Vic Brown has provided a interesting twist on vampires, blending age-old mythology with modern genetics. These are not your lurking in coffins in the dark vampires—they walk the streets of Cambridge in daytime and long to become human. And science might just give them that opportunity. When Lamar Bradford, newly discovered carrier of the vampire gene, meets centuries old vampire Morgan Summers, sparks fly and the chase is on for redemption and survival. In some ways this is a page-turning thriller, with our vampire heroes facing off against the church’s Order of the Final Vampire Solution. Intrigue, horror, and romance—the novel has something for everyone. Plus the characters were interesting and their plight drew me right into the story. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a unique vampire read!
Vic Brown’s Vampire Resurrection is anything but a standard vampire novel. It involves a multiplicity of characters—I had trouble keeping them all straight—and almost as many organizations including various branches of police, members of a genetic research organization, news reporters, and members of a clandestine clique whose goal is to kill all vampires. The two protagonists, Lamar and Morgan, male and female vampires, risk their lives to seek salvation through genetic alteration that will free them vampirism and grant them mortality. Throughout, they are pursued by the Order of the Vampire Final Solution (OVFS), a covert coterie ensconced in the Vatican. Written with élan, it relies on short action-packed chapters marked by violence appropriate to the narrative. It starts with many seemingly unrelated threads that converge as the story progresses and takes the reader through harrowing and shocking scenes of bestiality to a tranquil ending. A worthwhile read if you have a steady pulse.
Not your typical vampire book. Better, by far! Vic Brown draws on his talent for terrific description and “takes you there”. The author evokes an emotional response from his reader, leaving no question about how you feel about his consistent and well developed characters. The multiple plotlines are well drawn with a generous explanation of vampirism from a technical, yet understandable perspective. I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of humor, a little horror, sex scenes that were appropriate, and a even a cat or two. I’m not altogether sure that Mr. Brown isn’t a vampire–he seems to know just a little too much about them! Get this book. Better–give it as a gift. The sequel will be out when?
“Vampire Resurrection” is a fascinating hybrid of horror story, techno-thriller, and police procedural, all smoothly integrated into an exciting tale of two vampires trying to become mortal. Their goal makes them unique in vampire literature, along with the genetic basis of their condition, aversion to killing, tolerance of sunlight, and enjoyment of sex. The author rings these changes on vampire mythology in lively prose that accommodates both the horrific (the “human particulate” deposited by an explosion; the malleability of decaying heads) and the comic (the Keystone-Cops ineptitude of a Vatican hit squad; a character worrying about the holes in his socks as he undresses for sex). Recommended especially for thriller fans in search of something out of the ordinary