Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunset, by Arshad Ahsanuddin

Los Angeles, 2040. The terrorist Medusa and her followers threaten to destroy the metropolis with a nuclear bomb. One individual, the vampire Nicholas Jameson, comes forward to oppose them.

For tens of thousands of years, the vampires, called Nightwalkers, had been entrenched in a bitter feud with their enemies, the Sentinels, those born to destroy the Nightwalkers with magic and steel. The battle drew to a close once the Redeemer offered the two sides a new path, allowing the Nightwalkers to step back into the sunlight as Daywalkers, in return for giving up the sword.

When Nick takes on the terrorists, he exposes his powers and advanced technology that had been previously unknown to humanity. In the wake of the confrontation, the fragile peace between the races hangs perilously in the balance. Will coexistence be possible, or will the final war destroy them all?

Sunset (Pact Arcanum: Book One)
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SLAVE's Review

Nicholas Jameson aka Magister Luscian was born a human, but was now last of the house of Luscian. Along with the Sentinals, the Night Walkers and other Day Walkers a plan was hatched to save L.A from destruction and introduce them all to the humans, but things go awry when Nicholas met Jeremy Harkness.
The Day Walkers, Night Walkers and Sentinals lived among the humans, going about business as usual until a crazy woman wanted to blow up L.A. This would not only kill the humans, but all of them as well which forced them to intervene and reveal themselves.
I enjoyed reading this book. The story is set in the not so distant future of 2040. Arshad Ahsanuddin’s writing is clean and his storytelling was well done. Just as I had a question, the author smoothly transitioned into back story, successfully answering my queries and then jumped right back to the present to keep the story moving forward. All the characters showed clear emotion. Even with so many characters I was never bored or overwhelmed wondering chaotically about what was going on. The few sex scenes in the book were closed door, which was fine, but I wished that the fighting scenes were in more detailed. All in all this was a good read.

4 pens

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