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The Eternal Dawn (Thirst #3)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  16,763 Ratings  ·  388 Reviews
Alisa has spent the past five thousand years as a vampire, living alone and fighting for survival. In her loneliness, Alisa cannot resist bringing Teri - a descendant of her human family - into her life. But Alisa is surrounded by death and destruction, and just by knowing Alisa, Teri's life is at risk.

Alisa's guily grows when she becomes involved in a dangerous conspiracy
Kindle Edition, 514 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Simon Pulse
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Jan 26, 2011 lisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mine-mine-mine, 2011
i need to write an actual lj post about this, because WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT, CHRISTOPHER PIKE? but i'll try to write a real review first.

1. he doesn't explain how the fuck there can be a sequel until 100 pages in. this might not be a big deal, except the original series literally ends with vampires having never existed, so i spent the first hundred pages trying to figure out what year it was and how much of canon was being ignored.

2. my boyfriend's writing has not really improved, which i wouldn
Nov 14, 2010 RainbowPotato rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So did the last book just not happen and she's a vampire again? Or what? I don't understand how there can be a volume 3
Oct 08, 2010 LiteraryObsession rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christopher Pike's The Last Vampire series was one of my favorite things to read as a youngster. I purchased each book as it hit the shelves and devoured them gleefully. I was so terribly unhappy that the series ended in The Last Vampire: Creatures of Forever. That said, however, the ending of that book, the end of the series, was perfect. All the loose ends were tied up into a nice little bow. All questions answered. It was over.

Imagine my surprise (and from what I've seen by poking around the
Jennifer Jensen (Literally Jen)
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Jul 11, 2011 Aileen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
WOAH!! Christopher Pike has PLAYED WITH YOUR MIND!!!! In Thirst 3 you find that the fun has NOT stopped!! Sita is still around!! So is Seymour, and sooooo much else!! You learn more about her maker, Yaksha, her descendent Teri, and just so much else!! I LOVED this book!! I want more!! It was too good for words!! It had you on the edge of your seat from the very beginning and left you CRAVING more just like he did in his other thirst novels!! I cannot WAIT to read the next one, it is like a physi ...more
Sercan Vatansever
bu kızda bir türlü ölemedi gitti :D her kitabın sonunda ölüyor :P yer yer çok iyiydi yer yer çok saçma ve sıkıcıydı. sitanın sevgisi o kadar yapmacık ki anlatamam... kendi soyundan bir kız öldü, kızı daha 2 aydır tanıyor ve doğru düzgün takıldıkları yok. neymiş vay efendim onsuz yaşayamazmış yok o nasıl ölürmüş falan filan. herşeye rağmen kötü bir yerde bitti ve son kitabı merak ediyorum.
May 03, 2012 Halle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thirst The Eternal Dawn is without a doubt one of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading. The book is captivating from the first page and the only reason I put it down was because I was told it was time for class to start. I stayed up til 2:30 in the morning anticipating each new page. The story continues from the first two books, following an extraordinary character: Sita, the last vampire in modern day America plus a few visits to Europe. These books aren't all about the romance lik ...more
Jan 10, 2011 Ksenia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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"The Last Vampire 7: The Eternal Dawn"

Even after a decade, I love that Pike was still able to capture the spirit of the series.

When I found out that "The Last Vampire" series was being re-released as "Thirst" I just had to reread the series from the start. My big concern was getting through "The Last Vampire 6: Creatures of Forever" again. It had always felt forced to me--like Pike was told he had to conclude the series and move on--or that someone else had written it, except for the epilogue. B
Jul 10, 2015 Makiya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Am I the only one who forgets that they have a Goodreads, lol?
Jun 23, 2016 Isabelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of readers gave Creatures of Forever negative reviews, because of the ending. I never got to read it back when I started the series, and in 1996 it was supposed to be the final book. Having read it now, as an adult, I personally like how Pike ended it then. It was poetic.

Fast-forward to 2010 - and I have to admire how the author "resurrected" Sita. Not just in presenting a plausible explanation that allows the series to continue; but in the way that the Last Vampire embodies the 14 years
Gregory C.
Apr 18, 2011 Gregory C. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
Shelves: fiction
I discovered this book yesterday morning and was amazed and pleased that the author had resurrected the series. The book follows the same character I fell in love with in the six first installments of the Last Vampire series in middle school with minor changes. The book takes its time building up to its end, a welcome change from the seemingly faster pace of the original books, no doubt a benefit afforded Pike by his publisher, who seems to have given him much more space for the newer installmen ...more
May 23, 2013 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know how to feel when I heard there were more last vampire books. The last vampire series was my favorite through my teens. I read them so many times I pretty much had them memorized. I finally stumbled across the new books at barnes and noble and had to see how it got continued.
Basically it takes place fifteen years after the sixth book. The first six were written by seymour and were a psychic mind meld collaboration between him and sita. They never actually met and seymour thinks she
Apr 08, 2012 Tara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 25, 2013 Hannah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't finish it.

I was so incredibly excited when i first heard that there were more books in this series. I stuck with it at first because I was sure that once the first scene was over there would be an explanation for why Alisa was back. However, this was not forthcoming. There was no explanation until about halfway through the book and even then it was half hearted and feeble at best.

To Christopher Pike you mean to tell me that you put me through emotional heartbreak, poignancy and pain f
colleen the fabulous fabulaphile
2 1/2


I first read 'The Last Vampire' series when I actually was a young adult and I remember liking it a lot, though I didn't remember much about it. Recently I found myself browsing for copies to replace my lost set - and discovered not only that the original 6 were being re-released as the Thirst series (the first two omnibuses), but that Pike had written more in the series! I was excited, and yet nervous. Would the books hold up or would I be disappointed?

Well, anyone who read my first
What Went Write: (+5) Vampires and Religion

One of the reasons I continue to find this series so intriguing, the main reason I continue to read it actually, is the unique combination of vampire lore and spirituality. Most young adult vampire literature, if it is bold enough to address the issue at all, does so in either an offhand, or timid and cautious manner. Usually, (in America, anyway) Christianity is the only belief system in question: Why God created vampires… why God continues to allow th
I very much preferred the previous series (books 1 and 2). I thought that the other books ended well, though they did leave the story of Paula and John unfinished. Christopher Pike, I love you, but this one was a little lacking. Things Sita could do in the other books, like be unaffected by alcohol, break through concrete walls, and know when anyone was near, were mysteriously missing all of a sudden. She was even physically slower in this book than she was in the previous ones. I get that she n ...more
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
this one was confusing at the beginning, because it never said on how she had become a vampire again, since the previous book killed her present self to live back in the past with her husband and daughter. So all that was slightly confusing. But in most of Mr. Pike's works I get confused on something somewhere. But this one, brought in a few new characters Teri and Matt... Teri is Sita's descendant, and Matt you find out further into the book is Yaksha's son. Which was kind of sentimental to me ...more
Jul 13, 2015 Jo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had a great time reading this. Now let me preface that by saying I have no idea how much my opinion was skewed by nostalgia. The original Last Vampire series (compiled into Thirst No. 1 & 2) were some of my favorites as teen. This brought me right back to that time and feeling. It was a very easy quick read with some nice (if not totally unpredictable) plot twist. There was quite a bit of good action. This did have a little kitchen sink feel as tons of new elements were thrown in the book ...more
May 26, 2014 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book was such a treat to me, given the fact that I read the original releases of the first six (now condensed into two novels - Thirst 1 & 2) when I was just a kid. Its amazing how 250 pages were enough when I was a kid - now the publishers feel the need to combine 3 novels into one in order to sell to this generation!

All the same, I really liked this book - it felt... comfortable and familiar. I'm not sure I like how Pike decided to continue the story, by fictionalizing Seymou
I'm 17 years old. Ultimately, I liked this book especially the start, where Alisa hunts down and kills "Danny boy" the serial rapist,.However, having said that at times too much short, snappy dialogue was used and I found it really irritating and pointless. I also feel as though too many events unfold all at once, if there were larger gaps between the action I feel it would have created more suspense for me as a reader. I have read quite a lot of books in the vampire genre and for me this one st ...more
Feb 27, 2015 Meghan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third installment of the Thirst series. This novel only contains one story, The Eternal Dawn. Alisa is back; she’s spent years alone and is now craving company. She has hunted down a long lost relative of hers, Teri. But as she gets more involved with hanging out with her and her boyfriend Matt, people start to attack Alisa. She has a very big corporation IIC after her, who is related to the Array, which leads her to the Telar, who are a group of immortals who aren’t vampires. Alisa being th ...more
An uncharacteristically short review from me:

Best. Vampire. Ever.

Read all the "Thirst" books, starting with #1. This installment (3) is not quite as good as the first 2, but still is excellent. This is NOT "Twilight" dating drama. This is an actual smart, interesting, deadly vampire with a tragic story worth telling. It's a YA series, but I think most adult paranormal readers will find much to enjoy here.
Jul 25, 2014 hayden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christopher Pike is my favorite author of all time.
I read his THIRST books, his REMEMBER ME books . . . God. Even his crappiest writing is amazing.
The way he writes his stories is so absorbing, so enveloping, that you have no choice but to read until you're finished. It may have taken me a long time to finish this, but that's only because I haven't had time to breathe, let alone read.
Oh, Pike. You don't realize how happy this made me. To have my favourite teen series revived in my mid-20s was a total fucking treat. This novel could almost do no wrong. I dare say it was dripping with cheese, barely edited, and a total cash cow -- but I don't give a shit. Long live Sita, and I can't wait to see the movie.
Chapter 35
Apr 25, 2014 Chapter 35 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was to be 3 stars originally. But the last part of the book redeemed it!

We left of with things starting to get weird.... people from another time or realm, space ships and a destiny to destroy an evil sorcerer from a past many hundreds of years ago that tricked Sita into giving him her blood... All to result in the end of Sita and the world was as if she never existed! But she were to live her life as a human, as if Yaksha & all that ensued never occurred & she lived a blissful life
Dec 30, 2013 Johi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No spoilers!

When I first heard there were more books in this series, I was so confused. "But... but Book 6's ending!" (that would be Thirst No. 2). It was explained in a weird, offhand way that sort of made sense, but also felt like a desperate attempt to bring back the books no matter what plot holes may be dug along the way. But I didn't mind much. I loved the series in my teenage years and it was nice to read about Sita again. Especially some of the new characters and how they tie to Sita's p
Megan Boldizsar
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Lyndsey Sobieralski
The biggest problem I had with this book was the fact that Sita died at the end of Thirst No. 2. The explanation for how she is still alive takes awhile to appear, like almost halfway through the book. I know some people won't find the explanation that satisfying, but it didn't really bother me. The plot of these books is already insane–with the vampires, God(s), demons, time travelers, divine incarnations, alchemists and whatnot–so I'm willing to accept a telepathic link. Plus, I like Seymour w ...more
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Christopher Pike is the pseudonym of Kevin McFadden. He is a bestselling author of young adult and children's fiction who specializes in the thriller genre.

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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
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Other Books in the Series

Thirst (5 books)
  • Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice (Thirst, #1)
  • Thirst No. 2: Phantom, Evil Thirst, and Creatures of Forever (Thirst, #2)
  • Thirst No. 4: The Shadow of Death (Thirst, #4)
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“No one awakens in the morning thinking they will die that day. Not a saint or a sinner. Not even a condemned killer. We all know were mortal, and yet we all believe we'll live forever.” 67 likes
“I think of Krishna and his deep blue eyes. It is said, in the hidden scriptures in India, that to focus on the eyes of the Lord is the highest spiritual practice a human being can proform. It's suppose to be equal to the greatest act of charity, which Jesus describes in the Bible as sacrificing one's life to save the life of another.

The Vedas, the Bible, it's true, they overlap a lot.

Maybe gazing into Krishna's eyes...


Is equal to Christ's sacrifice.

I'm only suffering this pain to protect John. It doesn't matter that he won't see me. I still love him, I will always love him. And in this exquisitely agonizing moment, I realize he refused to see me because he wanted to force me to see him inside. Ah, that's the key! This practice of visualizing that I'm staring into Krishna's blue eyes, I've done it before.

But this is the first time I see him staring back at me!

The Agony comes, and it does not get transformed into bliss.

If anything it is worse than before. Except for one thing.

The pain does not obliterate my sense of "I."

I'm still Sita, the last vampire.”
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