**spoiler alert** Oh wow...this story was absolutely riveting! I've never read anything quite like it before. Just like the authors' other story (Scha**spoiler alert** Oh wow...this story was absolutely riveting! I've never read anything quite like it before. Just like the authors' other story (Schadenfreude), I could not put this one down. Stayed up all night to read it from start to finish!
Schadenfreude was very dark and disturbing, but this one is even more so. It's extremely violent, bloody, gory, and has a lot of very graphic, disturbing content, so make sure you heed the warnings before you give it a try.
The protags (Oberon and Leander) are not the "good guys". They're sick, twisted, sadistic killers who love to murder, maim and torture...and I loved them! They were both such incredibly fascinating characters, and together they were just so wonderful and perfect for each other...in that sweet, serial killer kind of way. :P Lots of great character development as well, especially in regards to Leander. I loved seeing how he embraced his true nature and became a killer, with Oberon's guidance. The supporting characters were also very interesting and well written.
A major kudos to the author for his amazing skill in making me care about these "evil" characters so much, and having me root for them all the way! And make no mistake...they both have some major traumas in their past (especially Oberon), but that's not what makes them the way they are. They're not "misunderstood" heroes with redeeming qualities, who turn out to be not as bad as we're led to believe. They were born that way, and they remain that way through the entire story...possibly becoming even more bloodthirsty once they connect with each other. They are definitely soulmates, IMO. :)
The only thing I really hated about this story was the kiddie rape/molestation. Now, I'd read the warning in the description, but I didn't think this would apply to the main characters. But Unfortunately, it did. That disturbed me quite a LOT, and it's a line I really wish the author hadn't crossed. (I really wish he'd just had the kids tortured/killed, like everyone else, and left out the sexual stuff). But ultimately, I loved everything else so much that I tried to mentally delete those parts from my brain, and pretend like they didn't exist. If I didn't do that, I would have ended up hating the characters, and giving up on the story. So...5-stars for my personal, mentally-edited version. :P And 4-stars for the original pedophilia version. :(
On a side note...does anyone know if this author has written anything else? And if so, where can it be found? ...more
The artwork on some of the panels is very sloppy/messy, but I'm still going to give it 5-stars (rather than knocking it down to 4-stars) because thisThe artwork on some of the panels is very sloppy/messy, but I'm still going to give it 5-stars (rather than knocking it down to 4-stars) because this is still one of my favourite doujins, simply because of how shocking, gory, twisted, and perverted it is. My eyes about popped out of my head the first time I read it. LOL! It's kind of like a trainwreck...morbid curiosity, and you just cannot look away. :P...more
Story Prompt: What just happened? Is this blood play? Knife play gone too far? Is he a vampire that just botched his first feeding? Or a blood slave,Story Prompt: What just happened? Is this blood play? Knife play gone too far? Is he a vampire that just botched his first feeding? Or a blood slave, finally taking his evil master out, so he can run off with the vamp of his dreams? Is he a good Samaritan, helping out after witnessing a car accident? Is there a hot doctor in his future? Or is there something more sinister going on? I don't care! I just need to know! TELL ME WHAT'S GOING ON!!!
The Abyss is one of my favourite Raythe Reign novels, and this short story (set before the events in The Abyss, when Anarion was a child) was absoluteThe Abyss is one of my favourite Raythe Reign novels, and this short story (set before the events in The Abyss, when Anarion was a child) was absolutely wonderful! The ending was very bittersweet and actually had me in tears....more