Legends of Darkness by Georgia L. Jones
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 181 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by BlackWyrm PublishingSource: Publisher for an honest review
(first published March 1st 2012)
'Dangerous Saviors… What would you do if your life rested in the hands of something that really wanted to eat you? Come journey through the realms of the next world where everything you know about Good and Evil are put to the test.
Samantha Garrett lives and dies a good life in the human world. She awakens a new creature, Samoda, a vampire-like warrior in the army of Nuem. She is forced to realize that she has become a part of a world that humans believe to be only “Legends of Darkness.” Samoda finds her new life is entwined with the age old story of greed, love, betrayal, and vengeance.
Join our heroine as she battles not just for her own existence, but for the entire human race’s future.'
Legends of Darkness is written in a way that puts a whole new take on the world of Vampires and their mission in life.
Rather than concentrating on the dark side of Vampires and the fact they are blood sucking creatures, this book tries to create a world that is more fantasy-like where the Vampires live and move about with Elders and other creatures while being taught they are warriors and are to battle for the good of all mankind.
The main character, Samantha, dies an ordinary wife and mother and has to try and learn all about her new world while also trying to forget about her past life. Her Vampire character, Samoda, is a very strong female character and seems to take everything about her new form in her stride with the help of another Vampire, Drake, who of course she eventually forms a romantic relationship with.
The only fault I had with this book which I just couldn't get past (yes, call me obsessive compulsive) was that we aren't actually told the specifics of how Samantha became a Vampire. We read about her death and are then suddenly thrown into her new world without getting the whole story of how she actually got there. That did bother me a little bit.
I'm certainly interested to see how the author develops the story further and what happens to the characters in this book in future instalments.
Overall, if you are into Paranormal stories, plus ones that have a bit of romance, then this is definitely an interesting take on your usual supernatural themed novel and one you will enjoy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
At a young age Georgia learned the value of getting lost in a good book. She has always enjoyed reading and letting her imagination run wild. In her early teenage years she began to put her own stories down on paper as she plunked out the words on an old manual typewriter.
In 1996 Georgia enrolled at Missouri State University where she majored in Psychology. While there she found an untamable thirst for Philosophy and Greek Mythology. Many evenings she can still be found curled up with one of the great Greek Tragedy’s or reading about personal continuity by Rene Descarte.
Over the years Georgia has harbored the dream of being a published author and written many short stories. On January 10, 2010 she embarked on the dream as she began to bring the characters from her first novel, “Legends of Darkness”, to life. Upon completion in June 2010 she realized that it was not a single book but a series and created the concept of the series “Remnants of Life”. She is currently working diligently on the “Remnants of Life” series.
· SAMODA'S FACEBOOK PAGE http://www.facebook.com/remnantsoflife
· AUTHOR'S FACEBOOK PAGE http://www.facebook.com/pages/Remnants-of-Life/153669898006729
· TWITTER -- https://twitter.com/georgiagljones
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from First Rule Publicity from the author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”