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Vampireology - The True History of the Fallen Ones (Ology)

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Explore (if you dare) the true history of the Fallen Ones — and follow the fate of a 1920s investigator lured by a beauty with violet eyes.

Long before the term vampire was born, long before Bram Stoker fictionalized this being’s ways, blood-drinking demons were banished to Earth by Michael’s host of Angels, or so the Bible describes. Now this rich, mesmerizing resource, wr
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Candlewick (first published January 1st 2010)
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Saoirse Sterling
I have thoroughly enjoyed previous Ology books from the entire series and there has always been something particularly lovely or endearing about each one, but Vampireology really falls short of the rest of them.

It had great illustrations and the ideas and "facts" are amusing enough, but really I didn't like that entire ensemble. It felt a little rushed and a bit too made up, with no great care taken to really explore Vampires but instead just sell books. I realise I'm asking too much there, but
Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
Jul 15, 2016 Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Vampires
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: Eric Northman
Vampires have been living among us for a lot longer than we have noticed them that in myth and reality may suggest; longer since we have coined their term, vampire, was used; longer than before Bram Stoker fictionalized a vampiric supernatural, a demonic evil godless blood-drinker.
Contained within this rich, mesmerizing compendium, penned in 1900, it is interspersed with booklets, flaps, and letters between a young paranormal researcher who discovered the book in the 1920s and an oddly alluring
Faris Rassac
Oct 30, 2014 Faris Rassac rated it it was amazing
Do you believe in Vampires? Why not? I don't like your answer. Maybe it's because you haven't read this book about vampireology. You will find out that they are in your everyday life and have an origination story. This book is a guide on how to defend yourself and even explains the process of becoming a vampire. When you hear vampire, you think of Dracula. Sorry to break it to you but that story was made up and only takes a little bit from the truth of vampireology. Don't be scared, you can alwa ...more
Jan 03, 2016 Cipryan rated it it was amazing
Such a fascinating encyclopedia...
Mar 22, 2015 Penelope rated it it was ok
This book was very creepy.Anyone who gets scared easily should most defenintly only read this book if they are sure that they want nightmares.
Arjun Thakrar (Excellent Reads)
To start off I want to say this is NOT for the faint hearted. Anyone who gets scared by horror or the original vampire, well this is not for. This is really creepy, but also totally awesome. Just beware because this could give you some serious night mares.

Just A Fact
Do Not Read
After Dark

I absolutely adored this book. It was so cool, with fake letter, and fake shards of a sword. It was pretty awesome. I love the tale of the three fallen ones. Pretty cool. I also love how seeing a vampir
Vampireology is a guide to vampires ostensibly written by Archibald Brooks, a Protector, or slayer of vampires. It covers a great deal of ground, from their biblical origins, to the passing of their curse, to powers, vulnerabilities, and even their historical animosity toward werewolves and the Protector. When Brooks is murdered, presumably by vampires, the guide goes to his successor, Joshua Kraik, a private detective, who adds his own personal notes. Every page of the book has foldouts of Krai ...more
Timmy De Leon
May 25, 2013 Timmy De Leon rated it it was amazing
I've learned so much about vampires after reading this book. From their beginning, the vampires in history, the powers of a vampire, methods of identifying a vampire, protecting yourself, how to destroy a vampire, and Dracula.

Let me share some of what I have learned:
1. Vampires were angels before who tried to defy God, their bodies fell from heaven and landed on earth. They were sometimes called a Fallen One. Those three angels were the Moloch, Ba'al, and Belial.
2. Some of the vampires in histor
Matti Karjalainen
"Vampyrologia : langenneiden todellinen historia" (Kirjalito, 2010) on ainakin näillä leveysasteilla tietokirjapuolelle sijoitettu opus, joka sisältää tietopuolisen osuuden vampyyreista sekä sen rinnalla kulkevan, juoneltaan melko ohuen tarinan jonkin sortin vampyyritutkijan ja mystisen kreivittären kirjeenvaihdosta.

Kivan idean vesittää kuitenkin se valitettava tosiseikka, että faktaosuus on valtaosin kirjailijan itsensä sepittämää, eikä siten kelpaa esimerkiksi esitelmää tekevän avuksi. Sääli!
Jan 01, 2016 Deborah rated it really liked it
I was immensely impressed with the entire concept of this book. The story, the set up, the overall make up of the pages were all amazing and drew me in right through to the end.
Susan Greenwood
Jul 28, 2015 Susan Greenwood rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-sortable
Entertaining story loved all the extra pullout and interactive bits. A good way of learning the folklore without being bogged down by a standard history book
Jul 27, 2015 Autumn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-books
It's all about presentation. This is fun to read, because it is filled with notes and little flaps to look under and busy things to keep anyone entertained.
Not the best of the ology series, but not the worst.

The illustrations were gorgeous and the layout of the book fantastic. The story was pretty good as well. But I thought the made-up history of vampires to be weak. It's never really clear how one is able to know a vampire by sight, and the three types are generally just confusing. Plus, it was rather silly to believe that characters such as Greek gods, Attila the Hun, and Montezuma II were actually vampires. The book just claimed they were witho
Dec 29, 2013 Drucilla rated it really liked it
Shelves: o
This one is more in the vein of Dragonology and Monsterology in that the majority of the information is made up. However, many historical figures and events are pulled within the book making for an extremely detailed and amazing book. It creates a mythology for vampires that incorporates all the different legends and explains why there are so many. The frame story does a good job of explaning the book and is good but the information itself is the draw here. If you are a fan of vampires, even if ...more
Jul 29, 2010 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to the Ology series!

Once you open the cover you can’t help but get lost in the beauty of this epic world of the undead. The creators put so much effort into making Vampireology, that I am stunned with how much there is to explore and discover (there are even a few hidden laughs in there). On top of the splendor, there is a fantastic story that absolutely captivates you.
Melanie Fair
Sep 16, 2011 Melanie Fair rated it really liked it
It was a quick read; not quite as good as "Vampyre", but I digress. Since I'm already pretty firmly set in my own vampire styles, it was hard to read this objectively. It did have some interesting "facts" though, and I learned a couple of things...which is a big deal if you knew how much research I've done on them.
Jul 01, 2015 Althea rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rated-five-stars
This book is one of my favorites among the 'ology' series. Like most of the ologies, along with the so-called 'facts', there is a story to go along with it. Both the 'facts' and the story were very interesting. I would like to recommend this to anyone who is interested in mythology or fantasy.
Presented as a journal left by a private detective, this book sets out to inform the reader of the danger of The Fallen Ones. I think I would've liked this more if I was a teenage girl who thought that sparkly vampires were, like, so totally rad.
Jessica Fure
Aug 17, 2010 Jessica Fure rated it really liked it
My rating is based primarily on the art - I can't really judge the text well, as it's a children's book (I think I would have enjoyed it when I was in the suggested reading range, but who's to say now?) - however, the art is freaking brilliant.
Oct 05, 2012 Kim rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: vampire fans
Shelves: teens, fantasy
A fun take on the vampire myth, as told by the "Protectors" or slayers.

I enjoyed this book, with its pop-up-like additions, the notes, the little pieces collected over the centuries and placed in the book. It was quite fun to read.
Very interesting take on vampires. I like the style and art.
I am reading the excerpts from the calendar and the little additional content is fun. Mostly it's great inspiration for writing about vampires.
Rebecca Johnson
Aug 27, 2011 Rebecca Johnson rated it it was amazing
Fun read! In the vein of Nick Bantock -- this fantasy is interactive. You open letters an play with this book. Really fun.
Queen B.
Dec 05, 2012 Queen B. rated it liked it
I picked this book and bought it because of the cover and lettering.
It looks like a scrapbook.
Very informative too.
Jul 29, 2011 Andrew added it
A really well written ology. I thoroughly enjoyed the historical references and the origin story. Great fun.
Michelle E.
Jul 31, 2016 Michelle E. marked it as wishlist-4
Saw this at the library; it's very pretty, has "real" press clippings and other such things. Worth owning.
Heather Rose
May 31, 2013 Heather Rose rated it liked it
It's basically a pop-up book for adults... Content... eh... BUT IT'S A POP UP BOOK FOR ADULTS!! =)
Burn my Dread Kitty
May 05, 2011 Burn my Dread Kitty rated it it was amazing
So far I am amazed at the different perspectives how people percieve vampires to be.
Apr 09, 2013 Reika rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
i love it, it fascinates me how the author made this book feel real. :-)
Jul 24, 2012 Bri rated it liked it
this book was really great with a lot of different features and pop-outs!
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