Monday, October 15, 2012

Review: Kavachi's Rise ( The Devouring, Book 1) By: Mike Kearby

Title: Kavachi's Rise
Series: The Devouring #1
Author: Mike Kearby
Genre: Damnation Books
Publisher: Horror, Thriller
Words: 56,000
Book Description:
A Dark Secret. Thomas Morehart and his sister, Kara are vampyre, not the undead, but creatures evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to mimic their prey, man. Then - rescued from a Nazi Prison Camp, Thomas and Kara are brought to the U.S. and forced to work inside government-owned mortuaries. Now -betrayed by the government sixty-seven years later, Thomas and Kara are in a race against time to transform back to their feral states or risk Exsanguination by government sanctioned hit squads.
About the Author:
From Wikipedia: Mike Kearby (born 1952) is an American novelist and inventor. Since 2005, Kearby has published ten novels, one graphic novel, and written two screenplays: (2011) Boston Nightly, with fellow writer Paul Bright and (2012) The Devouring. Boston Nightly is scheduled for filming in the spring of 2013.
Kearby was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, and received a B.S. from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in 1972. He taught high school English and reading for 10 years and created ""The Collaborative Novella Project"" The project allows future authors to go through the novel writing process from idea to published work.
""Ambush at Mustang Canyon"" was a finalist for the 2008 Spur Awards.
""A Hundred Miles to Water"" was awarded the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Best Adult Fiction.
“Texas Tales Illustrated” was awarded the 2012 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Best YA Non-Fiction.
My Review:
I know your probably sick of the comparison, but yes...I'm on the sick of sparkly-need to find my mate or die vampires.  It just seems that with age comes the lessening of certain emotions, so when you take a being who is already a fierce predator and enhance his abilities with age, how can he suddenly become LOVING.  Something that is already predominately dark, would probably embrace it's nature as opposed to fighting it, as time moves on.  Which brings us to this refreshing read.  I admit, to describe this book in a few words is quite impossible.  Beautiful darkness does come to mind but you have to mix it in with morbid fascination and embrace the gory and horrific scenes.  I'm not a big fan of the Nazi era.  Everything I have read or watched on it frankly makes me sick to my stomach, to know that humans are capable of such horrors.  This book brings out a little of that, even though it is mixed in with a conspiracy theory and paranormal/horror entities.  All in all it was a good read.  I didn't have a problem following the story and I will say this:  The scenes are very vivid and quite graphic. The author did a wonderful job with the descriptions.  It was very easy to imagine his world.  I would not hesitate to snag another book by this author!  I quite enjoyed the dark read!!

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