Saturday, November 13, 2010

Book Review: Cries of Vampira

The Cries of Vampira: The Horror of Gaad Grey, The Evil Alpha Werewolf?
Volume 1

By:  Sean H. Robertson

Publisher:  Create Space

Publish Date:  November 2, 2010

Format:  ARC, 72pgs

Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Urban Fantasy

Series:  Volume 1

Recommendation:  If you enjoy Vampires and Werewolves you just might enjoy this quick read.

Book Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
This is the fictional story of the Robertson's secret royal Vampire homeland, Vampira, Scotland, and their struggle to live in peace amongst their sworn enemies, the Grey Wolves, who were Scotland's secret Werewolves horde and the deadliest creatures on Earth. 

First Sentence:
As the sounds of celebration and jubilation echo from Vampira's castle several yards away, King George Robertson and his brother, Prince Shannon, enjoy an evening horse ride on the castle grounds surrounded by their castle guards.

My Review and Summary:
King George and his brother, Prince Shannon are leasurely horseback riding through the night, happy of the birth of the Kings triplets - two girls, one boy - hoping they will know peace in the world in their time.  When unexpectedly the King, Prince, and fifty guard are surrounded by two hundred of their archenemies, the Grey Wolves.  The young heir of the Grey Wolves watched as the King of Vampira, being brutily eaten to death, kills his parents.  Gaad Grey wants to grow up to have his revenge on the Vampires, or will he?  Seventeen years later the children are grown and have their sides and those to protect or fight.  This is where our story truly picks up; with the triplets and Gaad Grey.  They must protect themselves, fight, or make a last stand.

I was nervous reading the first section of the King George and Prince Shannon.  I felt as I didn't make a connection at the start as the book jumps right into the meat of the troubles and the battle fought seemed hard to believe because of the exact numbers given in which the King and Prince killed yet there is fifty guard there too.

But into the next section, I really started to enjoy the story.  The Vampires have a different take on the world than most norm.  The story as a whole happens in one evening and told from different view points.  These different view points give a different side of the characters at hand.  A quick way to get attached with these characters and see the world created here.

The story got really going for me and I was fearing the end would not be a conclusion.  Unfortunately, the book does end in a cliffhanger.  But it was enjoyable for a quick read.  I look forward to when Sean comes out with book two to see what happens.

This book is listed as Young Adult as well.  I would suggest this for a teenager as there is some violence and sex in the read.

The first two chapters of Cries of Vampira: The Horror of Gaad Grey is now available to read online: HERE.

I would like to mention Sean has graciously choosen to donate 10% of his royalties for the entire Cries of Vampira book saga to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  So if  you purchas this book it will help someone.

I read this book to review for the author, Sean H. Robertson.

This book qualifies for my Young Adult Challenge hosted by Home Girls Book Blog, and Speculative Fiction Challenge hosted by Book Chick City.


  1. I love it when they donate to a worthy cause. Sounds like an interesting read. I like vamps, but I think I've been enjoying weres more. Glad both are in it! Great review.

  2. Melissa - Hey! :) Thank you. It was really cool to hear about the donating. This really was a quick read for me. Hope you enjoy it if you get it. :)

  3. I hate to say it, but the preview chapters are terrible. It's nice that he's donating part of the money to charity but that still doesn't make me want to buy this book.

  4. Anonymous - I did have a tough time with the first chapter here. But the novella was a quick easy read for me. I didn't get all tangled up in the book, and it was what I was needing for the moment. The quick story of the characters did get better for me as I went through the read. But we all have different views on the same book. :) You might not care for the book much. But thank you for stopping by.


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