Phantom (The Last Vampire #4)
After five thousand years she was again mortal.
The dead alchemist's experiment has worked. Alisa is no longer a vampire, but a frail and confused human. Not only that -- she is pregnant. The baby grows in her at supernatural speed. As the stranger watches. The stranger from the past.
But what child will Alisa's seed produce?
A demon or an angel? Alisa does not know....more
Alisa is finally mortal and this is where a baby is entered into the fray. This is probably the only situation where a vampire getting pregnant makes sense, mainly because she isn’t a vampire anymore. That doesn’t mean there isn’t something seriously wrong with her kid. It actually re ...more
Pike is a great author, and one who I wish more of my students read.
This book is the story of Sita getting everything she ever wanted: a daughter, and the man who she has loved for 2,000 years. It's too good to be true, and she must decide what she really wants, and at what cost.
My book The Last Vampire 4: Phantom is about a woman ...more
This time, our friend crazy demon hand is using a sharp and dirty-looking nail to pierce some wrist flesh. And underneath the title is this text, "The monster might be an angel." Haha, what? I don't know either. So dramatic, though.
Okay, so Pike left off Book 3 with a humdinger of an ending--Sita/Alisa turned herself back into a human. Ruh-roh--what sort of adventures will she have now, you wonder. The kind of adventures where she has a demon baby, of co ...more
When we last saw Sita, she had used an ancient alchemical process to transform from vampire to human. And so for the first time in 5,000 years, she is human...but is being human what she really wants?
At first it appears so. Minutes after the transformation is complete, Ray, her lover previously thought dead, knocks on the door. Together the two start a life of domestic bliss, and within weeks Sita is pregnant. Finally she will have a child, to re ...more
Christopher Pike has always had a fascination with the spiritual side and this shows her ...more
With the introduction of Kali/Kalika the reader may make hasty judgements as to her purpose in being born. Indeed, exactly what kind of creature can be conceived from the womb of a vampire? It is interesting to watch Sita's daughter grow and interact with society--leaving you wondering what she might be or do.
Perhaps it's the undercurrent of Eastern philosophy, the paradoxical dualism P ...more
I feel like I just went through so much in this book that I can't even keep it all straight!
At the end of the last book we find Sita NOT a vampire anymore (which was nuts), so where are we going from there you might ask? Well, she's pregnant! At which point she has the fast gestational period of any myth, creature or person I have ever seen in a book. Oh, and BTW Ray, not dead, but I was really happy about that because I was so sad when we thought we lost him!
Now, the othe ...more
It's too suspense for me. It's a good thing for a book, but not for me. Many times I have almost suffered a heart attack. It's too terrifying for me. And I can't give it 5 stars, since 5 star books are definitely on my re-read list, and right now ...more
And then she met Ray Riley...
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In the end I feel this was closer to 3.5 stars, bu ...more
I could not put the book down. I however would have to say this book has a huge cliff hanger. If I had to wait for the next book in the series to be published I would be irritated.
Great read for anyone who loves vampire stories?
least there is only 2 more books....
I almost lost hope for the series, like Seymore, when Sita was turned human
Second reading = one 24 hour period on Jan 4/5, 2013. I don't remember the storyline of this one... but I'm reading the same paperback I've owned for 20+ years. I have a feeling I never finished this series...
I really liked this one, the "having a child" aspect of it. On to the next one...
Worth reading, it's thrilling, sassy & dark.
This book is also the beginning of an extremely odd storyline involving a mother's love for her child and many other things not really touched on in this series before.
she was weak, she has some interesting mind-problems and there is a extremly dangerous new enemy.
and why the heck does she always pick up the worst people... who always wanna rape and kill her...
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McFadden was born in New York but grew up in California where he stills lives in today. A college drop-out, he did factory work, painted houses and programm ...more