It's evil versus evil in a showdown of wits and will when the most ancient and wicked of forces challenge the most powerful and ruthless of modern vampires.
Meet Renzo Von Klatas, a proud immortal who across two centuries of blood and death wonders if there still is some shred of human emotion inside of him, when he faces the unexpected by an ancient evil force who seems to be as powerful as he is. An evil force with the perfect bait; the secret of how to turn immortals back into mortals in exchange for Renzo's soul.
"Immortality is not easy" - says Renzo several times in the book more as a warning than an explanation. The fact of conquering death must have a powerful effect inside the mind. How an immortal of any kind could believe in any type of deities, beliefs, myths or any other human concept regarding the afterlife? In the same way, how come someone who defies all laws of nature and those of physics can validate an improbability like that "it" we call soul? That's the core of "Eternal Darkness, Blood King."
From the beginning the story sounds familiar; the vampire with a story to tell, but all similarities end when the plot quickly transforms into something deeper with an array of fascinating characters; like Frank Lopez, a seventy year old alcoholic, cannibal and psychic whose mental power only increases by the consumption of human flesh; specially if it comes from children. Also, Jason Drake and Julia Saravova; Renzo's loyal protégés and eternal twenty something vampires with a taste for violence. Maximilian Hunter; an ex-USMC captain on a man-hunt trying to stop Renzo without fully realizing what he's getting himself into. The young Lucy Buren; a gifted artists and Renzo's business associate who knows the truth about Renzo but refuses to walk away from their friendship. Erika Foster; a tragic teenager with a mysterious past and on a mission. Jean Charles Reneu and Amy Harlow; a pair of millionaire "collectors" obsessed with capturing Renzo and unlock the mystery of his immortality, and a tactical unit of mercenaries trying to destroy "the most dangerous of all creatures" are the elements of this vampire epic tale.
When Renzo decides to trade his soul he asks;"who cares to whom my inexistent soul belongs to when I will go on living forever?” The answer to his question will take the reader to a surprising journey beyond faith, the mysteries of immortality and time itself.
"Eternal Darkness, Blood King" is a true feast for all vampire lovers, and a new take on the immortal lore with unexpected twists and turns that will leave the reader asking for more.
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Published December 13, 2012
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.