Monday, August 27, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: DRASMYR by Matthew D. Ryan


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Matthew will be awarding a package of metal miniatures of vampires/vampire hunters to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US/Canada only). Click on the banner above to see the other stops on his tour.



We vampires do not make easy prey. Our weaknesses are few, our strengths many. Fear is something we do not know, and death but a distant memory. So tread softly, pray to your god, and gird yourself with silver when the moons arise and night’s dark prince awakens. We fear not the wizard, nor the warrior, neither rogue, nor priest; our strength is timeless, drawn from darkness and we know no master save the hot lust of our unending hunger. We long for blood, your blood and no blade, nor spell, nor clever artifice, can keep us long from our prize. Feel our teeth at your throat, your life ebb from you, and know as darkness comes to claim you that the price of your folly is your everlasting soul.
Welcome to My World of Dreams--and welcome to the review of Drasmyr, a new YA vampire story--but it is not your Twilight. Buffy gave us the vampires we love to... well, love. Drasmyr takes us back to the vampire of old--the dark, the soulless, the destroyer. And he does it in such a wonderful way!

The book is unusual, in that the first person POV is not the "hero" of the book--but he is easily the most compelling.

The human characters are just as well-drawn as the vampire, and the interaction and the ultimate battle all work together to create a work that was hard to put down.

I understand this is just the first of a series with these characters. I eagerly look forward to finding out what is in store for them and this world.

About the Author:
Matthew D. Ryan is a published author living in upstate New York on the shores of Lake Champlain. He has a background in philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. He also has a black belt in the martial arts and studies yoga. He has been deeply involved in the fantasy genre for most of his life as a reader, writer, and game designer. He believes he saw the legendary Lake Champlain Monster (a.k.a Champy) once and he has a cat named Confucius.

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4 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Matthew D. Ryan said...

Thanks for hosting me today. It is much appreciated.

bn100 said...

Nice review.

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Matthew D. Ryan said...

Thanks.