- Mass Market Paperback: 339 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey Books; First Printing edition (24 Jun. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345501047
- ISBN-13: 978-0345501042
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.4 x 17.6 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,189,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Last Vampire (Annals of Alchemy and Blood) Mass Market Paperback – 24 Jun 2008
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About the Author
Patricia Rosemoor writes about dangerous love-she's the author of more than fifty paranormal thrillers and novels of romantic suspense. She has won a Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America, and Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times Book Club. In her other life, she teaches in the fiction writing department of Columbia College Chicago.
After years as an award-winning advertising copywriter, Marc Paoletti decided to focus his energy and passion on fiction of a different sort. He is the author of Scorch, a novel that draws upon his experience as a Hollywood special-effects pyrotechnician, and his short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies. He was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He loves his family, horror movies, and apple pie. A native of Detroit, he now lives in Chicago.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I have to say I think the other reviewers must be members of the authors family to have rated this so highly.
I have never given a bad review on a book before, but this one was so awful I figured I better warn the next unsuspecting vampire enthusiast.
First off, if you like movies of the type like the Evil Dead, or that Paris Hilton movie House of Wax, then perhaps you will like this book. It contains every cliche and gratuitous sex scene that your grade double Z horror flick does. It has no plot, every character has a back story you must read in detail concerning their troubled past, and there is a cliff hanger at the end so you need to buy the next book in the series.
I love vampire novels, I love horror novels, and I am not above reading a campy one when it doesn't take itself too seriously. This is none of those. It is a military special ops-witch craft-romance-dysfunctional family so I turned into the evil church fighting vampire, novel. It was so bad that if it was a movie people would be throwing stuff at the screen( and not in a good Rocky Horror way either).
It was a waste of $7.99 and it will be a waste of a dollar when it is on the $1.00 book table.
If you are a romance reader that enjoys strong alpha males you will probably feel somewhat cheated like me. If everyone one on your team tells you not to do something and your commander warns you and you still do it over and over again...resulting in more problems (which I just knew were going to happen) because he wouldn't listen... Well, instead of making Scott look compassionate it just made him look dumb, not what you would expect in a no-nonsense military leader. Most of the book I was really frustrated with his character and wanted to smack him on the head and say,"Wake up, smell the coffee." I did enjoy the rest of the book, eventhough some things are left unresolved (probably for the next book) but because Scott was pretty much the main character I could not give the book a higher rating.
However the egotistical generals and their even more pompous know it all civilian leaders ignore the science as the facts get in the way. They do not comprehend that the mummy is dormant, but alive; held in stasis by an insane priest's incantations. They soon learn it's alive when a voodoo priestess purposely and Leah Maguire accidentally awakened it.
In New Mexico Special Ops Captain super soldier (from the mummy's touch) Scott Boulder and Team Ultra are assigned to stop the amoral last vampire; as now everyone knows the mummy is a blood sucking shark. Leah joins his team.
THE LAST VAMPIRE is a dark somewhat gory supernatural thriller. The vampire is humanized by his life over five hundred years ago although in the present he is an amoral feeding machine who hungers for blood and is not per say an evil creature; thus he is even more dangerous to humanity. The key to the tale is the romantic subplot between Scott and Leah provides a flicker of hope in a gloomy situation, but the authors cleverly keep that low keyed and muted as the war against THE LAST VAMPIRE takes precedence.
Definitely not the best book ever and certainly not the worst.