Very Descriptive With Tantalizing Plot Twists -- Loyalty (War of Nytefall, #1) by @cyallowitz #fanta
Title: Loyalty (War of Nytefall, #1)
Author: Charles E. Yallowitz
Genre: Vampire, Fantasy, Adventure
In the wake of the Great Cataclysm, a new predator will emerge from within Windemere’s shadow.
For fifty years, Clyde has been trapped beneath the earth while the vampire kingdom has been gradually losing its war against the Sun God’s followers. Only Mab believes that her partner survived his holy execution and is determined to bring him back to the city of Nyte. Retrieving the vampiric thief is only the beginning as he comes out of the ground stronger, faster, and possessing abilities that their kind have never witnessed throughout their ancient history. Thrown into the war, Clyde must be careful to hide his true nature while fighting alongside his old friends. Too bad he is having so much fun being free that keeping his secret might be the furthest thing from his mind.
Will anyone be ready for the inevitable rise of the Dawn Fangs?
Vampires and Duragians (Sun God followers) have been fighting for supremacy in Nyte for as long as anyone can remember. The Duragians have captured the elusive Clyde and his execution is set to happen. Clyde’s partner, Mab, takes many risks to free Clyde but he won’t have it. Mab leaves to get help when the a large explosion happens and Clyde is buried deep in the ground. After fifty years, Clyde emerges stronger and possessing new powers. The Sun God calls Clyde an abomination and maybe he is but he’s having too much fun to stop. Can the vampires control him long enough to wage war on the Sun God in an all-out battle or has Clyde become a traitor and must be eliminated before it’s too late?
I’m a classic vampire reader and I like my vampires non-sparkly. When I discovered my favorite fantasy author wrote a vampire adventure set in Windemere, I knew I had to read it.
From the first page, I loved Clyde. He reminded me of Spike from Buffyverse. He’s a classic vampire with his dark, brooding eyes, hidden secrets, feeding whenever possible and creating chaos.
Yallowitz doesn’t just emote Bram Stoker, he invokes his writing style as well. Very descriptive with tantalizing plot twists I didn’t see coming. A tad slow in places but that speaks to his Stoker-like narration. The world-building, as expected, is spot-on with a world I’m familiar with yet surprising with characters and societal rules new to Windemere. I can’t wait to read the next one!
If you love vampire stories and looking for a unique spin, read this one today.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
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Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. Truthfully, his tales of adventure are much more interesting than his real life, so skip the bio and dive into the action.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N