Blood Blade (Skinners #1)
There is a world you don't know about, inhabited by supernatural creatures of darkness—vampires, werewolves, and all manner of savage, impossible beasts that live for terror and slaughter and blood. They are all around us but you cannot see them, for knowledge of their presence—so close and so hungry—would surely drive any ordinary human insan...more
While I liked the a...more
I am a long time reader on this earth. I started out with King and Koontz and
have broadened my horizons with not so main stream as I find them much more of
We have some really great authors coming out lately and Mr Pelegrimas is one
of them. This book is certainly not getting the praise it deserves.
Blood Blade is packed with constant action and you will not want to put it down.
It is not like anything else I have read. Unique in its exc...more
This book was a fun read. I would have rated it higher except for the brief times where the center of attention focused from one...more
This book is a textbook case of Our Monsters Are Different. Vampires are hosts to parasitic fungi, werewolves are either a completely different species or a sufferers of a retroviral infection from one of the members of the aforementioned species. Oh, yeah, the full-blooded werewolves don't leave a whole lot of survivors. How a skeleton crew of monster hunters can keep a lid on an army of multiple monsters is a mystery. (view spoiler)[It's hinted that a conspiracy between the hunters and the vam...more
A skinner, much like a modern supernatural version of a 1800's trapper is all that is between normals and massacre. Coles journey to Skinner-hood is a wisecracking, yet humble adventure I am glad I took.
There are unique, yet familar supernatural beings from pole dancing Nymphs, to venom dripping vamps, and uniquely powerful and grusome weres.
I liked the darkness in this book, the action scenes were well written and the monsters were certainly new and interesting. The opening attack at the cabin was an excellent start, it was gripping and tens...more
This book manages to somehow seem real in a world that shouldn't, whilst the characters are believable, fun and worthy of your attention. The plot itself, whilst not overly original and exciting, was brought to life so well by Mr. Pelegrimas that it didn't really matt...more
While I did enjoy Cole and Paige as characters, I really did not get into them until really the second boo...more
It was good at the beginning, but when started to explain the monsters and fighting against them it just seemed to go worse. I couldn't just believe it anymore. Skinners weren't some secret government project, which I would have believed. They were independent section who worked with MEG, who were ghost nerds. Yes, I can still believe that would...more
The main character Cole, a video game designer, gets a crash coarse on being a Skinner after taking an extreme vacation. The world Cole creates for gamers like himself actually exist and he has to come to terms with going back to his comfortable life knowing humans are being killed or be...more
Action. A shade-different take on the classic monsters (vamps, weres).
Yeah, and some action. Did I mention that?
Not the deepest story in the world, but it more than made up for any shortcomings on character, etc, with full-throttle excitement.
Marcus Pelegrimas lives and works in Nebraska . Yes, he eats corn. No, he doesn’t live on a farm.
He graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and currently lives in Omaha , Nebraska where he has worked in several different genres of fiction including w...more