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I was once the consort of queens, advisor to kings, and a prince among men. I sat to the right of each throne from the earliest, Scorpion King, to cleopatra VII, and the Ptolemaic Dynasty. After the fall of the Egyptian Empire, I remained undisturbed, feeding off the countless dead buried beneath the shifting sands, until now. I have been awakened by a half-born vampyre, Morderd Soulis. He is not pure, but a mixed breed of both mortal and immortal. I am told he is to be the savior of all mankind. He will champion the cause of humans in the centuries ahead. For now, he is no more than a young pup, and one sorely in need of much education on the way of the undead. He tries my patience, refuses to listen to my words, and asks more questions than there are stars in the sky, but he also amuses me. And so, I will reveal to him that whcih he longs to know. But you should always take care in what you wish for. the knowledge I bestow upon this impure creature could help him, or harm him. Only the endless march of time will tell!
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Leslie Burbank has been writing for over eight years. She currently resides in a suburb of Chicago.From Publishers Weekly:
Set in 1127 A.D., Burbank’s intriguing horror debut, the first of a series, injects new blood into the anemic vampire genre. Mordred Soulis, a former Crusader turned fledgling vamp, learns that he’s not quite immortal and may become the savior of all mankind. Soulis is "made" in the desert by Vlad, a demonic "vampyre," after a terrible battle, then rescued by the Knights Templar, a renegade order of holy warriors. The sexy Soulis (he later seduces 12 virgins in one night) learns that he has become a "soul stealer" and "the Chosen One" who must destroy the evil Vlad, even if the task takes centuries. Despite flat prose that struggles between sounding historically authentic and oddly contemporary, the text generates a madcap energy that’s impressive even when it becomes a little overheated. Though the author fails to suggest the mystery of Bram Stoker or the stylish eroticism of Anne Rice, this wacky mix of Egyptian legend with Templar and Celtic lore will delight fans who don’t take the whole subject too seriously. Pen-and-ink illustrations by Adam Mock enliven the narrative.
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