Title: Radiant Shadows
Author: Sarah Baethge
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Number of Pages: 88
Synopsis: Say there is an official organization to control how vampires and humans interact.
What would happen to violators of its 'laws'?
How would the breaking of its rules be fixed?
What could even be the motivation for members of this alliance?
Radiant Shadows introduces an interesting concept that differs from what most of us believe about vampires. We learn that vampires, contrary to popular belief, don't actually drink blood but the life forces of their victims. This life force gives them the strength to go on.
Told in three parts from three different perspectives readers are given a glimpse into to this fascinating world. First we meet Stephen, a human within the vampire alliance, but a spell gone wrong turns him into an angel. Soon Stephen's fate has him protecting a newly turned vampire named Marshall. Even though Stephen would rather not protect a vampire, a promise to a friend leaves him no other choice. Lastly, Phyllis reveals her role. She is a human with a link to the vampire world and to Stephen. She vows to help Stephen fulfill his promise.
The story line is thought-provoking and I liked the idea of vampires stealing the life force of humans rather than blood. There were a few times when the character narrating the story changed and I felt confused. I had to re-read previous paragraphs to be certain who was talking.
If you are a fan of vampire stories and are looking for something new to read check out Radiant Shadows. Available on Amazon.