Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Book Review: DARK SOUL SILENCED (Part 1) by Simon Goodson


Title: Dark Soul Silenced (Part One)
Author: Simon Goodson
Category/genre: Adult Fantasy
My Star rating:  4/5

Goodreads blurb:

These vampires don't sparkle. They hunt and kill, driven to evil by the raging darkness inside them. From the moment they feed on their first victim they are lost – but what if the darkness was destroyed before that happened? What would be left? Something not seen in thousands of years.

A chance encounter leaves Daniel in just that position. With no memories of who he once was, and powers he barely understands, can he survive in a world where all magical powers are viewed as a sign of darkness? Can he convince others that he is free from evil?

And is he? Has the darkness truly been purged from his soul? Or is it merely driven into hiding deep within, silenced for now but waiting to strike again?

My review:

This was a very different type of "vampire novel"...in a good way. It wastes no time intriguing you, and I didn't want to stop reading once I started. Full of adventure and action with strong characters highlighted by a man's struggle to cling to his humanity while his biology is trying to drag him another direction. My main complaint though is that there was a lot of telling with out much showing. "He was scared" is a given...make me FEEL his fear. 

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