There are reasons we fear the night. Now he's trying to stop them.
Three months have passed since the fateful encounter in New York City that ended with the disappearance of Bill Ryder - gamer, geek, and legendary vampire. Now he's back - reawakened halfway across the globe with no allies, clothing, or clue as to how he got there. The only thing he's certain of is that his captors plan to use him for their own nefarious ends and don't care how much blood they spill in the process.
Escape might be the least of his worries, though. Civilization teeters on the brink of chaos. Mythical beasts, once thought the stuff of fantasy, are breaking through the veil, intent on waging war against mankind. At their forefront stands an ancient evil, the last remnant of a people thought long dead, and it's about to cut a swath of destruction through the world not seen since biblical times.
Bill's only chance is to reclaim his life, reconcile with his friends, and muster every bit of attitude he can - because if he fails, Hell on Earth will become far more than just a corny saying.
©2014 Rick Gualtieri (P)2014 Rick Gualtieri
I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.
This is the 5th book in the Tome of Bill series. Getting right to the point, if you liked the previous books in this series you will like this one as well. If you did not like the previous books then why the heck have you continued this far into the series?
The story is interesting and the humor is good. There is a bit of character development but not too much which is good as this series is supposed to be light and I'd hate to lose the fun and humor as the series progresses. Some of the character actions don't make great sense, then again stupid actions are Bill's trademark.
Really I would have given this book 4 stars except that the conclusion of the story is sort of weak and it really is more of a setup for later stories than a true stand alone novel. I hate stories that are left hanging. It's one thing to have a meta-plot but quite another to leave the reader feeling like the story was not adequately resolved.
The narrarator is good. He does one of the best smart-alec voices I have heard. He doesn't have the greatest range but his ability to bring out the humor more than makes up for other shortcomings. The problem with this one is the audio quality wasn't as good as the previous books. You could definitely could hear different volume levels as they switched tracks which is annoying and makes you turn your mp3 player up and down a good bit
Other than that this is another fun and enjoyable book in the series. I am looking forward to the next one, but definitely hope for a better ending to the next book..
I've really enjoyed the Bill the Vampire series so far but this book seemed to be just filler - it followed mostly the same formula but fell a bit flat.
Yes there were some new and fun moments but like some other reviews mentioned, this book was more transitional. I'm expecting something big in the next book - which I'll be starting this afternoon on the drive home.
Audio version for me is defiantly better than the printed version because the humor and comedy is performed perfectly by the narrator.
All of The Tome of Bill series, which includes Bill the Vampire, Scarey Dead Things, Mourning Woods, and Holier Than Thou. Rick Gualtieri also wrote Sunset Strip after Holier Than Thou but before Goddamned Freaky Monsters. Sunset Strip is a book about another character from the series named Sally, and what happens to her during that time, plus her back story.
I've only listened to Fetherolf as Bill the Vampire (and the other books in the series). Each one is awesome and he does an amazing job. He is very talented as this narrator and I am very picky with narrators, so I'm interested to listen to some of his other narrations.
This book made me laugh constantly! But I always do with Rick Gualtieri's stories!
I have many books in my audible library, and I have never written a single review or comment until today. I am very picky, especially with narrator's. After going through my library, I have decided to review only my absolute favorite books and the best narrator's. This book and entire series is one of the few that I can say is AWESOME!
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