- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1230 KB
- Print Length: 140 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00G3LBZ1I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #936,855 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Salutaris Kindle Edition
|Length: 140 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Top Customer Reviews
For one thing, unless I missed it somehow, the word vampire is never actually used! That the central character is a vampire is something that is inferred, implied, suggested - but not actually said.
And in fact there is a great deal in the story that is not actually spelled out It has a mystical atmosphere: things happen which aren't quite explained, characters appear who may be more than they seem. If this leaves the reader feeling slightly bemused, then all the better to identify with the main character, who is himself struggling to understand what is happening to him.
John Hance is a brilliantly conceived character. A musician, a teacher, a priest, he is spared the blood-lust of his nature by a quite ingenious means (that I will not spoil the surprise of by revealing!) Tormented by pain and wracked with guilt over events that took place two hundred years ago, he finds solace only in his music. Until Emmy comes into his life, and things begin to change.
The details of that change I'll leave to you to find out! I'll simply say that it seemed to me that this was not a story about vampires at all but about human beings: about their how the past can cripple us, and about how redemption can find us. And it is one of the most marvelously conceived and beautifully written stories I have read.
Started reading it last night, and have just finished it today. If you don't own a kindle, download an app for pc, mac or smartphone or nag until the author does a paperback.
Move over Anne Rice. There's a new girl on the block.