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What went wrong?
on 23 November 2004
First off, let me say I am a fan of Simon Clark. I thought the 1st novel, set in and around Leppington, was one of the best vampire novels to be written since Salem's Lot and I am Legend.
However, Simon here seems not to know what to do with some of his cast. Bernice's charachter, for example, is simply wasted, doing pretty much nothing throughout the whole of the book until the - wait for it - climactic battle. And the vampires (well, most of them) simply dissolve/waste away when all (for them) is lost. Quite handy that - kill the leader and they all simply can't be bothered to take over the world.
On the plus side, Clark is writing more stories set in the same universe. Better luck next time.