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- Language: English
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This is the third story in the Master of Whitehall series. I really enjoyed it!
Dale is a very likable character. He is a thirty-five year old vampire in a sixteen year old's body. I liked him a lot. He has not had an easy life, and when he meets Charlotte Ann, James and Katelyn, he was depressed and lonely. This is his story.
I have been looking forward to reading Dale's story, as I found his character to be most intriguing. I really felt for this character, because his life had been irrevocably changed by a selfish vampire who wanted a companion. The story ventures into Dale's past and gives the reader a better understanding of this young man. I liked him when I first met him in the first book, but fell in love with him in this one. He is quite charming, but can be extremely deadly to his prey. Charlotte Ann has a calming influence on him, and gives him a sense of love and security. She is a patient teacher and lover; Dale blossoms under her tutelage. James and Katelyn, and later Lexi, gives him a sense of family.
I actually enjoyed this story more than the previous two. Perhaps it's because the author is more at ease writing from the male point of view, rather than the female one. There is no gushing dialogue, which made this book a pleasure to read. In fact, I think the story flowed better because of the more straight forward dialogue. Dale may look like a teenager, but he has a maturity about him, not only because of his age, but because of his experiences. There are a few twists in the story, and a surprise (which I kind of guessed at before it happened), but this just kept me hooked from beginning to end. The story ended on a happy note, which left me feeling pleased for Dale, as he deserved a little happiness.
Rick Veal has written an intriguing series of love, friendship and emotional growth. His characters are lifelike and likable. His writing style has improved a lot. The flow of the story was much better, and this kept me turning the pages. I do not know if there will be any more books in this series, but even if there are not, I would definitely read more of this authors work in the future.
There are some scenes of a sensual nature that are a little on the hot side (although not as explicit as some books I have read), so I do not recommend this book for younger readers. I do, however, recommend this book (and series) if you love paranormal romances with sexy vampires or immortal beings. - Lynn Worton
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Very well done and very well written book. Characters and supporting cast are wonderfully written with nuances and each character is well defined.
Plot is very nice. Some of the story is Dale recounting how he came to be this way but it reads very well. I fell a little in love with Dale and I rejoiced with him when he realized he had finally found a home and people who cared about him. I felt the loneliness and horror of his early years and his relief when he was found by people who cared.
I don’t want to give away too much of the plot, except that it is a wonderful story. Nobody writes immortal creatures like Rick Veal. I felt hopeful and teary eyed in a good way after reading this excellent book.
I give it a full five stars and recommend it to readers of vampire and supernatural stories.
Dale’s Descent is a fascinating story of a lost boy who finds his way. Dale speaks to you, the reader, drawing you into his tale of sorrow and unbelief. He leads you on a journey from innocent childhood to a mature and strong immortal. Dale’s story is anything but a typical vampire story. After a life of hardship and heartache, filled with sadness, Dale’s story comes together with a completely unforeseen and unexpected event. Dale’s Descent is a classic love story in which the characters just happen to be vampires. An absolute ‘must read’ for anyone who loves a good romance.
Growing up in a small mini town in Pennsylvania with his parents and two sisters, Dale has his life all mapped out. He has met the love of his life, Becky, and plans to marry and start a family with her.
Until all his plans are ruined the night of his sixteenth birthday when a vampire named Charles takes his life and turns him into a vampire as well. Charles refuses to answer any questions Dale has about their kind and after years together, Charles destroys himself in a fire.
Feeling hopeless, Dale moves from place to place looking for others of his kind to destroy him or to finally destroy himself. Enter Charlotte Ann, James and Katelyn, who take Dale under their wing and show him that he can have a normal life even if he is somewhat different. That he is not a monster.
Another awesome installment in the Master of Whitehall series! Beautifully written and told in an old fashioned kind of way, Mr. Veal's characters are as always, chivalrous and kind but deadly as well. This is one of my favorite vampire series. It is well written and flows nicely. I really love how all the characters tie in with each other. Well done!