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Aleron: Book One of Strigoi Series

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  66 ratings  ·  30 reviews
When Aleron accepts the gift of immortality from queen vampire Mynea, a blasphemy is born—to mankind and vampires alike. Having gone against the ancient creed forbidding the creation of male vampires, Mynea must hide Aleron for centuries, concealing him from the reigning vampire, Vlad, and his clan.

As Aleron adapts to his unusual limitations, astonishing new abilities, and
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Greenleaf Book Group Press (first published April 12th 2011)
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Have you ever said to yourself, I wish someone would combine the work of Anne Rice and Bram Stoker but take out all of exciting stuff? If the answer is no than skip this book. Don’t get me wrong this book has a lot of potential, and I read the entire thing just waiting for it to get good. In this universe it takes a Vampire 11 nights to turn. They aren’t actually dead, although most of their “useless” organs seep out of their bodies during the turn (this is not explained). Aleron and the other V ...more
Jason Richards
Kane takes the reader on an incredible journey in Aleron; into the mind of a vampire revealing his inner most thoughts and desires. Like the curator of a museum describing the details of a masterpiece, Kane brings to immortal life his character Aleron, a young man seduced into the role of becoming a vampire, along with his lovers Mynea and Pandora, and their bloodline creator Vlad. With words used to paint an imaginary picture, each stroke of Kane's sentences create artfully precise descriptions ...more
Between the Bind
3.5 Stars from Between the Bind

Aleron was very well-written with unique vampire lore and ideas that fascinated. And while I was reveling in said characteristics, this book really felt like a stand alone novel to me. I don't really have any interest in reading the next 4 books in the Strigoi series and because of that, I would have to give it a 3.5.

With a tone and writing style compared to the infamous Anne Rice, I believe that Kane's vampire memoir remains unique because of several elements. Som
My review:

This is the story of a man once human named Aleron. Camilia and Aknon had Aleron the seventh day of January in 1791 in the Greco-Roman city of Alexandria, Egypt; his father was an artisan and his mother and sister Shani devoted their lives to religion. Aleron was no normal boy for he understood the science and the mathematics, but the thing he most loved it was history, and because of history his lived change faster. It was March 22, 1817 just leaving the library for a walk to al-Monta
Joshua Burns
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Intoxicating. Absolutely intoxicating. One can get hung up on the spotty ending or the petty crime-fighting subplot but that is to miss the confidence and hypnotic tone of Aleron's authorial voice.

The book makes me wish everything was written by an immortal, so capable of eliding time when fitting and giving us the gruesome details (they get quite gruesome) when we want them.

However long Aleron has been alive it has not sated his ability to conjure the sensuality of bloo
I received this book as a giveaway on Goodreads. I have to say I was sceptical due to some of the reviews I read, but to my absolute delight I loved it! Aleron is a new and fresh take on the world of vampires. There is romanticism and passion, but Kane also shows us the savage side of being a vampire. There were moments in the book where I said, "eww!" But I liked that it didn't romanticize the beastly side of vampires. While I was reading this book, I was able effectively visualize each charact ...more
Poorly written. i did not finish it.
Kane’s debut novel chronicles Aleron’s life as a mortal, his death and his rebirth as an immortal creature of the night. Told in a style similar to Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, the story reads very much like a vampire’s memoir.

Like most novels written by first time self-published authors, Aleron starts off a bit rocky but improves significantly with each chapter. The first half of the book was a quite tedious and dry at times, it read like a history book and was difficult to get through. But
Aleron's world is set in the1700s/1800s in African, west-Asian, and Eastern European cities. So, we're right in the heart of vampire lore which would seem obvious since Vlad's involved. But you never really feel like you're in the past throughout this novel. We're just in a world of vampirism set from a male perspective (which I don't get to see a whole lot of).

Mynea is a mysterious queen. And she creates an interesting male vampire called Aleron. I thought the dynamic between the two at the beg
Dennis De Rose
Aleron must cope with a timeless existence, seeing those he loves suffer the fate of mortality, while he remains cursed with eternal life. What if your immortal origin, as well as others of your kind, were hidden from you by the one you loved most; the one who gave you a life of darkness and a lust for the sweetest nectar? These dilemmas and more face Aleron, but he must first learn to live, to survive, and, most of all, to feed. Seduced by the alluring vampire, Mynea, Aleron learns what it trul ...more
Flat, disenchanting, one-dimensional, dry, somewhat like an Olde English Lit professor thoroughly in love with the sound of their own voice...I was bored. That's the most polite way to put it. Bored.

The author is very pleased with himself, trying to weave an elaborate silken tapestry of verbiage, drunk on his own word count. However, what should be an elegant foray into what is means to be vampire, (excuse me, Vampyre), only ends up being a long trek over needlessly convoluted descriptions of ev
Here's the scoop - first off I have to say that I was incredibly lucky to be chosen as one of the winners of the give-away (THANK YOU!!). And imagine my surprise when a package arrived that contained not only the book (with a personal autograph on the title page no less!), but also a lovely little promo bookmark, a great T-shirt, and my favorite was the message on a rolled scroll, complete with a wax imprint of Kane's seal :-) The entire promo-package was creative and fun - and a lovely and unex ...more
DNF (126 pages out of 244). Didn't work out for me. Will post a short review at a later date.

Edit: The cover is what originally pulled me in on this one. Complete cover lust. It's beautiful. Then the blurb. And the fact it's called "Strigoi" series. If you didn't know, I'm a huge Vampire Academy fan, and this is where I first learned of the Strigoi legend. A lot of people might mistakingly say that the author is trying to 'steal' Richelle Mead's mythos, but the fact of the matter is Richelle Me
I wish Goodreads would let you do half stars. This one was more like 2.5 for me.

Aleron is the debut novel by Kane. The book reads like a history novel. You definitely get a sense of the time and region in which the book takes place. It is the story of Aleron and his journey as he adapts to being turned into a vampire. Throughout his journey, he shares his innermost thoughts with the reader. We see his struggle to leave his mortal life and family behind. He becomes a powerful vampire, but retain
I didn't quite know what to make of this story when I met the author at the Decatuer Book Fair. He was high energy and telling of the travel and research he put into this book. He was marketing the book that vampires are real. I wanted to know more details. But, he only told enough to get you hooked. I read it and, it was hard to put down. I hope the rest of the series goes into the history he researched in vivid detail.

He is a great story teller. It is well written and I got lost in the story.
Douglas Boren
It is always nice to come across a book that exceeds your expectations. Aleron is a vampire story that all other vampire stories should try to emulate. Beautifully written, always engaging, appropriately gruesome,colorful in exquisite description, and thrilling to the last page.

Never have I seen such detail and enormity of an entire culture...nay, race of the undead. Despite the foulness of their existance, you can't help but be drawn in to their dark world. With a cliff hanger ending that only
Maria Ray
I was fortunate enough to receive this book in a giveaway. Thank you!

The tale of Aleron is both poignant and intriguing. As with most new authors, the story was a bit awkward in the beginning - but once we moved past the beginning I couldn't put it down.
This book reminds me of Anne Rice's vampire chronicles. This is not a typical romance filled vampy story - it's aptly labeled in the Horror genre (and for good reason).

Look forward to reading the next books in the Strigio Series. If you're loo
Cole Mcclain
I'm only into Chapter 9 right now in the book, and I'm really liking "Aleron" so far. There's a great sense of passion between Aleron and is creator and queen, Mynea. She love him but, Mynea is keeping things from Aleron too. Despite what she's taught him about picking who he wants to feed on, you can see that Aleron, while a monster, is one with a good far... he's only feed off of criminials like murders, rapists, and those that would try ( and I do mean "try") to bring harm towards ...more
Atl Bookwork
ALthough I am not a big fan of this type of writing I thoroughly enjoyed Aleron. Very well written I must admit, this novel kept my attention and continued to give me that desire for more of the story. When I found myself saying "I wonder what Mynea is up to" I know this book had my attention. I have recomended this read to several friends. It almost puts you in the mindframe of Tananarive Due and her wonderful work. I was very impressed with the storyline and the writers ability to approach a v ...more
Gale Stanley
I was lucky enough to win a copy of ALERON in a giveaway. Being a big fan of vampires, I was anxious to read Kane's debut novel and I wasn't disappointed. The book reminds me of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, but the author has his own stunning and unique take on the world of the vampire. Aleron's story begins in 1791 with his mortal life. The pace is a bit slow at the start but soon picks up and I was enthralled. Kane brings the undead to life with his characterization. And his historical deta ...more
Jennifer Bielman (Bad Bird Reads)
I read about 10% of this book and had to give up. The writing style was not for me at all. It felt awkward and forced. I did not finish this book, so who knows, it might have gotten better, but to me it wasn't worth finishing if I couldn't stand the writing style. There was only a little dialogue, the rest was recapping this guy's life up until be became a vampire. BORING.
I won this book so I didn't know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised how good it was. It was easy to read and it got you hooked in straight away. I will definitely be reading the next one in the series.
Sew Elephant
“This new author has spun a tale of fangs so enthralling that it rates with the likes of Anne Rice and Stephen King. Good reading. Good storyline. Interesting characters. This story will Eclipse all others”
Boy, this style of book is usually my thing, but I didn't like this one at all. I don't even know why I made myself finish it, but I guess I just kept hoping it was gonna get better. Not.
This book is interesting... it is boring and dry at times, yet I have trouble putting it down at the same time. I will wait until I finish it to give a final star rating.
Jul 11, 2012 Roseanne marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I am curious as to How "Kane" uses the mythology of Strigoi that has been made popular by Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series.
Ashley Millsaps
Aleron is the type of book for true vampire fans written of REAL vampires. Its Packed with action, blood and romance.
I'm intrigued by Kane's storytelling and interest in vampire culture.
love the cover,sounds great!!!!!!!!
Bibliophile Booklover
i need to read this. SERIOUSLY
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Finally a new vampire book for everyone! 1 6 Aug 24, 2011 04:17AM  
  • Freak
  • The Aslaric Vampire (Eternal Death, #1)
  • Redemption (Hearts of Stone, #1)
  • Shades of Temptation (SIG, #2)
  • Starved for Love (Lake City Stories, #1)
  • Vaempires: Revolution (The Evolutionary War #1)
  • Rogue's Pawn (Covenant of Thorns, #1)
  • Ink
  • Prodigal Son (Truth Seers, #1)
  • The Last Archangel
  • Heart of the Dragon's Realm
  • Glory
  • Death's Daughter (Realm Walker, #2)
  • Darkest Knight (Knight's Curse #2)
  • Blessed by a Demon’s Mark (Kat Redding, #3)
  • Nobody's Angel (Earth Angels, #1)
  • Renegade (The Protectors, #1)
  • Lost in Shadow (Shadow Walkers, #1)
From fantastical creatures and superheroes to Greek mythology and the undead, the fantasy world has captivated Kane since he was a young boy. He began telling his own stories through illustrations before he discovered his love and talent for writing. Kane has always enjoyed conducting the research for his stories, and he even convinced his middle-school classmates to spend 10 minutes in the dark i ...more
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