- Tapa blanda: 202 páginas
- Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (30 de mayo de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1514117169
- ISBN-13: 978-1514117163
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Three Tales of Vampires (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 30 may 2015
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A concise collection of the first three books in the Tale of Vampires Series by John Hennessy. 1: Murderous Little Darlings Young vampire siblings Marcus, Rocco and Juliana go on a murderous and bloody rampage of self-discovery. Are they vampires or not? And is anyone safe from their ghoulish games? 2: The Blood and the Raven A sinister watering hole is not all it is supposed to be, but any attempts to leave prove too dangerous as the vampire's web closes in. Is the story real, or just a legend? What will to those who don't believe? 3: Innocent While She Sleeps. A vampire wrestles with her conscience, whilst another seeks to kill the one who made her into a creature of the undead.
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Unlike vampires in many other books and movies, John Hennessy’s characters are not seducers interested in romantic relationships with their victims. They are bloodthirsty monsters who get what they want, i.e. blood, without getting too distracted on their journey.
At the same time, there is a repeating theme in these three stories that makes the bloodthirsty vampires almost human: free will.
They all become vampires despite their will. They find it impossible to deny their new nature, but some of them do try to resist it. It is not always clear whether their wish to be human is just some sort of atavism that is bound to be overcome when the vampire learns what she is supposed to do -- just like all healthy children learn to walk upright instead of continuing to crawl like animals -- or whether vampires can truly overcome their disposition and remain nice and human.
“We are what we are and we do what we do,” some vampire characters in this book say, but others try to think differently. This is a powerful theme that reminds me of what we all go through. We are often moulded into something corrupt by cruel and unjust treatment we have been subjected to, but we can always pause to reflect on our most twisted desires and try to overcome our destructive urges. Our power to do so may be limited since the harm others have done to us may be irreversible in some cases, but we can at least try to fight it. Just like some vampires in this book do.
I will read all vampire books by this author because I want to know how this theme of free will plays out in them. Then I will read his other books, too, because John Hennessy is an excellent storyteller. His stories are full of surprising turns. He supplements gore with humor very well, and the result is simply fabulous.
They are little gruesome tales of being a vampire. Nothing fancy about it, just right out there. I think I liked the first one the best because it had some humor in it, well I thought it did anyway!
I liked all of the extra characters in the book, the author did a great job at describing people, places and things in the book with it being short stories.
The last story was a little sad to me, well okay, it was sad but I can't tell you why. I will just say it has to do with a little girl.
I look forward to reading more of this author's bigger books :)
This is not the first short story type book I have read from the author and he does really well with these so far :) I hope I like the "BIG" books too! :)
I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fascinating read.
Murderous Little Darlings: I am a huge fan of vampire books and films so when I came across this book I just had to read it. I am so glad I did. Once I started reading it I couldn't stop and although the book is short it is a great read. It is also the perfect length for a vampire newbie to read. The book had a very unexpected twist. Some books are totally obvious but this one is great because it really is unexpected. I won't say any more because I don't want to gibe away what happens. I will definitely be reading more by John Hennessy. I also love the book cover :-)
The Blood and the Raven: I loved this book from start to finish. The opening really grabs your attention and you just have to keep reading to find out what happens next. This book has a story with in a story. There is the story of Seth and his group of friends telling each other horror stories late at night. Then there is the dark story that Seth is telling his friends. A very compelling story about vampires. I loved the ending. It's really, really cool. I just wish I was good at writing reviews because this book is so much better than I could ever describe it.
Innocent While She Sleeps: I have also read the previous 2 books in this series and I was excited to read this one. I will also be reading the rest of the series. John Hennessy's vampire tales are unique and intriguing. I loved reading more about Juliana and I also loved reading about Nina. The book is full of surprises and keeps you guessing. When I read this book, I read it from start to finish without stopping. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it. Keep an eye on John Hennessy. I am sure he has many more good things to come.