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Top Customer Reviews
There are two women in Light’s life. Ruby is a sexy Elizabethan red-head who elected Light into the Blood Life in the mid nineteenth century She remembers the Inquisition from the first time round and isn’t afraid to employ some of its methods. Kathy is a free-spirited singer from Yorkshire who has escaped to 1960’s swinging London and is enjoying life to the full. From the docks of Victorian London to the vibrant life of Carnaby Street, the sensuous settings provide the perfect backdrop to the colourful characters.
The story opens in the present day when Kathy, now an old woman, is dying from dementia. Light tells her their story in an effort to help her remember. He also admits to things that he’s never told anyone before. The themes of the book are love, memory and redemption. The story explores deep human emotions with insight and wry observation.
What makes this book so exceptional is the quality of the writing. The story is narrated in the first-person by Light. Rosemary Johns has created a voice for him that effortlessly blends the colloquial with the literary and the poignant. The author handles voices particularly well. Ruby, being Elizabethan, occasionally uses words like “prithee” whilst Kathy’s father talks in a strong Yorkshire dialect as if he’d just stepped out of the pages of The Secret Garden.
The pacing is also spot on.Read more ›
Title: Blood Dragons
Author: Rosemary A Johns
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 27
Writing Style: 10/10
Of the 27 readers:
26 would read another book by this author.
27 thought the cover was good or excellent.
23 thought the author worked well with speech to develop the characters.
17 thought the setting was vital to the success of the story.
27 thought the ending was powerful and well-plotted.
27 thought the author knew her characters very well.
27 thought the author understood the ‘vampire genre’ well.
‘I do enjoy a good vampire story so this was right up my street. And, I must say, it’s fantastic. The characters, particularly Light, are memorable, and the plot is complex, interesting and ends with a bang. Loved it!’ Female reader, aged 24
Light’s a pretty nasty customer, but I liked him anyway. Girls love ‘bad boys’.’ Female reader, aged 42
‘The best part of this vampire saga is the unexpected twists. Every time I thought I knew what would happen next…it didn’t.’ Male reader, aged 26
‘Any Twilight fan will love this. Amazing cover too.’ Female reader, aged 29
‘There’s superb depth to this vampire novel. The author knows her characters so well, particularly Light. It must have taken a huge amount of week to plot such a complicated vampire life. Plenty of pace with plenty in there for any vampire-lover.’ Female reader, aged 32
‘Superb in every way! A SILVER MEDAL WINNER and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am consumed by Rosemary's dual world- that which we know (First Life) and that which is myth (Blood Life). Read morePublished 10 days ago by Hannah May
I loved this. I've read both her books and I adored them both. I can't wait for the third one to come out! Hurry up Rosemary and get it done. I want to know what happens to Light!Published 4 months ago by P. Hughes
A unique book told from the point of view of a vampire addressing his dying wife, whilst looking back on the drama they’ve left behind. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chanatkins
You were my blood. Inside me. My Soul. You had me at VAMPIRE!! Now I confess to being drawn to this book for 2 reasons - vampires and VAMPIRES!! Okay, and that GORGEOUS cover! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cherri-Anne Boitson
I've not read much in the way of fantasy but I like thrillers and some romance and so thought I would give this new series a whirl. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I don't usually leave reviews for books, as not being a published author myself, I feel it a bit rude to be critiquing works by those that are clearly more talented in the writing... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Hazel W.
Great book but why is it in teen fiction?
Set in the 60s this is a romantic thriller that happens to have vampires in it, and definitely is for grown ups. Read more
An excellent first fantasy novel to read from Rosemary Johns. I am not a fantasy reader and so was pleased to find the story punchy, well written and fast paced. Read morePublished 9 months ago by J J DENNETT
I have been provided a free copy of this book to read and give an honest review.
The genre of writing is not my normal sort and book and I thought I may struggle with the way... Read more
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