The Heart of Stone

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
Not everyone who turns is a victim. Not every victim needs to be turned.

During the 2nd World War, Halen Marcus survived horrors and nightmares most did not. But it was the horrors at home that would ultimately lead to his damnation.

A Gothic tale for vampire lovers everywhere. More
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Words: 20,870
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301558254
About Adam Knight

Before I got into anything else in my rather hectic life, I knew I was a writer.

From a young age trying to write stories about Star Wars, expanding on comic book theories - basically creating "FanFics" before there ever was such a term, I knew that writing was my true passion in life.

Now that I am adult (shudder) and have fallen off the written path a touch, I find myself here at SmashWords with a new hope, a new vigor.

In the next few months I expect to upload a few of my older, completed stories and novellas in the "free" section. With luck, these will gather your attention as I get a move on with the first complete manuscript I have written in 18 years.

But more on that later.

Check out the links provided. I am excited about writing again and making a real go of this. So many stories in my head.

I hope you love them as much as I do.

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Review by: Jim Roberts on Aug. 31, 2013 :
Once again, Adam Knight provides a unique take on a genre not known for its originality. Adam always brings a strong Canadian voice (specifically a Manitoba sensibility) to his writing that I find not only refreshing, but highly original, as he writes genres not often tackled by Canadian authors. Although I prefer Adam's talents in the Urban Fantasy genre more, I would look forward to a continuation to this unusual, but fascinating beginning of a story I would hope to become a series!
(review of free book)

Review by: Taby32 on Aug. 01, 2013 :
The Heart of Stone is an excellent read.
Straying from your typical romanticized vampire stories the author provides a refreshing look at mortality and its moral impacts.
I look forward to seeing more from this author.
(review of free book)

Review by: Steph Anne on July 31, 2013 :
Well, the ticker for me and vamp. stories just went up again. The Heart of Stone will now become number 4 on my list of good/great vampire stories that buck the norm and that I have had the pleasure and privilege of reading lately. Also, this novella ranks up in the +5 category, for me, if there were more stars available for ranking. The writing is clear, concise, flows along at a break neck pace and the author has a very distinct voice.

I already knew I was becoming a fan of Adam Knights work as I am currently reading the generous sample of Cowboy Ending/Book One of his Overdrive series and enjoying it. (and unless something goes horribly off track with the book, which I don't foresee occurring, I know I will be purchasing it at samples end. I would recommend folks pick that up as well.)

I can't say this story starts off with a bang--more like a punch in the face--which is a good thing. A very good thing. The language is forceful as is the character the reader first gets to know. Stick with it, don't worry, you're NOT supposed to like him and he isn't the main. Not that the main is any less in your face with strength of character, because he is but he is also powerfully well-developed, likable and you quickly find a soft spot in your heart for him. One thing I love and rarely find, even in books that are good, are bigger than life characters and this was full of them. Throw in a ton of action, good dialogue, raw and realness of Stone's past and you have a story you can't stop reading. And I didn't. Highly recommend and I will admit, I will be a tad heartbroken if there are no plans for more books starring this unique character.

Great job, Adam.
(review of free book)

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