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Saying Goodbye to the Sun

3.22  ·  Rating Details ·  393 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
From the author of 33 A.D.

New York City, 1986.

The name of the beautiful woman in the red dress is Raine, and Vincent Walker has no idea she’s about to change his life forever – by ending it.

Now, impossible as it is to believe, Vincent is turning into a vampire. He sets out to find the woman who changed him, hoping she can take it back. Instead, he finds himself at the merc
Kindle Edition, 216 pages
Published (first published June 1st 2010)
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Jan 14, 2011 Stacey rated it liked it
Being a glutton for punishment, and sometimes lacking what little sense I was born with, I decided to revisit McAfee's world of Bachiyr. Some part of my brain (probably the delusional, gin-laced part,) thought it would be interesting to see if there was more complexity to the Bachiyr hierarchy and “Council of Thirteen,” from 33 A.D.

The other part of my brain – the part that tells me to eat more veggies and drink less gin fergawdssake – was pretty insistent that I should skip this novel and go
Jun 14, 2010 Liz rated it it was amazing
Wow! what a great paranormal romance this book is! The best I have read in many years. If you're a parnormal or vamp fan, you MUST get acopy of this.

Can't wait to see what McAfee writes next! I am a definite fan.
Aug 28, 2010 Laura rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
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Jul 27, 2011 Maria rated it it was ok
This was offered as a free eBook on and seemed interesting enough so I decided to try it out. I love the Twilight Series but haven't gotten into any other vampires books. However, if you're looking for another vampire love story like Twilight, this isnt the one. I didn't much care for it really. The author spent a lot of time in Vincent's head and painted the scenes in so much detail to where you could most likely see them in your mind. It was too wordy in my opinion. It seemed to be ...more
Marty Shaw
Sep 23, 2010 Marty Shaw rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Those who are familiar with David's 33 A.D. might notice a shift in gears here. Saying Goodbye to the Sun is set in the 80's and fits more comfortably in the paranormal romance/urban fantasy genre. It's the tale of a young man transformed into a vampire, or Bachyr, and then abandoned by the one who turns him.

Vincent is smitten by Raine, who feels the same level of passion for him. Her desire becomes his undoing when she bites him during a moment of intimacy. Knowing it's against the rules to Tur
Scott Collins
Dec 28, 2010 Scott Collins rated it really liked it
If you've read 33AD, you'll recognize some of the names when you read this book. If you haven't, don't worry, this book is just fine as a stand alone story. Follow the story of a man, your average joe, who happens into the wrong bar on the wrong night. Follow him on his journey into the darkness as he falls in love with the mysterious and beautiful Raine and becomes one of The Chosen. Watch as he struggles with what is right and the hunger that won't be ignored.

While I very much enjoyed Saying G
Bryan Craig
Aug 02, 2010 Bryan Craig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
McAfee does a fine job in explaining his vampire world: the rules, powers, an history. It is a little different than others, so it made the trip worth it. I would say it is a great read for vampire fans, no doubt.
David Whitehurst
Feb 03, 2012 David Whitehurst rated it really liked it
This review contains no spoilers. There are plenty of surprises in the book though!

Vincent sees a girl in a bar and feels a connection, like an invisible string binding them; he thinks she is the kind of girl that would never go out with him. Against his better judgment he asks her if he can join her; “Please do, Vincent” was her reply and he was so happy he didn’t notice she already knew his name. The evening was wonderful until she backed away from him shaking her head, then turned and ran out
David Biondi
Nov 18, 2010 David Biondi rated it really liked it
Saying boodbye to the sun by David McAfee took us back into the vampire world of the Bachiyr. I found out about this novel after David read my review of 33 AD in which i said that I wish he would have went into a little more detail about the hierarchy that controls the vampires in his world. I guess you could call this book urban fantasy but basically it's about vampires. It's a really easy read and very fast paced. If you haven't read 33 A.D.yet I would start with that just for chronological pu ...more
Samantha Warren
May 28, 2011 Samantha Warren rated it really liked it
Brief Summary: Saying Goodbye to the Sun is a first-person story following Vincent, a young man who meets a beautiful woman one night and finds his life turned upside down. Raine is unlike any woman Vincent has ever met, and she actually seems to like him. But she has a secret: she's a vampire. After he finally hunts her down, she does the unthinkable by turning him into a vampire. That is forbidden, and now he has to either track her down and bring her in for punishment or risk punishment himse ...more
Jan 07, 2016 Wayne rated it it was amazing
I rarely read novels set in today's world. I prefer stories set in the past or the future. And I thrive on vampire stories...which is why I was attracted to David McAfee's Bachiyr series. Not only was it about bloodsuckers but it played out in a long ago time. So then Saying Goodbye To The Sun comes along. Ok, it has vampires but it is set in modern times. I decided to trust that Mr McAfee would create a present day world I could get my teeth into (pun intended). He didn't let me down. Apparentl ...more
May 15, 2011 mirbass rated it liked it
This free ebook is quite obviously still in it's infancy stage: there are some typos, and several times the narrative contradicts itself (for example, in one scene the main protagonist is waiting for his adversary to pounce at him, despite having been leapt at already by this very same adversary in the previous paragraph). However, I still found it a reasonably enjoyable read nonetheless. In particular, following the main character, Vincent, as he is slowy transforming (unbeknownst to him) into ...more
Jul 11, 2011 Elva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the author's writing style is certainly evocative. atmosphere, mood and setting are eerily painted (with blood spray!) and you're reading it in a not quite natural candlelight. his style is visual and visceral.

i really liked 33 a.d. and thought i would be disappointed since this story is fast-forwarded to the 1980s. but no,i really, really liked this book.

one of my favorite things about this book was the genesis of the bachyir race. ramah's confession to vincent is hypnotic. and he seems remorse
Drew Athans
Nov 07, 2011 Drew Athans rated it liked it
I know I gave this 3 stars but really, I rate it 3 1/2. It's a good book but the story is kind of weak and seems rushed, especially the ending. It takes 250+ to set up the story and a mere 25 to resolve it at the end. There isn't a lot of depth to the characters and, at least owing to personal taste, I didn't like how much cliched magic and wizardry was intertwined with the vampire mythos, but again that's just my personal preference. While the novel I began writing last year has many similar id ...more
Karen Fowler
Jun 22, 2011 Karen Fowler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not your typical vampire book. The author has an interesting and compelling take on where vampires came from, why the live like they do, and what happens to a vampire that needs to be punished. The story itself is fast-past and full of twists and turns, with a heaping-helping of action and suspense. The darker side of vampires is also explored, and rest easy, they don't sparkle, come off as devastatingly charming or broodingly handsome. This is the story of the vampires of old, with thei ...more
Raven Carluk
Mar 15, 2011 Raven Carluk rated it it was ok
The concept of this book should have made it good, but I found it quite boring. The vampires were interesting, and had some unique aspects, but that really wasn't enough to carry the story. I enjoyed the parts that explored him adapting to vampirism, but then backstory dragged down the narrative. The climax was brief and disappointing, very unsatisfactory. I've already forgotten many sections, and found it to be a waste of time.
May 31, 2011 Michelle rated it did not like it
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Nov 18, 2010 Kathy rated it really liked it
Good read! I thought this story might be a closer sequel to 33 AD, but it is really a stand-alone novel. The vampires in this one are just as bloodthirsty. If readers are looking for vampires that get redeemed in some way, they won't find it here! The main character, Vincent, initially tries to maintain his humanity, but by the end is 100% vampire. I believe I enjoyed 33AD slightly more. Probably because of the historical setting. But all in all, this was very entertaining.
Vicky Hilton
Mar 08, 2012 Vicky Hilton rated it it was ok
Well what can i say, i honestly found this book to be quite boring, there was no excitng start or lead up to get you griped to the story to want you read more that i have come to expect in these kind of books. I think if Raine played a bigger part then it might have been better. At the end my favourite character ended up being Anna and she was only there for the last few chapters, she made it a bit more interesting.
Lon Casler Bixby
Aug 16, 2013 Lon Casler Bixby rated it really liked it
Ok, I admit it, I love vampire stories - well, good ones anyway. "Saying Goodbye to the Sun" is right up there on my list. It's a fun, page turning read that gives a different insight and history to Vampires... I also like that the book was left open for sequels and prequels - both of which I hope come soon.
May 31, 2011 Barbara rated it it was ok
I actually quit reading this before I was quite half through. However, I still give it two stars because if you like the Vampire genre, this is probably pretty good. It is a free Kindle book and deals with one person's transformation into a Vampire -- his feelings, thoughts, etc. Like I said, if this is a genre that interests you, you might want to give it a try.
May 29, 2011 Connie rated it it was ok
This one isn't going into my count for the year. I only got about 65% in before I skipped to the last chapter and the epilogue. It was ok, but nothing I would recommend. Not scary, not depth of characters, just an "eh" read. I have no desire to read any more of his books, even though this one could easily have sequel added to it one day...
Rebecca Rose
Feb 06, 2011 Rebecca Rose rated it liked it
I do love a good vampire story and this was pretty good. It is short and it was free, both of which are helpful. It also left me wanting more. It is the 2nd "Bachiyr" novel from David McAfee. I assure you the first one doesn't need to be read in order to enjoy this one. A new twist on vampires is always welcome. I recommend picking it up as a free read!
Aug 10, 2011 Chrissie rated it it was ok
It was free on Kindle and I thought this may be the book that could break me of my YA vampire series addiction. However, it was so Disturbing, I need more sparkly vampire stories to keep this one from my nightmares.
Mar 23, 2011 Lauren rated it really liked it
Shelves: ipad
Pretty satisfying book. Hard to put down. The action is good, descriptions great and the pictures painted precisely, though not always beautiful. This had the least grammaros and typos I've ever seen in a free book. It was a welcome relief not to have to decode bits.
Jul 10, 2011 Debs rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
wondering yet although I got this in Kindle free as a starter I found dragged a bit and needed to move on. I was attempted to give up on the read and try something else, would like to know what others thought or was it just me !!!!
Jul 02, 2011 Shawn rated it liked it
How about 3 and 1/2 stars for this one. The first , say 25% or so was a little tedious with all of Vincents inner ramblings, but the last 75% was pretty kick ass. Pretty darn good for a first book and to be honest I liked it better than Davids 33 AD.
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