Sunday, November 21, 2010
Dying Light will have you looking at vampires in a whole new brightness!
Back in 2036, Muslims were celebrating the fall of their government. A group of Muslims were trying to taking over not only their country but the world. In a desperate act to gain ultimate control, the Muslims release a deadly plague into the world. The plague is known as “The Tears of Allah” or as the Americans called it “The Blood Virus”.
The future is now. The year is 2412.
People are trying to pick up the pieces and start over again, after the blood virus that sweeps across the world. The blood virus turned people into vampires.
Charlotte works for the Council. Her boss is William, Vampire Lord and President of the United States. William informs Charlotte that Michael has betrayed them all. He wants Charlotte to go after Michael and stop him. Michael is very near and dear to Charlotte. Charlotte can not believe that Michael would switch sides. Charlotte hopes with all her heart that Michael is not a traitor.
Dying Light is D. Scott Meek’s first novel. The vampires in this book were not really blood thirsty minions but intelligent characters. There were not many vampires but a few. The Vampire Lord was devious. He is the classic evil bad guy that I would expect to see. The flash backs in this book were not the smoothest transition. Though they did help fill in some of the gaps in the story. There would be unanswered questions or parts missing like if they were revealed too early they would take away from the story but I actually needed these gaps to be filled in. It felt like I had to work a little harder to understand what was going on at that exact moment. Overall, I did enjoy this book. Mr. Meek shows good promise. I will be keeping an eye on his next novel. Dying Light will have you looking at vampires in a whole new brightness!
About the Author
Baltimore resident, D. Scott Meek spent the first 18 years of life growing up in the Deep South and the next 20 years being educated by the world as a member of the U.S. Navy. After a childhood spent writing adventure stores, he moved on to Navy cryptology and deployed to the Persian Gulf 12 times in 20 years. Meek currently teaches at the National Security Agency. Dying Light is his first novel.