Arkyne, Story of a Vampire: Reviews and Links

Arkyne, Story of a Vampire

 

LINKS TO PURCHASE

Amazon United Kingdom

 Amazon USA

Signed copies are also available by contacting the author HERE

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REVIEWS

“A gripping story, combining Celtic magic with horror and adding its own twist to the vampire genre. This is far from just another vampire story, far from a love story and takes the reader to new realms altogether. The tradition-swathed Irish island of Inis Mor provides the perfect backdrop, as a dark history envelops two young lovers and the fearsome, but compelling, daemon Lucius is unleashed. Farrell is an exceptional story-teller, her characters vivid and winning our hearts from the start, even, perhaps, when we know we shouldn’t! Inis Mor is alive on the pages, the sense of history and foreboding at times claustrophobic and everything we would want from a book. The underlying menace is constant, the story and setting highly original and the cast of characters a delight. This would certainly appeal to Anne Rice fans and is likely to generate a massive fan base for Caroline Farrell.” [Lissa Oliver]

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“A powerful tale that combines wonderfully drawn characters with a real sense of place and time. This was a truly gripping read and will appeal to all even if you don’t think the genre is for you. The author sets this story of love and loss against the backdrop of one of Ireland’s most beautiful islands and her descriptive powers transport us there amongst the craggy rocks and wild, windy cliff tops. I’d thoroughly recommend this book as an introduction to Caroline Farrell’s talent.” [B. O’Reilly]

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“I read this in two sittings and enjoyed it thoroughly, even though this would not normally be a genre I would choose.
It is pacy and slips comfortably between different time lines. The characters are engaging and you get a wonderful sense of landscape with powerful descriptions. There is a dark side to it that is disturbing yet it draws you in so that you have to keep going. Great writing and terrific holiday reading.” [C. Broughal]

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“Great read, that keeps you hooked to the end and ready for the next novel! My first vampire novel but the mix of magic and Irish culture was also there.” [Catherine Fish]

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“This was the fastest book I have ever read. It annoyed me when I had to leave it down(4 times). The words used painted such a vivid and powerful scene. That, and the story itself kept me glued to the seat and my eyes fixed on each page. Absolutely loved this powerful read!!!” [Martin Corcoran]

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“A fantastic novel, my kind of book, vampires and witches. Recommend this fantasy book to everyone who enjoys fantasy.” Pat [Goodreads]

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“If you like Anne Rice, this is for you. A great read and beautifully written, incredibly visual.” [Niamh Boyce]

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“Excellent Irish Fright-Fest – couldn’t put it down.” ]M. Corrigan]

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“I think people should know how beautiful this story is; when something is worth reading we must spread the news – Arkyne, story of a Vampire was brilliant! I don’t read Vampire novels but this one had a unique touch to it, like a sprinkle of magical realism! It was filled with heartfelt characters with distinct yearnings. I couldn’t put it down. Caroline writes in a poetic way – parallel structure, with deep multi-levels. She captivated my mind, bringing her story to life! I was hooked, and intrigued from the very first pages. With her vivid scenes, and colorful details; it all comes to life. I found myself glued to the moment to moment organic sentences! Worth reading! No doubt about it.”

[Maria Fokas]

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An exciting vampire tale for horror fans. [D. Butler]

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“Awesome read very deep loved from beginning to ending of story loved how it went thru generations.”

[Jo Ann Boothy]

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Arkyne, story of a Vampire: The feedback…

The first part of the novel is written, posted and has been read by some incredibly cool people, and I am very happy to share the feedback I have been receiving since posting chapter one. However, if you sent me feedback via a private message, I haven’t included it here, as I am not sure you would want me to share it. If you are okay with your thoughts on my novelistic efforts going ‘public’ though, let me know!  Also, feedback can be added here, in the comments box below this post.

I’ve said it already, but am always happy to repeat that I really appreciate the Reader feedback, and I hope that you will keep checking in for the next phase. The encouragement so far is mind-blowing, and so important to me. There is little point in carrying out this experimental adventure unless there are Readers on the other side to LIKE, LOVE or — heaven help me — even HATE it! [If that were to be the case, I would be happy to take pride that I was, at least, stirring up some emotion!]

I will be working on the next part of the story, starting with Chapter Ten, RETURN, but first, I think it might be good for me, and for the story, to take a little break.

 

“Am enjoying it very much, and look forward to each new chapter.” B.O’R.

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“Good work, more please.” M.M.

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“Lovely, Caroline. Very intriguing.” M.R.

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“I read chapter one….vivid and beautifully written Caroline…I’ll be back for more.” M.F.

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“Keep it coming!” B.G.

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“Enjoying this, its turning v ann rice, in a good way.” N.B.

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“Loved the build up in all five chapters, and this world you are wonderfully creating in my mind, setting the scene, and whetting my appetite for chapter 6.” D.F.

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“What I read so far is awesome would love to have the whole thing in hand“. J.A.B.

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“Quite impressive.” T.B.

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“This is very good. I followed your blog! I like the dialogue and the period atmosphere, both are suggestive but not too thick if you know what I mean. I did notice that you have a habit of make authorial comments on the characters, which can work if it’s consistent, but some readers might find it distracting. It does draw attention to the fact that you’re reading a story rather than pulling you in, so you might want to consider that. Otherwise, I’d say it’s pretty strong!” B McK.

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