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Vampire Apocalypse: A World Torn Asunder (Vampire Apocalypse Book 1) by [Gunn, Derek]
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"...one of the best debut novels it has ever been my pleasure to read..... an incredibly original piece of fiction " -- Horror-web (US)

"Gunn's novel is loads of fun...." -- Horrorlibrary (US)

"it is solid storytelling, written with gusto, fast paced and fun ...kick back and let the action flow over you"
-- Whispers of Wickedness (UK)

"...the book is a page turner, and a pretty fun one at that"
-- Creature Corner (US)

"This is the book that takes Vampires and turns them into a Summer Blockbuster....If you want horror that is laced with action then go no further" -- Gorezone, the No. 1 Horror magazine in the UK, issue 24, October 2007

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My debut novel has made a big impact with reviewers and the FILM/TV rights were snapped up by a Hollywood producer and is currently being developed "simultaneously as a movie and TV series", FANGORIA

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2849 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Permuted Press; 2 edition (4 Jan. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0032UY4SO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #390,795 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Having read one of this author's stories in an anthology I couldn't believe it when I got this, his first novel. All I can say is,This extraordinary novel must be read lying down!! Read it anywhere else and you risk being knocked over by its amazing, gripping, story of resistance in the face of awful, overwhelming odds. Or you will be so on the edge of your seat that any one of the plot's many twists and surprises will send you over the edge. The characters are well drawn and there are some of the best vampire descriptions I've ever read.

Gunn manages to convey the terror of the situation and the blood, sweat and tears of his heroes with some fine, gritty writing. It's good to read a great story that's well-written, not at all clotted with cliche. In fact, the descriptions of action and the inner life of the hero are so well done and the world of the novel is so vivid that it creates a virtual universe in the mind. And if you thought you knew every way to stop a vampire...think again. At some points I felt my heart going a bit too fast and tried reading it with my hands over my eyes. It's that good.

And, a true sign of a great book, reading it a second time is just as good. Buy it, treasure it and mark my words - watch this writer.
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Derek Gunn's debut novel combines all that is best about post apocalyptic unity with the drama and action of an all-guns-blazing war movie.

The novel opens with police investigating what seem to be ritualistic murders in smalltown America, but it's soon revealed that a coven of vampires are responsible for these murders and they have struck in co-ordinated attacks all over the country. The humans, caught off-guard, don't stand a chance. They're given a choice: become thralls - slaves who do the vampires day-work, or die.

We then jump ahead two years. The vampires have won and humanity is enslaved in walled cities like cattle, and dosed with a serum to keep them docile and not thinking too much, but in these two years a small rebellion has also sprung up.

The lines are clearly drawn in this novel. We don't empathise with the vampires, instead we cheer on the humans as their small victories become larger. It comes down to that old brain versus brawn struggle and while the vampires are super-strong and mercilessly vicious, the humans set about exploiting the kinks in their armour. Even the science behind the stake in the heart is explained, as the humans use every advantage they can get.

As in a real war, the action rarely lets up in this book and the battles are described in detail and at breakneck pace. The humans have some very inventive and original ways of seeing off their oppressors - no easy task when you consider how many ways books, movies and seven seasons of Buffy have already found to kill vampires. I hear the sequel will be out soon and I can't wait to see where these characters go next.

The book ends on a hopeful note. With the first major battle won it proves that mankind isn't going down without a fight.
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I really enjoyed this book, great original concept, fast paced and vampires being vampires - not romantic loving and mis-understood!!! yes some more character developement would have been nice However, I feel that this was done to keep the pace of the book fast and action packed rather than laziness on the authors part. There were some great concepts and it kept you reading until the last page. I will definately be reading the next one.
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I`m not one to write reveiws usually, but after reading this in one sitting and being completely gripped, I felt the need to share how good I found the book.

I normally read paranormal books,but I had grown bored with all the wishy washy vampires and was lookin for a book where vampires were well you know vampires. This book doesnt disappoint the vampires are to be reviled and you can't help but root for the humans.

The book is in parts a tad predictable but all in all it's well worth a read, especially if you like your vampires to be blood thirsty and evil.
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The story opens in a small town, where a local Sheriff investigates gruesome murders. He soon finds that it is vampires that are doing the killing.The people are given a choice, either become their thralls or die. The sheriff is shocked to see people he has known all his life go over to the vampire side and leave the rest who would rather fight to the death, without a backward glance.

A few years later Humans are drugged into complacency and feel nothing while they go about their daily lives under the watch of the vampire thralls. But a small group of humans are no longer drugged and start to fight back. Starts off with small fights and soon leads to bigger battles.
It is soon found out by the humans, that the longer people are on this drug they will die anyway, with out the vampires killing them.

There are a few main characters that stand out above the rest, but a few others are important to the telling of the story too. Humanity will not stay down for long and the way the story unfolds reveals this.

The book ends well and finished but you known there is going to be more. I loved the story, I even liked how it was told and will read the next instalment of this triology. A debut novel that is well worth the price and well worth a read.
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