I was supposed to post this review on the 28th, and I apology for my delay (it’s the early morning 29th).
“The Lazarus Child“, written by Jay Raven, this is the third book in the Blood Riders series, a paranormal novel, a dark fantasy vampire book with a gothic horror feel, published on January 28th 2021.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Jay Raven for the eCopy of this book, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
To save his missing daughter a distraught slayer must venture deep into the heart of darkness
Legendary vampire hunter Anton Yoska is on the edge, tormented by the rumour that the precious child he once thought dead is still alive and lost in a world of monsters.
One creature alone knows for sure what happened to Gretchen, but Terek Modjeski won’t divulge his secret – revelling in the twisted power over his long-time foe.
Despairing and drinking heavily, Anton stumbles from near disaster to near disaster as he puts his team in jeopardy, testing their friendship and loyalty to snapping point.
Only one diabolical solution is possible – to confront Terek in his maximum security cell and force the bloodsucker to end his game of cat and mouse. But making the cunning infernal talk will mean employing brutal methods that go against every code Anton has ever lived by, forcing him to become as much of a demon as the leeches he hunts.
Face to face with the evil, taunting vampire, the desperate slayer takes a decision that will change his destiny forever – sending him hurtling into danger to confront a terrifying truth about his lost child that risks not only his sanity but the future of mankind.
Purchase Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
Author Content Warning: strong adult themes – violence and some “mostly off-screen” sexual violence
Jay Raven is the author of Gothic chillers and historical horror reminding readers that the past is a dangerous place to venture, full of monsters and murderous men. He blames his fascination with vampires, witches and werewolves on the Hammer Horror films he watched as a teenager, but living in a creepy old house on the edge of a 500-acre wood may have something to do with it.
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I love vampire stories. It’s a particular subgenre and mythology that I’m fascinated about.
Jay Raven keep surprising me with the route this series is taking. Book after book I loved it even more. He took me on a journey through the darkness and left me want more.
I love the dynamic of the vampires in the book. I love the characters, I love the fact that we are following a vampire hunter, which really is unique in all Vampire Stories world. It’s another side of the same coin and get so pumped thinking about the whole concept of the series.
Anton is a character that keeps developing and reading about his struggles and his interactions with society, and specially the vampires, is such an emotional rollercoaster. He has depth in his personality. I felt connected with him and I could understand him and his reasoning, thanks to the author’s craftsmanship.
Loved the flow of the story and the different points of view. And it was a page turner. Couldn’t put it down and read most of it at night. Which was quite interesting for my dreams afterwards.
Overall, and since I don’t want to spoil anything, let me just say that when I read Jay Raven’s vampire – vampire hunter story I get this new boost of energy and love of the subgenre.
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