Cherie Stokes


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Smashwords book reviews by Cherie Stokes

  • I Eat Butterflies: Tales of Vampires, Mages & Mutants on April 11, 2011

    The book "I Eat Butterflies" is in fact 3 different stories. The first "The Brides" was a fantastically written story about the Brides of Dracula. It is dark, sinister and clever. It was almost like a cross between an old school horror book, the TV show Dexter (yes the one about the serial killer) and a cop show. I think because of this it appealed to me, being a fan of all of these. The second story "Merlin's Knot" was a complex but excellent story. The story revolves around an old magical Celtic code being unraveled and giving one man access to Merlin's Book, which of course then brings magic and power. Once found, the many groups who have been searching for the same book all come out of the woodwork to try to get their hands on it. All of the groups are interesting in their own right, using various styles of magic to track down the new owner of the book. The other thing that I loved about this story was that amongst all this ancient magic was the technology of artificial intellegence. Certainly my favourite of all three stories. The third book "Velocity Syndrome" was correctly described as "An Orwellian take on the near future, set in Seattle, where there are groups of low-powered mutants, humans have chips in their brains, and the world is drowning". Whilst interesting and well written, this kind of story really isn't my cup of tea so I didn't enjoy it as much compared to the first two. A worthy read - I enjoyed it.