Monday, December 13, 2010

Thirst #1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, Red Dice (2009)

Thirst No.1

the Thirst series were actually an Omnibus (reprinted) Edition of the original The Last Vampire (1994-1996) 6-books series. for 5000 years Alisa Perne has been a vampire. controlling her urges by feeding but not killing, she believes that she was the last vampire n that her secret was safe. but soon she noticed that someone knew her secret. n when her creator came hunting for her, she has to kill to survive.

i never did finish reading the Last Vampire series, jumping from one book to another. first book of Thirst however, i managed to finish. although it took me much effort to finally reach its end. worst is, i very much wanted to know what happen next! the story was having too much stuff going on, dragging through the scenes with too many actions, too many details, too many conversations, which easily tire one out during the read.

author: Christopher Pike
published: 2009
genre: Fantasy

Thirst series:
- Thirst No. 1: Last Vampire, Black Blood, Red Dice (2009)
- Thirst No. 2: Phantom, Evil Thirst, Creatures of Forever (2010)
- Thirst No. 3: The Eternal Dawn (2010)
- Thirst No. 4: The Shadow of Death (2011)
- Thirst No. 5: The Sacred Veil (2013)

The Last Vampire series:
- The Last Vampire (1994)
- The Last Vampire 2: Black Blood (1994)
- The Last Vampire 3: Red Dice (1995)
- The Last Vampire 4: Phantom (1996)
- The Last Vampire 5: Evil Thirst (1996)
- The Last Vampire 6: Creatures of Forever (1996)


  1. Having too much stuff going on? have to read everything (all the books) to understand the whole story right!

  2. I think I might lose my interest quick if theres way too much detail, but I do love my vampire stuff, so i don't know. Thanks for the post Levian, definately something to think about for me.

  3. tekkaus:
    exactly! now i am reading book 2, it seemed much more interesting compare to the first. so far it managed to hold my attention.

    tell me about it, i am a huge fan of vampire stuff as well! but to be fair, a story still can be good or bad depending on different persons. so can a story be good or bad despite its character but the way it was presented.

  4. So how many books do you have for this series?

  5. Oh wow....I absolutely LOVE vampire stories.

    I'm a huge anything vampire fan. In fact, I own several vampire films, Bram Stokers Dracula being my favorite. Also, Interview With a Vampire!

    But you're right, anything too detailed with too much stuff going on, seems to drag.

    Great review!

  6. akira:
    i am currently reading book 2, there is a book 3 as well. only book 4 (supposedly the final book of the series) is to be released next year.

    i am a huge fan as well! i didn't own those film you mentioned, but definitely watched each of them them more than once. in fact, i am also currently reading Bram Stoker's Dracula sequel - Dracula the Undead. it is as interesting as its original sequel, only more exciting since there are more to expect after the whole incident was supposed to be ended, n now continued!

  7. I have not read these books, and the vampire stories I enjoyed are books by Anne Rice : )

  8. foong:
    which of Anne Rice's have you read? i have quite a collection of her as well. especially on vampires n witches. unfortunately, she no longer write about vampires, mostly random topics like god n angels lately.

  9. vampire stories are not my cup of tea. they look terrifying.

  10. life:
    ah, then perhaps it was the vampire that you drew in your mind that scares you most. vampire stories nowadays are no longer the typical human-slaying, blood-sucking beast.