4 out of 4 stars
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Nightlord: Sunset by Garon Whited
With a page count of (1336) One thousand three hundred and thirty six it’s a big read, but fast. I could not put it down, every free moment I had my noise was stuck in this book. My worries of how was I going to get through such a thick tome in a timely manner turned out to be unfounded. Garon Whited wrote a smooth and fresh story. I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. Four stars because I found the book’s take on vampires new and different, the characters relatable and most are funny. Sunset is book one in a series of five books. The other are Shadows, Ord, Knighfall and Void, I look forward to reading these others because I’m hooked and wanting more. Thoese who are like me, loving vampires but don’t want them to sparkle, and overall tried of high school drama will find this will scratch that itch.
In Sunset, the story follows Eric, a professor at the local University. We follow him as he finds himself in a world where vampires (daybloods and nightwalkers) are real and so are the old gods. What we are reading is the real account of one Nightlord who crosses worlds to right wrongs done to him and the ones he loves. Eric now a vampire with a vampire-filtered dragon spirit sentient sword and rides a metal horse, oh, and the children love him. The antagonist is strong, intelligent, and have a great capacity to ruin his life if given the opportunity.
The thought provoking philosophy brings this story to a deeper level than ordinary vampire stories. There is a very good reason for vampires to exist, to help those who longing for the end to come and on the verge of death because of illness, and infirmity. Nightlords feed off of humans needing their blood and there life force using invisible strands of darkness. I love that we now have a medical explanation for what makes a vampire tick. Alive in the day and dead in the night, stronger, faster, have night vision too, better than humans in all ways but swimming not so much
I find this book very funny or rather I find Eric and his outlook on his new life funny. Eric is a character that I can relate to I’m allergic to dying also. That old adage about you are what you eat, I live that but it is more so for the Nightlords. You have to root for a guy who finds himself surrounded by loyal friends and followers. He does this without trying, he makes enemies just the same way. While reading this book I found myself feeling like I was watching a horror movie, where you scream at the characters “Don’t go in there.” poor Eric, at lease he fessed up to the fact, he should have seen that coming. See funny book.
As a fiend of the night go, Eric couldn’t be a nicer guy, especially to damsels in distress, but cross him and you’ll find out what a Nightlord really is. A dead man standing over a dragon, a flaming sword in his hand with the blessing of the Lady of the Flame on him. Come now when eating a dragon, one can expect to meet gods. Promises are made – promises he must keep for the gods are watching. I recommend this book wholeheartedly. With loves found and lost, powers gained, enemies conquered and new trials to face, you’ll enjoy the ride as much as I did.
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