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The Last Vampire (Annals of Alchemy and Blood, Bk 1)
The Last Vampire - Annals of Alchemy and Blood, Bk 1
Author: Patricia Rosemoor, Marc Paoletti
A bestselling romantic suspense author teams up with a talented new horror writer for a paranormal suspense thriller. — Spawned of alchemy and blood, he was the last of a brutal, ancient line. Now he has just been reborn. — Deep in a Texas cave, the military unearths a five-hundred-year-old corpse, its desiccated flesh teeming with myste...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345501042
ISBN-10: 0345501047
Publication Date: 6/24/2008
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed The Last Vampire (Annals of Alchemy and Blood, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A good vampire story requires some suspension of disbelief. Unfortunately, the authors shatter that with their myriad of conflicting explanations for what's actually happening in the story. First it's biological. Then it's magic. Then it's Alchemy. Then faith and losing your soul gets thrown in. You need a scorecard just to keep track of where which character got which power. Add in the graphic sex scenes and gore, plus the fact that magic seems to have gratuitous and shifting costs (one character loses memories, another humanity - with no real explantion why magic should do that) and this one kills your appetite completely.
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tarheelcoin avatar reviewed The Last Vampire (Annals of Alchemy and Blood, Bk 1) on + 84 more book reviews
This book had a great idea for a plot but it was poorly written. The writing was choppy and simplistic. There wasn't any kind of "flow" to the character's actions. I'd like to read the next one, but I don't know if I could tolerate the writing.
retro-redux avatar reviewed The Last Vampire (Annals of Alchemy and Blood, Bk 1) on + 219 more book reviews
A pretty good Urban Fantasy/Horror Light/Paranormal Romance. In this book Vampires are not your typical "sexy, misunderstood" characters but are vile and evil creatures who love to kill. The heroine, Leah, is a sort of "anthopoligist/good witch" who is kinda a female Van Helsing. She's devoted her life's work to fighting against Vampires after a creature she believes to be a Vampire kills several of her family members as a child. The hero, Scott, is part of a Government military "Special Ops" type unit that is experimenting with creating a group of "supermen" from the DNA of a mummy the Government found in a Texas cave. Really bad idea as the mummy is actually a unawakened super powerful Vampire that by taking him from the cave, they now awaken him.

The action was a B+, the characters about a C+ (Leah was a little weak but she will hopefully improve in book 2) and the Romance was a C-. Don't read The Last Vampire if your looking for typical Paranormal Romance, as the romance is only a secondary issue. Do read this book is you like action and horror with a little romance thrown in.
3.5 stars.
stephanie13w avatar reviewed The Last Vampire (Annals of Alchemy and Blood, Bk 1) on + 300 more book reviews
Wasn't sure about this book but once I started I couldn't put it down ~ I read it in one day. The way it ends leaves it open for another book, I wonder if its going to happen.


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