Blood & Fire (V-Wars #2) ★☆☆☆☆

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Title: Blood & Fire
Series: V-Wars #2
Editor: Jonathan Maberry
Rating: 1 of 5 Stars
Genre: SF
Pages: 292
Words: 106.5K


A collection of short stories that continue the look at vampires as they manifest throughout the world and how they and the humans of the world react.

My Thoughts:

A big fat sigh. Some more graphic sex, some more “vampires are just people” and some more of everything I complained about from the first book.

In many ways, it felt like the various authors were writing their own take on vampires without consulting the editor or having any master plan. One author presents them as soulless horrors who have lost all their humanity while another presents them as more human than the humans around them. It was a very mixed message.

Jonathan Maberry, the editor, has his own series called Joe Ledger, that’ll I’ll be checking out. I ran across a short story or two featuring Ledger that I enjoyed, so I’m hoping I’ll have better luck with that.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

25 thoughts on “Blood & Fire (V-Wars #2) ★☆☆☆☆

  1. Darn, but it it sounded so good! I love books about vampires, but most of the ones I’ve read always have that type of content. Better luck on your next read!

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        1. I know, I really feel for you. You come here for some intelligent review and then you get trash like this.

          But no worries. Because before long you’ll see such gems as Wolf Warrior: Strixhaven Alliance and then that classic, Mirrodin Besieged: The Rise of Phyrexia…..


            1. Well, considering I stole the names from the Magic the Gathering, it wouldn’t surprise me if there WERE books. MTG used to produce lore as much as just the game, but it hasn’t been that way for close to a decade now.

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  2. I can’t imagine trying to handle so many authors too though. I see them as “artists” in a collection and to ask to align themselves to one cohesive vision would probably require some kind of reestablished deal between all. This one seems to have omitted that and just left everyone go free-for-all…

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