Forum Navigation

Forum Home | Authors Start Here | Shop by Cover | Login | Sign Up For Free

Forum Navigation: Forum Index » Book of the Month » Book of the month » Discuss "Nightlord" by Garon Whited

Want FREE books and FREE Amazon gift cards?

Each day we announce via email a book that is either FREE or on a temporary sale at a great discount price. These are not your average free books. These are incredible insider deals on well-rated books. OnlineBookClub.org is where tomorrow's bestsellers are born. We also give away over $1,000 per month of free Amazon gift cards in free daily giveaways, exclusively to those signed up to these announcements! Hurry, sign up free now:

Sorry, this proves you are human.

Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Discuss the December 2016 Book of the Month, Nightlord by Garon Whited.

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#16 by cyndibookswagbag
» 15 Dec 2016, 21:08

There are so many vampire legions in books and movies now, even sparking!
User avatar
cyndibookswagbag
 
Posts: 28
Joined: 14 Jun 2016, 21:04
Favorite Author: Gena Showalter
Currently Reading: The Banned Book about Love
Bookshelf Size: 18 books
Reading Device: Fire HD 7 Tablet
2017 Reading Goal: 0 Books
Goal Completion: 0%

Did you know?
 
Once you join the forums and log in you will get to enjoy a very ad-reduced experience. It's easy and completely free!

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#17 by CatInTheHat
» 26 Dec 2016, 21:13

I think of strategies to ward off vampires: garlic, signs of the cross. And I think of neck biting. The last vampire movie I watched was decades ago. I think it was called Lost Boys.
CatInTheHat's Latest Review: "When Wars Were Won" by Hugh Aaron
User avatar
CatInTheHat
 
Posts: 485
Joined: 31 May 2016, 11:53
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 371 books

View Reviewer Page
2017 Reading Goal: 52 Books
Goal Completion: 7%

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#18 by Sarah_Khan
» 27 Dec 2016, 14:24

Great topic! It's fun to read some of these facts that I never heard of before. I think the great part about vampire stories is that each author can make up his/her own rules as to what a vampire really is. Some authors stick to the classic way of things and others make up their own modern vampire rules, either way it's still fun to read. :)
Sarah_Khan's Latest Review: "Duel in Zapata" by Ramon Quintanilla
User avatar
Sarah_Khan
 
Posts: 494
Joined: 27 Jan 2016, 11:56
Favorite Book: Gone With the Wind
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 247 books

View Reviewer Page
2017 Reading Goal: 88 Books
Goal Completion: 9%

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#19 by CzechTigg
» 29 Dec 2016, 12:13

I like the idea of beheading a vampire, and how it collapses into ashes rather than leaving a grisly 2-bit corpse. (A bit underused on Buffy the TV show).
User avatar
CzechTigg
 
Posts: 254
Joined: 28 Sep 2015, 13:48
Currently Reading: Free Fish Friday
Bookshelf Size: 34 books

View Reviewer Page
2017 Reading Goal: 30 Books
Goal Completion: 0%

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#20 by Julie Ditton
» 30 Dec 2016, 13:01

I enjoyed the fact that the author touched on most of these "facts" and reworked them. I especially liked the mind control reworked into the nonfatal energy siphoning and the fact that Halar did not believe in mind control per se. The garlic aversion is the only popular myth that I think he didn't touch.
"Oh honestly, don't you two read?"

-Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer 's Stone
by J.K. Rowling
User avatar
Julie Ditton
 
Posts: 143
Joined: 21 Dec 2016, 14:02
Location: Indiana
Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2
Currently Reading: The Bone Collection
Bookshelf Size: 782 books
Reading Device: Fire HDX 8.9
2017 Reading Goal: 150 Books
Goal Completion: 4%

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#21 by Wasif Ahmed
» 31 Dec 2016, 20:53

gali wrote:There are many legends about vampires. I like the fresh take on vampires here. One known "fact" about Vampires is that they burn in daylight. Eric only suffers some ill effect through Sunset and Sunrise, but can be exposed to daylight otherwise. What do you know about vampires and how does it apply here?

Well....this is just about all I know about vampires, that they burn in daylight. :D
When people say you've changed, it just means that you have stopped living your life, their way.
Wasif Ahmed's Latest Review: "Gerlinda" by Emily-Jane Hills Orford
User avatar
Wasif Ahmed
 
Posts: 498
Joined: 19 Sep 2016, 22:00
Location: Someplace.
Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling
Currently Reading: Bone Gap
Bookshelf Size: 98 books

View Reviewer Page
Reading Device:
2017 Reading Goal: 200 Books
Goal Completion: 20%

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#22 by ellieonline03
» 01 Jan 2017, 12:39

Gravy wrote:Mind control. It's rare to find a vampire mythology where they don't have some sort of psychic talent, usually for subduing humans.


I've heard of this. From where I come from, it is said that making eye contact with a vampire would make you a vampire's slave. Something like being hypnotized to do their bidding.
"For you, a thousand times over." - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
ellieonline03's Latest Review: "The Last Stop" by Clive La Pensée
User avatar
ellieonline03
 
Posts: 111
Joined: 07 Jul 2016, 02:16
Location: Philippines
Currently Reading: Of My Own Hand's Weaving
Bookshelf Size: 75 books

View Reviewer Page
2017 Reading Goal: 12 Books
Goal Completion: 25%

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#23 by David Nash
» 01 Jan 2017, 13:07

I'm surprised no one has mentioned being unable to look in a mirror and that they have no reflection if someone else looks at them in a mirror. They have the ability to summon rats, bats and wolves. Dogs howl in their presence and slink or run away. Cats will hiss if confronting them directly. In some stories they can change into bats or wolves or both. Birds flee wherever they are sleeping at sundown and usually crows and ravens like to flock near their resting places during the daytime. Songbirds do not go near their resting places.
David Nash's Latest Review: "Nightlord: Sunset" by Garon Whited
User avatar
David Nash
 
Posts: 60
Joined: 05 Dec 2016, 07:27
Location: Exeter, RI USA
Currently Reading: Anansi Boys
Bookshelf Size: 19 books

View Reviewer Page
Reading Device:
2017 Reading Goal: 25 Books
Goal Completion: 64%

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#24 by Thimble
» 01 Jan 2017, 19:17

There are a lot of "facts" because vampires are fictional and writers use what they want. One that I have only seen in one book is that vampires have to count things. They're supposed to be OCD about counting objects. I've seen this in a few movies, though.
"You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe." - Leymah Gbowee
User avatar
Thimble
 
Posts: 236
Joined: 28 Mar 2015, 17:00
Location: California
Favorite Author: Agatha Christie
Favorite Book: Iron Kissed
Currently Reading: The Wise Man's Fear
Bookshelf Size: 249 books

View Reviewer Page
Reading Device: Kindle Paperwhite
2017 Reading Goal: 30 Books
Goal Completion: 13%

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#25 by Julie Ditton
» 02 Jan 2017, 09:49

Well said David. You caught a lot of the myths that the rest of us missed. I read and watched those older stories and should have remembered those "facts", especially the mirror!
"Oh honestly, don't you two read?"

-Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer 's Stone
by J.K. Rowling
User avatar
Julie Ditton
 
Posts: 143
Joined: 21 Dec 2016, 14:02
Location: Indiana
Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2
Currently Reading: The Bone Collection
Bookshelf Size: 782 books
Reading Device: Fire HDX 8.9
2017 Reading Goal: 150 Books
Goal Completion: 4%

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#26 by cvega93
» 03 Jan 2017, 12:42

From what I've read so far, which is only about one third of the book, I can definitely say that the typical vampire facts come into play. (IE. No sunlight, blood, strength, etc.) I'll update this more as I get into the book, and see if I can add anything more to the other parts of vampire myths I've came across over the years.
User avatar
cvega93
 
Posts: 34
Joined: 24 Oct 2014, 22:12
Currently Reading: Rescuing America's Democracy From Its Collapsing Morality
Bookshelf Size: 52 books
2017 Reading Goal: 60 Books
Goal Completion: 0%

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#27 by kandscreeley
» 03 Jan 2017, 12:58

The so-called "facts" about vampires change every time a new story is written. In just about every story, vampires are made and not born. Humans have to go through some kind of change in order to become a vampire. Vampires are almost always superhuman in some type of way whether it be super-strength or super-speed. They are almost always hard to kill. There is always a need for blood. The "myth" about sunshine varies from story to story.
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
― Ernest Hemingway
User avatar
kandscreeley
 
Posts: 234
Joined: 31 Dec 2016, 20:31
Currently Reading: Biome
Bookshelf Size: 19 books

View Reviewer Page
2017 Reading Goal: 100 Books
Goal Completion: 17%

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#28 by klbradley
» 10 Jan 2017, 11:42

Gravy wrote:I can't say how it applies to the book, but one of the original vampire "facts" was that they had to keep dirt from their homeland, to sleep in. That also brings to mind the whole coffin thing, which obviously does not apply here; that much I know from the sample :lol:

Also, the stake through the heart.

I look forward to reading more of this thread :D


I've never heard this one, about the dirt from their homeland. Pretty interesting!
She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. -Annie Dillard
klbradley's Latest Review: "Daddy 3.0" by Rob Armstrong
User avatar
klbradley
 
Posts: 1237
Joined: 10 Oct 2015, 21:45
Location: Kentucky
Favorite Book: The Bridges of Madison County
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 204 books

View Reviewer Page
Reading Device: Samsung Galaxy Tab Nook Edition
2017 Reading Goal: 50 Books
Goal Completion: 14%

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#29 by Swara Sangeet
» 11 Jan 2017, 22:54

I don't actually believe in such stuff, but if they do exist, I like to think of the nice ways, such as portrayed in the Twilight series. It feels good to think of vampires as friendly immortals.
Swara Sangeet's Latest Review: "The Banned Book about Love" by Scott Hughes
User avatar
Swara Sangeet
 
Posts: 132
Joined: 19 Sep 2016, 04:28
Currently Reading: Emma
Bookshelf Size: 153 books

View Reviewer Page
2017 Reading Goal: 0 Books
Goal Completion: 0%

Re: Basic "Facts" About Vampires

Post Number:#30 by mewsmash
» 14 Jan 2017, 12:56

In most vampire mythology, they not only live eternally, but maintain the age they were bitten at forever. Awesome for people in their peaks of life, but not exactly fun to be a kid vampire who can't do anything.
mewsmash's Latest Review: "Gates to Tangier" by Mois Benarroch
User avatar
mewsmash
 
Posts: 116
Joined: 14 Jan 2017, 12:18
Currently Reading: Animal Farm
Bookshelf Size: 12 books
2017 Reading Goal: 0 Books
Goal Completion: 0%

PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Navigation

Return Home » Book of the Month » Book of the month » Discuss "Nightlord" by Garon Whited