Friday, November 16, 2012

{Review} Vampyrnomicon by Scott M. Baker #IOBookTours


Welcome one and all to my stop on the Vampyrnomicon tour brought to you by I.O. Book Tours. Here you will find information on the book and author along with my review on the book. This is the second book of The Vampire Hunters series written by Scott M. Baker. You can find my review for The Vampire Hunters here. I hope you enjoy your stay and happy reading.

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About the Book

Vampyrnomicon (Vampire Hunters #2)
by Scott M. Baker
Vampyrnomicon (Book Two of the Vampire Hunters Trilogy)
Summary : Within the vaults of the Smithsonian Institute lies the key to finding the Vampyrnomicon, the Book of the Undead, that contains the history and secrets of the vampires.  According to legend, whoever possesses the book can establish a vampire nation on earth – or destroy the undead once and for all.  With an opportunity to end the war against the undead so close, Drake Matthews is determined to find the book.

But the vampires also want the Vampyrnomicon.  When Master Chiang Shih and her coven of the most powerful and dangerous vampires arrive in Washington to claim the book as their own, the hunters find themselves facing their most dangerous enemy yet. With the stakes so high, so is the ferocity of the struggle.
Excerpt

            Toni sighed, resigned that she had to tell the truth, but knowing her opinion would be unpopular.  “We tried this once before.  In the Ukraine.  And failed miserably.  The Russians annihilated all of our covens.  Over two hundred vampires and five masters were killed.  Ion and I barely escaped.  Why would you want to try again?  And why here in Washington, where we face one of our most dangerous enemies?”
            “Because this time we have something that guarantees victory.  We have the Vampyrnomicon.”
            “The Vampyrnomicon is a legend,” spat Melinda.
            “It’s far from a legend,” corrected Walker, an angry edge to his tone.
            “You’ve seen it?”
            “We once owned it.”  Chiang Shih stared down the adolescent, who cowered.  “Various masters were caretakers of the book for centuries.  The last owner was Emilio Carius, a master from Saragossa who was arrested as part of the Inquisition in the late 15thCentury.  Neither Carius or the Vampyrnomicon were ever seen again.”
            “So what changed?” asked Treja.
            “The inquisitor who interrogated Emilio Carius was Antonio Ferrar.”
            Toni raised an eyebrow.  “The same Antonio Ferrar whose personal belongings are on display at the Smithsonian?”
            “The same.”  Chiang Shih nodded.  “And with Ferrar’s personal belongings here in Washington, that means theVampyrnomicon is here also.”
            “If it still exists,” Melinda muttered under her breath.
            Chiang Shih shot her a withering look.  She struggled to keep her voice calm, despite her anger.  “The Vampyrnomicon is among Ferrar’s personal affects.  I can sense it.  We’ll find it.  And once we do, we’ll obtain a power that has been deprived to us for millennia, a power that will give us dominion over humans.  Once we have that power, we’ll take this city from the humans.  No longer will we live in sewers and abandoned buildings, but in the humans’ homes.  Soon the humans won’t be hunting us, but serving us, as our slaves and as our food.”
Review

Vampyrnomicon has turned out to be a great second book in The Vampire Hunter series. Here the vampire Toni wants her revenge on the hunters that not only destroyed her and Ion's vampire coven but killed Ion in the process. Now the other vampire masters want the Vampyrnomicon so that they can raise the dead and rule the world. However, the hunters can't have that happen and if they can find the book first they can destroy all the vampires ridding the world from vampire forever.

The book did start out pretty slow and it took what seemed like forever to finally get to the part about what was really going on. In this book you finally start to get some back-story on the new members of the vampire hunters and also a little more into Drake Matthews. Despite seeming to take forever to get going overall the book was pretty great. Just as the first one this one was full of action and gory vampire killing goodness. I could gush on and on about this book but I would start giving everything away and I won't do that. I will say however that this book is more than just vampire killing. It has a love triangle thing going on too which makes for a good time, I would say there is a bit of everything going on in this one.

I give this book

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I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my personal and honest review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.
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About the Author
Scott M. Baker

Born and raised in Everett, Massachusetts (just outside of Boston), Scott M. Baker has spent the last twenty-two years living in northern Virginia.  He has authored several short stories, including “Dead Water”, “Rednecks Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things”, “Cruise of the Living Dead”, “Deck the Malls with Bowels of Holly” (an alcoholic mall Santa battles zombie reindeer), and “Denizens.”  His two latest short stories – “The Last Flight of The Bismarck,” about steampunk zombies, and “The Hunger,” a tale of cannibalism during a zombie outbreak – will both be released later this year in anthologies being published by Knighwatch Press.

Scott’s first zombie novel, Rotter World, which details the struggle between humans and vampires during a zombie apocalypse, was released by Permuted Press in April 2012.  He has also authored The Vampire Hunters trilogy, which has been published by Pill Hill Press and received excellent reviews from Famous Monsters of Filmland and Fangoria, among others. Scott has finished his fifth novel, Yeitso, a homage to the monster movies of the 1950s set in northern New Mexico, which is currently with a publisher, and is wrapping up his sixth novel, Hell Gates, the first in a series of young adult novels set in a world in which the realms of Hell and earth have merged.

When he is not busy writing, Scott can either be found relaxing on his back deck with a cup of iced coffee, or doting on the four house rabbits that live with him.

Please visit the author’s website at http:\\scottmbakerauthor.blogspot.com.
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