When King Confidus discovers a plan to turn all the people in the city of Elysium into vampires, as disciples to the Dark Lord Makoor, he seeks help from a prophecy written by Felicia – the Golden Fleece. This prophecy states that three agents, known as the “Three C’s,” are destined to stop the Dark Lord, the vampires, and his henchman, the Goncools, from a life of darkness. Confidus chooses his son Caprius, a knight master and brilliant warrior, to journey to the far reaches of Alamptria to discover the location of the vampires’ lair and stop them before their power becomes too great.
With Caprius, Confidus sends a young woman, Calista, new as an agent but with a reputation as a fierce and brave warrior. Unknown to all in the king’s council is that Calista has dark secrets that make her more than a mere agent of Petoshine. The two set out, at first uncomfortable with their paring, but soon, they warm to each other, and the truth is revealed, bringing them closer than ever. Caprius feels for Calista, with her broken past, and Calista cannot help but be enamored by his intelligence, wit, and skill as a fighter. Their desires are challenged, mostly because Caprius’ wife is at home under the spell of a vampire sorceress; yet, they push forward, knowing the lives of their people are in their hands.
Through numerous battles with vampires, Goncools, and other creatures, death comes close to Caprius and Calista more than once, but their powerful claymore swords protect them against their adversaries. Their journey is also helped by a woman named Cynthia, a striking woman from Caprius’ past, who is on a mission of her own to save the world. In the end, the three will face a fiery battle to save not only themselves, but the mortal world, as well.
Richard A Valicek delivers a heart pounding exciting sci-fi fantasy horror.
When Vampire meets Steampunk, gothic romance meets knights of olde blended with Dark Fantasy and Sci Fi, how can you possible go wrong? Valicek’s world of good vs. evil comes alive through his vivid and beautifully descriptive passages that you do not simply read; you are enveloped in imagery that transports you through time and place into the heart of the story. Beautiful Calista easily could have been my favourite character, but the brooding Dark Lord Makoor was equally compelling in that suspenseful, intriguing way all vampires lure you in.
This complex, thoroughly developed tale is filled with elements that can and will keep any reader satisfied, through page-turning action, heart-pounding romance, dark humour as vampires heads are lopped off and the ever beguiling story of lost love. A highly recommended and entirely enjoyable read.
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