Robert S. Wilson is the author of Shining in Crimson, the first novel in his dystopian vampire series Empire of Blood in which his vampires aren't affected by religious relics, don't become romantically involved with humans, and neither do they sparkle. He lives with his wife, kids, dog, and a rehabilitated evil cat in Tennessee.
Check out his blog at http://shiningincrimson.blogspot.com where you can listen to audio episodes of Shining in Crimson, compete in pop quizzes, or just read his ridiculously redundant ranting.
on Dec. 13, 2011 :
More than just a vampire story!
A woderful vapire tale that was scary and bone-chilling yet had a slight touch of compassion. Mr. Wilson created such complex characters that you can't help but form some sort of emotional attachment to them.
The story is not the typical vampire story where vamps go hunting for innocent victims and they are definitely not sparkly.
This is also a story about survival, discovering your strengths and weaknesses and coming to face with the things you have to do in order to survive. Survival from not only the vamps but from the very empire/country you love.
I would recommend this book to anyone. I can't wait for the second installment.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)