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A must read for vampire fans,
This review is from: Fevre Dream (Fantasy Masterworks 13) (Paperback)I'm not a huge fantasy fan, I read horror and I've always been a vampire fan. I heard of George r.r. Martin after Game of thrones and then starting to read the books. Once I realised he'd written a vampire novel I had to read it.
I really enjoyed it. It's original (a few interesting differences to the vampires regarding their history etc not far fetched but well thought of). The characters are vivid and intriguing. If you want a vampire romance look away now this book is proper vampires. Demon vampires who prey on humans, it's original in being set on a steamboat in New Orleans. I won't say too much and spoil it.
It's not really a horror but there are moments- horror/fantasy/ it's own genre. It's unpredictable- a common thing for this author- you don't have a clue what's going to happen next and you don't really want the story to end.
The blurb/ book description doesn't do the book justice. Marsh discovers Joshua York is a vampire but that's not it. If I say anything else I will ruin the story but there is a lot more to it than that, that bit is a tiny portion of the book. The rest is part steamboat information, part york's history and the rest is.. well, read it. If you're a vampire fan missing the old style (non romantic) vampires read it and love it. When I say old stay don't worry this goes beyond the old Nosferatu Dracula type vampires. So if you're sick of old dracula vampires and sick of lovesick vampires this is for you.