A Journey of Black and Red
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Where am I? What is this! I... I don't remember anything. I am in chains? Why am I in chains?! And why am I so very...
This is a story of vampires as I believe they should be, with their strengths and weaknesses, with their remnants of humanity and the beast inside. Updates every Friday. Mind the tags.
Cover by Antti Hakosaari: https://www.artstation.com/haco
Special thanks to Svensonsen for getting me started, as well as Omi Nya, Jemima, my patrons and you dear readers, for the support.
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I shouldn't be so damn confident about this. I can guarantee I haven't read even half the stories on RRL, but I believe without a doubt this is one of the best if not the best this site has to offer.
I've never been a fan of vampires before. It's often been romanticized and ruined for me by all these movies and God awful twilight. Even video games can't seem to make them appealing. In fact the only time I've actually cared about a vampire was when I watched Castlevania. This story changed my mind about them entirely.
In fact I sometimes question if this isn't in fact a diary our author found or perhaps multiple diaries and sources that our author has stitched together to form a coherent and understandable story. It can't be true of course... unless.
Anyway, this is no joke. It deserves a chance. I've actually felt sympathy for a creature that preys on my fellow man. Though most of the time I feel a little less bad based on the descriptions of the victims.
Words are failing me to describe accurately how I feel at the moment...
I'll talk about something easier then, the style. It's unlike anything I've read before, but that's not necessarily a trophy worth bragging about. Instead I want to focus on how awfully fantastic it makes a character and a life and a dream. The descriptions I've read here have stirred images in me that have made me afraid, and pushed me to tears in sympathy.
I believe in our protagonist, she may not be without flaws, but at least she has a code worth following... and an ass worth dying for.
It is yummy. Possibly too yummy.
...my personal theory is that the author made a deal with a demon to write something this good. We thank you for your noble sacrifice author-sama.
Great dark vampire fantasy, great choice in time period, amazing character
Not much needs to be said that hasn't already by other reviewers. This is a great book, though the beginning was not my favorite. It just keeps getting better though.
I saw this and I figure it is a quote that fully captures our lovely vampire.
"I am a woman of elegance, refinement, and black powder. Try and stop me!"
Vey original story overall. Each chapter has its depth and you don't feel like you have to wait another week to feel progress in the plot in any of them. I really enjoy as well how the power levels work, without all those annoying numbers, stats and perks that work in the first few arcs and then the MC gets too op to express it in an understandable way.
I don't want to spoil anything about the plot so I'll just say that if you want to read a good,well-written story about vampires, with a dark theme and realistic powers and world-building, this is your novel.
Last but not least I would like to thank our author for his great job with this novel, for giving us one of the best vampire novels around!
When I read stories, I immersed and put myself as the MC. So I could feel the life in those story and having an adventure in my own fantasy. Therefore I very much enjoy a good read, that also the reason why I hardly read a story with a female MC most I just pass. It's because I can't imagine nor visualize myself as female, no offence intended God knows how much I love my female. But this one hooked me from the very first chapter. The story is alive, it flows, it is truly a marvelous masterpiece I ever read in RRL. I won't be surprised if I ever found it on bookstore as the top seller book or aired on TV as movie series. For all of you who read this review and got to this part. Just STOP and start freaking reading it!!!!
I wish I could wrote more, but I lost words. But one thing for sure, I'm mightily impressed.
I'm no fan of vampires so I avoided reading this for months despite seeing it all over. My mistake.
The story reminds me remarkably of the early Tarzan novels (without a lot of the extremely painful cliche's the books contain), back when he was the murder king of the jungle fighting mythical beasts and not some guy that yodels and talks to chimpanzees. The MC is civilized, but contains a savageness that is just so much fun.
One of the best vampire stories I have read in recent times. The writer takes great inspiration from the likes of Anne Rice, Supernatural and the World of Darkness RPG line and then makes it his own with a clever use of world building. His prose, pacing and style is truly captivating as the writer ensnares his audience within the first few pages.
I intend to follow this series very closely, and highly recommend it to anywho is looking to enjoy a great vampire novel.
This is easily the best story i've ever read on this site.
hands down one of the best stories ive read in general, looking forward to supporting this on patreon.
I read a LOT of vampire fiction in my youth. Some of it was pretty good, a lot of it was very mediocre, and quite a lot was painfully bad. As a consequence, I started to avoid vampire fiction in general; most of it wasn't worth the time.
This story is amusing, well written, interesting and engaging, and avoids every one of the problems that made me dislike vampire fiction so much. I enjoy it and will read more.