The greatest trick the First Vampire ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist.
Before the now-infamous Count Dracula ever tasted his first drop of blood, Sorin Ambrogio owned the night…and now he's back.
History collides in present-day New York City. The various supernatural factions are splintering and growing desperate to maintain their seats of power....more
So, to the meat of my review. This is a review I'm thrilled to write. The last 2 were so hard for me to write because I am a ...more
This is the first time I've given Shayne anything less than 5 stars. I have loved getting to know Sorin and his accomplices, but this book was different. It started off really well, I was excited about the way things were going and was loving Shaynes trademark snark, but about halfway through, it seemed to lose its way. It felt rushed. Shayne loves laying flase trails. It's one of the reasons I enjoy his books so much, but this one felt like there were so many, or so many parts of ...more
The latest foray into the life and struggle of the world's true First Vampire only gets messier, and it picks up not moments after the last one let off. Sorin Ambrogio truly can't catch a break with how everything jumps from one chaotic mess to the next, though in again a very different flavor from the chaos Silvers' has wrought in his mainline Templeverse series. Between threats of two different covens of witches, attempts from the captured ...more
Sorin has issues, truly. Battling Dracula, witches and Greek gods aren’t enough. He also has to struggle with his own parentage, whether or not he’s a baby daddy, and his relationships with the women in his life. Oh, and a giant ghost wolf?
Devil’s blood gets manic, maybe a little shocking, and even wildly inappropriate. Beneath it all run the threads common to Silver’s writing: the importance of family (blood and otherwise), loyalty, self-sacrifice…
The tone of Devil’s Blood felt ...more
Shayne Silvers remains one of the most innovative exciting inventive and influential writers in the Urban Fantasy genre today.
Constantly breakingnewground with cutting-edge stories with diverse and unique characters which you love & of course there's those you love to hate.
Silvers' has conceived a fresh spin and take and with a massive twist to this much loved vampire genre.
If you Love Charlene Harris Sookie ...more
He has had trouble with competing ...more
Sadly, it has a bitter/sweet ending to it, but with the series originally meant to be a trilogy, I am happy to discover there will be more books coming out in 2020.
The quality of the writing was utterly stella and I was left guessing what was going to happen next, which is a rare thing for me, but I was so glad by the end of the book that I didn't work out how things were going to end.
Now with me finally finished with the first three ...more
This book is one hell of a ride.
And some kick ass side kicks
But be warned! this Author likes to blow stuff up... including your idea of where you think this story was going ( I can see him cackling maniacly has he furiously types muttering "silly mortals")
Honestly ... I was sulking for a week because the main character P'd me off... but then I realised. How epic is it that! I was angry at the main character... for a ...more
In the third installment of the world’s first vampire, Sorin Ambroggio’s story, Shayne Silvers brings plot twists galore and fresh takes on millennia old characters both beloved and vilified. This one has it all!
Forget your suspicions, forget what you thought you figured out, forget all those clues you thought you picked up in books one and two. Shayne manages to take all that and turn it upside down, inside out, sideways, drag it through an interdimensional worm hole and ...more
Devil's Blood is a fantastic book that catapults you into the ruthless world of vampires, witches, and all manner of things that go bump in the night. This book wrung so many emotions out if me; from laughing at the witty dialogue, to the gut wrenching sense of loyalty and love between characters. I loved ever aspect of this book and Shayne Silvers' never ceases to entertain, but also touch your inner soul. Sorin ...more
I hate that he is such an amazing writer for the simple fact that once I start reading his books I literally consume them. Now I’m left lusting for the next installment. It would be interesting to see the Temple Verse and the Ambrogio Verse converge. I’d love to see Sorin as the head of the Syndicate and cross paths with Nate, obviously there would be a misunderstanding about the nature of the syndicate but... anyway I digress, ONE MILLION STARS out of FIVE. Love his work!!!!
This third book felt rushed, too many things were glossed over and made easy which I suppose is to be able to extend the "trilogy" but most of all the ending is sucky and luke warm at best.
Don't want to stick spoilers in here but if there are no more books in this series and it ends here and if TWO changes are ...more
You ended this book wonderfully, wrapping up this story line, while opening up a MUCH larger one. But the losses in this one hurt. I should have expected that not everyone I loved would make it, but it still made me cry on my Kindle.
As always a well written and enthralling story. Sorin is my favorite Shayne character, beating out Nate and Callie. I can't wait to see where this storyline goes.
Yep we had some fighting but not the epic battle I had hoped for. I love Shayne's books normally but sadly this one fell short and the overall feeling was rushed and messy.
Sorry Shayne, must do better.
I hate spoilers so you won’t get any from me. Once again Shayne Silvers has taken his work in an unexpected direction. He’s taken Dracula, werewolves, Greek Gods, Native Americans and witches . He tossed them together into a blender and created an intoxicating series that thrilled me. This is one author that keeps me guessing, I never know which direction his stories will go.
I had concerns after the last book, but had trust that Shayne would being it around and I was not disappointed.
More ups and downs than a fad diet, and so much more rewarding. Devil’s Blood will put you through the ringer and leave you with a book hangover worse than binging on cheap tequila. This hangover will be worth it!
Step one: Take two days off. Normally, I advise one. I'm here to tell you, you need two this time.
Step two: Buy the book.
Step three: Spend the first day reading, laughing, crying, throwing things, cursing the author for all the little twists and turns, drinking, and wandering around aimlessly while you process.
Step four: Spend the second day curled up in bed while your brain recovers.
This book was so good. Emotions all over the place. I really like Sorin’s character. I wasn’t sure about going forward with this series after the last book, but I enjoyed this book so much, I can’t wait to see how it will go forward. I did get a little aggravated, because I had a feeling what was going on at one point. I wanted to shake Sorin and tell him to wake up. Was some heartbreak, but a lot of growth too. Nice job.
Now, let's talk about this specimen of a man named Shayne...
Shayne Silvers writes the "Nate Temple Supernatural Thriller Series" which features a foul-mouthed, flawed, young wizard with a chip on his ...more