Alex and Zeke have a mutual enemy, but they cannot fight together.
Why? Alex is human, and Zeke is a creature of the night. His kind despise the term 'Alex and Zeke have a mutual enemy, but they cannot fight together.
Why? Alex is human, and Zeke is a creature of the night. His kind despise the term 'vampire' and they call themselves the First. They are untrusting of humans, and humans have a tendency to fear what they are unfamiliar with. However, Alex does not fear Zeke. After all, he saved her life at the beginning of the story, and she saved his in return.
Alex' methods of saving his life are unique to his kind, as she offers him her blood to help Zeke regain his consciousness and strength. After sharing such a close bond, Alex and Zeke are drawn to each other, though it is forbidden.
While Zeke is responsible for leading a clan of the First, Alex is responsible for leading a team of humans. Each of them is aware of their common enemy -- the Chimera, dangerous creatures which are delivered to urban areas in large crates -- and this common goal to defeat the Chimera means that Alex and Zeke see a lot of each other as they battle these deadly creatures.
Having enjoyed Nora's Sun, a science fiction short story by M.S. Fowle, I was looking forward to reading more of her work. This novel did not disappoint, and I liked the character development, learning more about the Chimera and their place in this world. The characters are well-written, and their motivations and beliefs are understandable and, at times, relatable.
This is not a typical vampire novel in the least, and it provides much entertainment in the form of non-stop action and captivating characters....more
This is a fantastic science fiction story about Nora, a no-nonsense woman on a mission to find her son. She is lucky to have the companionship of JuleThis is a fantastic science fiction story about Nora, a no-nonsense woman on a mission to find her son. She is lucky to have the companionship of Jules and Gordon, a husband and wife team, to accompany her on this adventure.
Action-packed and suspenseful, this story exceeded my expectations. The storyline was clever, and I love the world that M.S. Fowle created. I highly recommend this to any scifi or short story fans. ...more
This story is more science fiction than horror, though it does have a slight creepy factor to it. Brian goes through a routine checkup and cleaning onThis story is more science fiction than horror, though it does have a slight creepy factor to it. Brian goes through a routine checkup and cleaning on a patient that he's had since she was a little girl, but this checkup is a bit more strange than routine.
I'm not going to spoil what happened in this short story, but I will say that I wasn't as entertained as I had anticipated after reading the other reviews. It would have helped if there was more information about the science fiction part of the story, but I understand that maybe the author is just trying to catch your attention with this short version and all will be explained in a full-length novel. I just think it was too short, and most of the story focused on his history with the patient and regular dentistry, while only the ending was scifi-related. ...more
Tiring, that's the best way to describe this novel.
The point of view constantly switches between Cassia and Ky, but I had to flip back to the first paTiring, that's the best way to describe this novel.
The point of view constantly switches between Cassia and Ky, but I had to flip back to the first page of so many chapters to figure out which one's point of view I was reading. They had the same voice, and a lot of the same thoughts.
Each is entirely obsessed with the other, and doesn't think of much else other than how much they're crazy in love and missing one another.
Not much happened in this novel. A lot of lovey, mushy stuff like poetry or remembering Cassia's / Ky's hands or eyes or memories they had together was prevalent.
As for action? Nah, this isn't an action novel.
I read this thinking their romance isn't even very interesting. Why are they so in love? Why did Cassia give up on Xander when they have so much history and he seems like such a nice guy?
I have one nice thing to say about this novel -- the ending set me up for having interest in the third of the series. ...more