit swearing, use a napkin, and play by their weird,
ancient rules. Screw that.

But after the reigning queen assaults Mathias, he has visions of a past life in which he was that king. Turns out the current queen killed him then, and wants to kill him again. He’d better grow up fast, because if he doesn’t his second life may be shorter than his first.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 596 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Eirelander Publishing; 1 edition (25 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CJHO7D8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #255,147 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Danielle DeVor spent her early years fantasizing about vampires and watching "Salem's Lot" way too many times. After living briefly in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she moved back to her hometown to write. When not writing and reading about weird things, you will find her hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, enjoying a mocha frappuccino. Visit her at danielledevor.wordpress.com

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4.0 out of 5 stars Tail of the Devil 4 Feb. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This paranormal adventure about a 15-year-old homeless kid was an enjoyable read. Poor Mathias gets handed a shit lot in life after his parents die and he is adopted by his auntie - who unfortunately turns out to be crazy. After running away, the youngster ends up at death’s door before being saved by a vampire. The rest of the book focuses on Mathias coming to terms with what he now is, as well as his past.

I really enjoyed this story. Mathias, the main character, was not perfect and had a lot issues which made him interesting on a lot of levels. The story does well portraying his journey from changing from a suspicious, foul-mouthed, pained youth into a respectable, fully-functional member of the vampire fraternity.
Most of the story is set in a school for vampires, where they study and learn magic - a bit like Harry Potter, expect without all of the rubbish. That’s the only similarity between the two and then they part company - which I will give a thumbs up to.

Moving swiftly on, I think teenagers would really enjoy this book. The character is relatable (purely on a non-vampiric level) and the story flows well from one part to the next. I wish this book was out ten years ago when I was that age.

The book does get a little bogged down early on with its back story to Mathias’s previous life. For a while I got easily confused about what happened and what relevance it had to the characters in modern times. This could have been a bit tidier. I also felt the ending was a little rushed but other than that, this was a very interesting story which kept my attention all the way though.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tail of the devil 25 Jan. 2014
By james
Format:Kindle Edition
This is decent vampire ebook that I enjoyed more and more as the story progressed. Mathias is a young lad who got dealt a rough hand and wound up in the care of his evil aunt, so had to make his own way in the fantasy world that was well-painted by the author.
The characters were interesting enough and the storyline came together nicely so it is well worth a read if you are into vampire or other fantasy style stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Young Vampire hero 25 Oct. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
"Tail of the Devil" by Danielle DeVor is a well written Vampire Story about a 15 year old boy. Mathias Drvar has run away from his evil aunt who became his guardian after his parents dies in an accident.
Living on the streets of New York he occasionally earns money by doing odd job for a mysterious man named Nic. On one of those missions Mathias gets injured and awakes in the hands of Vlad Dracula.
This is where the fun begins, as Dracula hates being called by that name and the mighty Nosferatu prefers to be called Nossy. It turns out that Mathias is a distant relative and belongs to the Vampire lineage and will be taught how to be a Vampire and how to fight his enemies.
DeVor has created a very entertaining set of characters in this coming of age of a vampire tale. Mathias is a great if somewhat unlikely and often reluctant adolescent hero and his allies are equally colourful. With Mathias we learn more about the world of Vampires, Lilith the evil Queen and Mathias' s special role.
The use of language might keep it slightly out of bounds for the youngest of the younger audiences but although the tone is dark at times it always remains slightly light hearted.
Written with much love for the genre and attention to descriptive detail this is a wonderful Vampire story that has a great warm feel to it at times and then takes you into captivating scenes of action. For fans of the paranormal and supernatural this must be a feast with its own take on the Vampire myth.
Now that Mathias is established I hope this will become a series of books that will let us follow our young hero on further adventures.
Very well done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I grabbed the Devil's tail 4 July 2013
By tassy
Format:Kindle Edition
Tail of the Devil is the story of 15 year old Mathias Drvar as he reaches manhood in the most unexpected way. After the death of his parents, Mathias is sent to live with his monstrous aunt and her evil offspring. Mathias has no choice but to run away from that tortuous environment. He travels to New York and lives by his wits on the harsh streets.
After a gang related drive-by shooting, Mathias wakes up in a strange hospital ward, only it isn't a hospital, but a school for vampires. Here, he learns of his royal ancestry dating back hundreds of years and how to behave as a vampire.
Mathias is taught by Vlad Dracula and Nossy Nosferatu. They show him the way of the vampire and all its intricacies. Mathias is at first reluctant as street life is in hs veins, but that too is erased as he comes to terms with his cruel past. It is in the incredible flashbacks the reader learns of poor Mathias' hard upbringing at the hands of his mother - Lilith the Queen. Her evil knows no bounds.
As Mathias matures so he must face his greatest challenge - he must learn to fight as a vampire and do battle with the most powerful vampire of all.
This is an unexpected joy, a FIVE STAR YA tale of gore for all age groups. A must read for all vampire lovers everywhere.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  13 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars with power comes great responsibility 22 Aug. 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed meeting Mathias and watching him grow. I loved the other characters and their huge differences. I even loved the villain in this book. Over all the characters were well rounded and the plot was pretty good too. I loved the lead up and found it hard to put down once I got started. (Which angered my family as I was not able to go to bed until I finished it at about 7 O'clock in the morning lol). I would recommend this book to those that like vampire novels. It met my expectation of a good read and exceeded it in a few instance but you have to buy the book to understan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tail of the devil 25 Jan. 2014
By james - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This is decent vampire ebook that I enjoyed more and more as the story progressed. Mathias is a young lad who got dealt a rough hand and wound up in the care of his evil aunt, so had to make his own way in the fantasy world that was well-painted by the author.
The characters were interesting enough and the storyline came together nicely so it is well worth a read if you are into vampire or other fantasy style stories.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing new voice for the vampire genre 9 July 2013
By Tabatha L.Settle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
DeVor lends a fresh and edgy voice to the vampire genre. This book will captivate from the beginning and seize the mind of the reader until the end. The main character, Mathias, faces many trials and life changes. DeVor masterfully puts the reader into his head and allows the reader to empathize with Mathias as he goes through the challenges presented to him. I really enjoyed the brutal insight to life on the streets that initially defines Mathias and follows him into his transition. In this book, you will find characters from the vampire world that you may know. I like this element in that it gives these people a completely new view of personality for people such as Vlad Dracul. DeVor introduces new religious concepts in this book, which while this may be uncomfortable for some people, I found it intriguing and fresh. If you are considering this book, buy it, read it, enjoy it. You will not be disappointed.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I grabbed the Devil's tail 4 July 2013
By tassy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Tail of the Devil is the story of 15 year old Mathias Drvar as he reaches manhood in the most unexpected way. After the death of his parents, Mathias is sent to live with his monstrous aunt and her evil offspring. Mathias has no choice but to run away from that tortuous environment. He travels to New York and lives by his wits on the harsh streets.
After a gang related drive-by shooting, Mathias wakes up in a strange hospital ward, only it isn't a hospital, but a school for vampires. Here, he learns of his royal ancestry dating back hundreds of years and how to behave as a vampire.
Mathias is taught by Vlad Dracula and Nossy Nosferatu. They show him the way of the vampire and all its intricacies. Mathias is at first reluctant as street life is in hs veins, but that too is erased as he comes to terms with his cruel past. It is in the incredible flashbacks the reader learns of poor Mathias' hard upbringing at the hands of his mother - Lilith the Queen. Her evil knows no bounds.
As Mathias matures so he must face his greatest challenge - he must learn to fight as a vampire and do battle with the most powerful vampire of all.
This is an unexpected joy, a FIVE STAR YA tale of gore for all age groups. A must read for all vampire lovers everywhere.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 31 May 2013
By Jessica - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
After the death of his parents Mathias was left to live with his "evil" Aunt and her sadistic kids. When he found a chance he left and never looked back. He's been on the streets for a year and had to learn to be strong in order to survive. On the brink of starvation and on the way to get a job done he was ended up the victem of a hit and run. When he woke up he found himself in a hospital and was told that he could be a reincarnation of a very famous vampire warrior. A famous warrior who wasn't on good graces with the vampire queen. As you can guess she isnt happy that he's back around.

I really loved this book. At first it was pretty slow at first but then it speeds up. This book very easy and quick to read. I loved the different take of vampires in this book even if it took me sometime to warm up to. It's not the worst vampire I've ever heard of *Cough* Twilight glitter vamps *Cough*. The way things are for the vampires, him being in school and such reminded me of the Vampire Academy Series and the House of Night series both series that I love. If you love those series I'm pretty sure you're going to love this.

I loved that there was more then one point of view but I wished that they were more pronounced when switching because times I really get into the book or distracted and suddenly random character appears and I'm confused and backtrack. I loved that there was a bit of history/back story of past lives in there so I can understand, sympathize, and love the character even more, to root for him.

Such a fanstasic book! Highly recommend!
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