I stumbled across this book and am amazed that I had not heard of it before. Mr Knight successfully blends the military novel with some basic Vampire culture to create an innovative and captivating story.
Although this novel will likely not satisfy someone looking for a hard core Vampire novel, it is a good read/listen. I have already purchased the second in the series and am glad I did.
Additionally, the narration is fantastic. There is a wide range of accents and voices and it is a pleasure to listen to. Although, I often turn off my ipod with a bit of a southern drawl :)
While this will likely never be on the top of my favorites list, it is a solid novel with well developed characters. The story line blends a classic Conan-type genre with a bit of the dry sense of humor you can find in the more serious parts of a Terry Pratchett novel.
I will likely get the second book in the near future...
Originally one of my favorite series of books, Laurell has basically converted the vampire novel to a simple romance novel. The majority of the book discusses the feelings between Anita and Jason; and there is little to no plot development of the story line in general or the book itself. Regrettably, this will probably be my last purchase of one of her novels as the subject matter they were originally about has been left long by the way side...
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