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The Red Dice (The Last Vampire #3)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  3,509 Ratings  ·  84 Reviews
Alisa and her partner, Joel, are vampires. But Joel is also an FBI agent, and someone inside the government has discovered their secret. The government wants their blood, to study it, to duplicate it. They send a massive manhunt after Alisa and Joel. But using skills and abilities developed over 5,000 years, Alisa manages to elude the hunt. Unfortunately Joel is caught, an ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 5th 1995 by Hodder Children's Books (first published May 1st 1995)
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Oct 30, 2015 Evelina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Είχα διαβάσει το πρώτο βιβλίο της σειράς "Δίψα" στα 15 μου και το μίσησα. Την εποχή που δέσποζε το 'λυκόφως' στο -ο Θεός να το κάνει λογοτεχνικό- είδος του φανταστικού,ένα βιβλίο με αδίστακτους βρικόλακες που οι κυνόδοντές τους στη σάρκα σου δεν ήταν σα χάδι τουλίπας,έμοιαζε χάσιμο χρόνου.
Δεν ξέρω τι άλλαξε μετά από πέντε χρόνια,πάντως σίγουρα όχι ο τρόπος γραφής και η ατμοσφαιρα που είχε δημιουργήσει ο Christopher Pike στα βιβλία του. Ό,τι κι αν μεσολάβησε όμως,χαίρομαι που το συγκεκριμένο βιβ
Mar 03, 2013 Nikoleta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Η τριλογια Διψα ηταν το ιδιο συναρπαστικη απο το πρωτο βιβλιο μεχρι και το τριτο. Σασπενς, δραση κ το κυριοτερο απρόβλεπτα γυρίσματα απο την αρχη μέχρι κ το τελος. Ο συγγραφεας δεν λυποταν να κατσαδιασει, βασανισει ακομα κ να σκοτωσει τους κυριους ηρωες, κατι που με αφηνε απνοη καθως διαβαζα τις γραμμες. Η ατμοσφαιρα τρομακτικη, μαγικη και αιματοβαμεμη ταυτόχρονα. Αμα ηταν ταινια θα ηταν κατι αναμεσα στο Underworld, το Ramayanam και το Kill Bill Υπεροχο!
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Είναι από τις λίγες φορές που δεν χρειάζεται να περιμένω 'αιώνες' προκειμένου να διαβάσω την συνέχεια μια ιστορίας. Ευτυχώς ο Πατάκης, φρόντισε η σειρά "Δίψα" να κυκλοφορήσει τα τρία πρώτα της βιβλία με διαφορά ενός μόλις μήνα, γεγονός που ως αναγνώστη, κάνει την ζωή μου πιο εύκολη. Μην ξεχνάμε άλλωστε πως μιλάμε για μια σειρά τα γεγονότα της οποίας τρέχουν με πολύ γρήγορους ρυθμούς και το να μεσολαβούσε μεγάλο διάστημα ανάμεσα στις εκδόσεις απλά θα κατέστρεφε την μαγεία. Η Σίτα λοιπόν επιστρέφε ...more
Dec 31, 2011 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 14, 2015 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first book of the first volume of this series really had me intrigued. I really liked the overall plot and the themes of the story. I loved the idea of reincarnation, and having God's grace. It was interesting to see the characters battle with the world and at the same time try not to compromise their beliefs and principles. It was action packed, full of surprises, and I loved the main character. She was a very powerful woman, and I mean that in the sense of her will. She never gave up, and ...more
The body count had to have hit at least 20 within the first chapter. That's always a set-up for a win if I've ever read one. Pike doesn't pull any punches. If people need to die, then they're going to die. And do they die.

Alisa is still Alisa: a five thousand year old vampire just trying to survive and stay in her god's good graces while she's at it. The thing is, all of these human interactions are starting to wear on her and it shows. First Ray and then Joel. It's no surprise that as the serie
3/12/10 - 3/16/10: I re-read this via Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, Red Dice. Sita has escaped L.A. with her new partner and new vampire Joel in tow. She leaves behind a wake of devastation, jumping across buildings, gunning down FBI agents, stealing a helicopter. After she crashes the helicopter into a lake to try to escape the military aircraft chasing her and Joel, Joel is captured and taken to a secret military compound. Sita fears that the scientists there will try to use his ...more
I have finished the 3rd book in Thirst No1 (Last Vampire Series) Red Dice by Christopher Pike. I have one word WOW! I loved it from start to finish, Sita a 5,000 year old kick butt vampire has to rescue her recently turned vampire lover Joel from a top secret base in Las Vegas. She risks her life to make sure that her promise to Krishna is not broken. Even though she has broke the promise already by making Joel a vampire. Sita was not to make anymore vampires, but the government has other plans. ...more
Nov 15, 2009 Leeanna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Last Vampire #3: Red Dice, by Christopher Pike

At the start of this book, Sita wakes up next to Joel, an F.B.I. agent she was forced to change to save his life. In doing so, she broke the vow she made to Krishna more than five thousand years ago, and she wonders if doing so has damned her.

The action starts off just a little too fast in "Red Dice." In the previous book, "Black Blood," Sita had been on the track of a psychotic vampire who left a bloodbath in the streets of Los Angeles. His act
Dec 04, 2011 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Crazy demon hand is back! This time throwing a pair of evil red dice (you know it's evil because there's a skull on one of them. With RED eyes.), mwhahahahaha. Our 5,000 year old vampire hero is also back, this time in deep trouble because the second vampire she's recently made, Joel, is being held captive in a secret military complex (after a building-jumping and helicopter-flying explosive chase through L.A.). Dang, Alisa/Sita, stop making vampires--it never goes well when you do. Plus Krishna ...more
May 20, 2016 Kate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Το πρώτο βιβλίο ήταν χαζό και είχε πολλά προβλήματα, αλλά ήταν λίγο αστείο (κυρίως λόγω της γελοιότητας).
Το δεύτερο βιβλίο ήταν λίγο χειρότερο, και λίγο πιο βαρετό, αλλά όχι εντελώς απαίσιο.
Το τρίτο βιβλίο όμως ήταν χάλια από όλες τις απόψεις.

Πέρα από την έλλειψη ενδιαφέροντος που έδειχνα για ότι και να γίνονταν, το μεγαλύτερό μου πρόβλημα ήταν λόγω του γεγονότος ότι ο συγγραφέας άλλαζε συνέχεια τις ικανότητες της πρωταγωνίστριας για να συνεχίσει την πλοκή. Ίσως αυτό να οφείλε
Oct 09, 2011 Mel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, vampires
I read the first two books in The Last Vampire series earlier this year and had planned to read the rest, but other books distracted me and I’ve only just got around to it. Red Dice picks up exactly where Black Blood finished with Alisa turning Joel into a vampire to save his life. From there we are plunged straight into an explosive escape as the LA police attempt to capture the two of them. When Joel is caught, Alisa has to search her past for the clues in how to free him from the government ...more
Maybelle Victor
Aug 30, 2011 Maybelle Victor rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
One of the good things about Pike’s The Last Vampire Series is a brief introduction in the beginning. This was how The Last Vampire 3: Red Dice started.

FBI Special Agent Joel Drake did his duty and his files on Eddie Fender must have triggered off the police to come to Eddie’s place. Alisa has her share of that fact too, after scaring off officers from the previous book, the police thinks they have something monstrous inside the house. The place was surrounded but Alisa is convinced of burning t
I had a couple issues with this book, but overall I thought it was an alright read.

- There are countless little disclaimers all over the book and that drives me insane! For example ( pg. 9) "They are separated from us by what I know is bulletproof glass. It also acts as soundproofing. I can break it with my finger." -- "I swim for the shore where Joel is being held, but a mile to the left, away from him and the damn. I am a better swimmer than most dolphins and reach land in a few minutes." Thr
Sita/Alisa and her male partner are vampires; but the FBI is on their trail, seeking their blood in order to study and duplicate it. One is captured, and it's up to the survivor to keep the FBI from learning their secret and turning the world into vampires.

She attempts to keep her DNA from the hands of someone who would test it and use the results to gain immortality. Indeed she runs into an old "friend" who's involved in the series is more ways than you can imagine.

Unfortunately, the reader do
Mar 07, 2016 ceecee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well..... I'm starting to get a little put off by this series. Again another new character I began to like was killed off. Why.... again I can't help but feel frustrated by Sita and what's going on with her life. The story makes it seem like the tragedies she's experienced have been few and far between, considering she's lived for centuries, yet book after book she's lost those she's began to love.

How is it that she's survived this long without knowing that those from her past are still alive.
Myrtale Ellery
The action is good, the story is good, the ending is good.
Everything is good but, with a little more care, it would have been better.
The whole "The Last Vampire" Saga is like this: good, but could have been better, which is a thing that really disappoints me, because C. Pike is an excellent writer, he has brilliant ideas and he has incredible writing skills but I always have, while reading his books, the feeling that he just didn't care enough to put maximum effort into his writing.
It's like ev
Aug 11, 2012 Lindsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, young-adult, 2012
OK, young adult vampire books are really not my thing, but this series is so entertaining to me. Sita is so kick ass, and I really like the author's writing along with Sita's history thrown in to show why/how she thinks and acts in modern time. I did think this book was extremely violent, but I still enjoyed it since I tend to expect violence from vampires. I'm learning that I don't enjoy or want a sensitive and romantic vampire.

Red Dice was a very fast read for me and so full of action with Sit
Sep 05, 2011 Susie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So far I don't really like it. If there wasn't so much killing of innocent lives it would be ok, but the story starts with Sita killing like 20-30 police officers. How am I supposed to feel sorry for or like Sita if she is a ruthless murderer? If she has to shoot someone fine but killing unnecessarily is just not very entertaining. Its one thing to kill a bunch of bad guys but not the good guys too! The first two books were better, I liked her friend Seymour and haven't seen much of him lately. ...more
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Jul 23, 2013 Johi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Red Dice starts off the evening following the end of Book 2, with Sita and Agent Joel Drake seized by dozens of armed forces trying to take them to some compound in the Nevada desert. We get to see Sita's powers, old and new, in an intense action-packed attempt to escape. Unfortunately Joel is seized and taken to the compound, where she must infiltrate to rescue him, not just to save his life but for the safety of mankind.

I love the action and the horror of Sita's rescue, and the development of
(violence, violence, though no overt sex or language)

So the story is that I loved these books in high school (I had to check the copyright dates to assert that, yes, it was indeed high school that I read these - I hadn't really abandoned all teen lit to the sci-fi section and homoerotic bildungsromans) and found volumes 2-5 for a quarter apiece at the Brown Elephant, the A-ville thrift store. They are as adventure packed as I remembered, although ridiculously implausible and filled with deus e
Kathy Horsman
Who doesn't like a "someone wants to experiment with supernatural blood" story? Add to that we have to rescue one of the characters from said experiments and you get another action-packed story from the Thirst series. Once again your drawn into Alisa's world with great story telling and great characters that you already know.

I will say this, however, they need to stop making vampires in this story because it never ends well. Such as the helicopter involved chase scene through L.A. NOT helping he
May 26, 2016 junajuna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Ruben Ortiz
Aug 05, 2011 Ruben Ortiz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sangita Mazumder
Apr 03, 2013 Sangita Mazumder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: vampire lovers
This part of the extraordinary series ends tragically, leaving a hope of a new beginning. Sita meets an enemy from her past, who managed to live for almost seven hundred years. The whole book is full of characters those met a tragic end. Sita's recalling of her past was beautiful, and of course gory. As in the previous parts, this book also contains the spiritualism that guides Sita.

Overall it was a awesome.
Dec 15, 2015 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It seems Alisa always has another foe to contend with. This book is no different. I especially enjoy the sections of her past, her very beginning, the spiritual side. I like Pike's take on the afterlife, reincarnation, forgiveness, etc. I'm not sure what you want to call Alisa's life and her vow to Krishna that has been broken... will she ever find out if she still has his grace? I am completing my collection of books in this series so I can find out!!
Oh golly I thought I was gonna have a heart attack! Red Dice is a really awesome book. Goodness, my heart is racing like crazy!

I hope Sita is still a vampire. It saddens me that Joel has to die. I hope he's still alive. But the explosion is too massive, I don't think anyone would survive that. Poor Sita, always losing the people she loves. Speaking of love, I have a feeling that the person on the other side of the door, is Rama.
Jan 20, 2016 Paige rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-books
I didn't like this one as much as I did the first 2, but it was still a good read. When "Sita" and Joel get captured by the gov't she learns an old friend from the past, who has dangerous ideas of ways to use vampire blood, is back and trying to continue his experiment. The ending will leave you in shock.
Nov 15, 2011 Jason rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These books are insane. I am still astounded at what Pike was able to get away with as a YA author in the 90s. The relentless violence, illusions to sex, and religious nonsense would, no doubt, be hotly contested today. It all adds up to utter nonsense, but like many a trashy (series) novel... I must know how it ends. And so I continue on to book 4.

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