[PDF] Nightblood by T. Chris Martindale

This is a really good vampire novel from both an underrated and under published author T Chris Martindale I stumbled on to his terrific novel Where the Chill Waits a few years ago and tried relentlessly his terrific novel Where the Chill Waits a few years ago and tried relentlessly get my hands on his other 3 books Fortunately I was able to snag a copy of Nightblood a few weeks ago and was thrilled with the recent reading xperienceFor me this book ranks just behind my two favorite vampire novels King s Salem s Lot and McCammon s They Thirst Nightblood has a wonderful set of fully fleshed out characters who find themselves in a battle for survival in a tiny Indiana town called Isherwood *THE FIGHT IS LET BY A *fight is let by a Vietnam vet Chris Styles who also just happens to be somewhat haunted by the ghost of his dead brother Alex In the years since the Vietnam War Alex has led Chris into situations where The Dominicans evil needs to be destroyedxplaining Chris s venture into Isherwood Chris finds willing allies in the form of teenage brothers Bart and Del Miller who have noticed mysterious goings on at the old Danner Will Haunt You estate the site of the town s worst disaster years ago Both boys and Chris soon find that their greatest fears are correct something is in the Danner house that can t bexplainedThat something is the #vampiric spirit of Nathan Danner which digs itself out of its ntombed sanctuary and begins to #spirit of Nathan Danner which digs itself out of its ntombed sanctuary and begins to build an army of dead Isherwood citizens one soul at a time The remaining town folks band together behind the strength and leadership of Chris and fight for their lives The book is filled with action has few slow spots and plenty of ch. Combining the high voltage xcitement of David Morrell's First Blood with the stark Ills along the way Martindale throws in a nough plot twists to keep #even the most inveterate horror reader ngaged Now my uest begins to find #the most inveterate horror reader ngaged Now my uest begins to find other two Martindale books Demon Dance and The Voice There seem to be two types of books in the Paperbacks from Martindale books Demon Dance and The Voice There seem to be two types of books in the Paperbacks from category lost classics with lyrical prose and thoughtful plots and balls out crazy horror novels that are almost too ridiculous to be believed I prefer the former to the latter but sometimes the latter books can be The Militant Messiah entertaining Nightblood is one of those latter books but somehow it just didn t click with meFor one thing the book is wordy Martindale will take a paragraph or two to describe actions that could be done in the same number of sentences and he has a habit of repeating himself a lot There sven one section of the book where a character is asked to tell another character basically The Return To Camelot everything that s happened up to that point in the story Instead of just writing something like So he did Martindale proceeds to retell usverything that s happened up to that point in the story Granted it only took a page but why Why repeat what we already knowFor another the characters are pretty flat Deaths that should be wrenching are just part of the background and other characters reactions to certain deaths are much much less Six Femmes Du Monde emotional than one wouldxpect given the relationships Martindale is trying to create in the story They re all rather two dimensional their priority being to carry the plot rather than vice versaThe plot is decent but this book is such a masculine adventure story that it gets. Orror of Stephen King's Salem's Lot this action packed novel of a Vietnam vet warring. NightbloodOvershadowed by the testosterone Our hero carries a katana and nunchucks #and a Butterfly Knife And An knife and an because 80s and he s deadly nough to take out vampires with as little #a butterfly knife and an uzi because 80s and he s deadly nough to take out vampires with as little a single kick it s like john rambo single kick It s like John Rambo out monster hunting but that s a disservice to First Blood because at least the book had themeI know what to Summer expect when going in to reading a Paperback from Hell book but man sometimes they re a bit of a chore This one isn t flat out offensive like some of the 80s horror I ve read though our main character does constantly refer to anlderly character as Grandma ven when he knows her name and there are a couple of passages that come across as homophobic but I wish this one had been a bit lost classic than constrained insanity Definitely worth a read Martindale had some great ideas in this potboiler A few of those ideas never took off and his ghost brother seemed a little unnecessary but ntertaining nonetheless I m definitely going through of these Paperbacks from Hell This book is Biblical Hermeneutics exactly as Grady Hendrix describes in the introduction it s Salem s Lot with Uzi s What could you want 355 starsThis was total 80 s cheesy horror fun Uzis and vampires in a small town There s so many horror tropes involved I don t know where to begin so I think I ll just leave it at that My complaints mostly focus on the fact that the book is a bit too long If you don t take things too seriously and younjoy that fun silly Rambo like type of horror then this is for youRecommendedThanks to Valancourt Books for the My Life And Work e ARC inxchange for my honest feedback. Against a swarm of vampires delivers all the thrills readers A Light In The Storm expect from the genre

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