The Making of Michael Bishop
Michael D'Augustino is a priest in the time of the Inquisition. Marked as weak for his refusal to torture those charged with sorcery, heresy, devil worship or worse, he's given another task. Feed the prisoner in the cell in the darkest corner of the dungeon. With the edict comes a set of instructions.
Ever ob ...more
A mesmerising (pun intended) short story that introduces us to the main character Michael, a priest in the time of The Inquisition. Born on the wrong side of the sheets to a powerful Bishop he is ordered to feed a "special" prisoner that the Bishop is particularly interested in interrogating (read torturing). A moment of compassion changes his life forever, however an unexpected saviour grants him the gift of choosing how he wants to live his life.
An interesting start to ...more
Michael is a young Roman-Catholic priest who is sent into the Inquisition dungeon to feed a special 'guest' there. What he finds there changes his whole life. He alone will have to decide what to do after it.
I wasn't disappointed with this very short story except it was too damn short. This story is about Michael Bishop and how he came to be. I know…just as the title says. Collins take on a world of vampires and this book explains a little about how they are created. Similar to the typical Vampire world with a slight twist but what captured me was the very strong willed character, Michael Bishop.
At first, I could not place who Bishop was. After a little digging, I realize that he is one of the
I wasn’t disappointed with this very short story except it was too damn short. This story is about Michael Bishop and how he came to be. I know…just as the title says. Collins take on a world of vampires and this book explains a little about how they are created. Similar to the typical Vampire world with a slight twist but what captured me was the very strong willed character, Michael Bishop.
At first, I could not place who Bishop was. After a little digging, I realize that he is one of the sub ...more
Michael D’Augustino was born a bastard child. The product of an indiscretion between his mother, a chambermaid, and his father, a now high raking priest.
There’s no love between father and son. The Bishop keeps Michael on a leash, threatening to stop providing for his mother if Michael doesn’t do what he wants.
So, here he is, entering the dungeon. Struggling to carry the squirm ...more
The Making of Michael Bishop is a short story in the Realm Walker series. It gives us the timeline detailing how Michael D'Augustino went from being the son of a priest to a prisoner forced to do the bidding of another. I was engaged from the start as Michael descended a curved staircase into was appears to be torture chambers. There is great detail provided and intrigue as the reader tries to figure out who or what i ...more
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Reading the Realm Walker series was incredible from the beginning to the end. I loved everything about it and as soon as I was done with one I moved right on to the next! Kathleen Collins has created a great world full of amazing characters.
The story was well written and rarely got boring. It had a great flow too, not to fast but not too slow. Juliana and Thomas are A-FREAKING-MAZING!!!! I LOVE them, her with her badassness and him with ...more
Short about how Michael was turned into a vampire. Michael Bishop ends up being Thomas's second in command, the one that he trust with everything including Juliana. This glimpse allows you into Michael's soul and his roots. He was a timid man who was a bastard child that his father never had use for. His father uses his love for his mother to make Michael do things things that he doesn't want to do. One of those things is feed a vam ...more
Apparently, this book is a spin off of Kathleen Collins’s Realm Walker series. I didn’t know this when I read it, and in case you are wondering, at no point did I feel like I missed any of the story by start ...more
This story was short. Approximately 18 pages long. Although it was not very long at all, it was definitely a very descriptive, well plotted entrance to the world of the Realm Walkers. I found myself immersed in Michael Bishop’s life right away and following each of his not-so-flattering journeys.
I’m definitely intrigued by Michael and want to know more about his life after The Making of Michael Bishop. Though this story was his beginning to the paranormal ...more
This is a short story, but it’s good none the less. It’s dark and gritty and goes to look into the past of how thi ...more
The inquisition was home to an order of monks who’s prayers were completed by torturing confessions out of supposed non-god-fearing folk. It was also home to the man Michael Bishop who’s unsavory chore tears his whole existence out of his grasp on one fateful night.
This story was a great lead-in to a very prevalent sub-plot in the next book in the series. And, although I hadn’t found myself wondering about the character Michael, I certainly paid attention afterward.
What the What?? How can this amazing book be so short!!! We are learning a tad of origins here, and we are getting to know a side character from the main series. I just need more!!! Oh this could be a series all its own!!!
I cant give too much details for spoilers... but MORE PLEASE!!!