Title: Drayton, the Taker (Drayton #1)
Author: Tony Bertauski
Genres: Fantasy | Paranormal
Length: 70 pages | 688 locations
Source: Author Newsletter / Promotion on Amazon
Drayton does not know why he is the way he is. He only knows what he is compelled to do, which is to take human essence.
To balance his nature, he tries to atone by honouring his victims’ dying wish.
I absolutely love Tony Bertauski’s ability to come up with interesting new concepts. Even if they are not absolutely new, he has a way of recreating them into something unique.
Drayton the Taker is no exception. I was immediately taken by the story. It is so much more than a vampire’s tale, though there are similarities.
The way Drayton was introduced was incredibly well achieved and it set the pace for the narrative’s development.
It is remarkable how the author manages to depict each character so well in such a small story but the fact is we get a crystal clear idea of who they are and what moves them.
I was intrigued by the change in Drayton’s behaviour considering his past. I would have liked to know what triggered his sense of morale, but I can only hope the sequel(s) will explain that.
This is a brilliant introduction to a mysterious, dangerous character, who seems to also have a soft side and once again Bertauski does not disappoint.
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Disclaimer: I would like to thank the author for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Read on Nov 10th, 2016