Robert S. Wilson is the author of SHINING IN CRIMSON and FADING IN DARKNESS, books one and two of his dystopian vampire series: EMPIRE OF BLOOD. He is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor of BLOOD TYPE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF VAMPIRE SF ON THE CUTTING EDGE, a co-editor of HORROR FOR GOOD: A CHARITABLE ANTHOLOGY and NIGHTSCAPES: VOLUME 1, and lives in Middle Tennessee with his family and a silly obnoxious dog. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, online, and paper publications, and his cyberpunk/horror novella EXIT REALITY was chosen as one of e-thriller.com’s Thrillers of the Month in July 2013.
His debut fiction collection WHERE ALL LIGHT IS LEFT TO DIE is scheduled to release on September 23rd, 2014. He is currently working hard to finish a number of novels and novellas all at once like a blind juggler given knives and led into oncoming traffic.
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)