Wednesday, 30 June 2010

URBAN FANTASY DEBUT REVIEW: Uprising - Scott G Mariani


A new war is dawning! For millennia, the vampires walked the earth undetected, feasting on humans in keeping with ancient tradition. In the Information Age, vampires realised they must be more careful to avoid detection. In the late 20th century they created the global Vampire Federation to police vampire activity, with special agents like Alex Bishop authorised to hunt down her own kind who break the laws. The old traditions are history. But not all vampires bow down to Federation rule. When rebel vampire Gabriel Stone declares war against them, Alex and her team are plunged into danger. Police inspector Joel Solomon, haunted by a secret terror of vampires, discovers a series of corpses left behind by Stone's bloodthirsty gang. As he and Alex are drawn together in an unlikely alliance between human and vampire, the race begins to destroy the evil Stone before his uprising tears their world apart.


If you’re after a new vampire title then this could be the one for you. It’s got action, it’s a thriller and theres a good dollop of mystery. Add to the mix that its action all the way and it could be a title to hit that itch that’s been there since you’ve wanted more hardcore Underworld action than Twilight angst.

Add to the mix a pretty good pace, some reasonable dialogue an weaponry to make even the most hardcore fan drool and its definitely a title that will impress. I had fun and with something pretty easy to pick up for reading pleasure will be one for readers looking to introduce an action fan to the genre.


Michelle said...

Sounds like an interesting Vamp book. Rare these days.

Bea said...

Sounds intriguing. I'll have to see if my library has it.

Dan the Kiwi said...

Just finished this book and am pleased to report that it was fantastic! Typical of his style, Mariani's foray into the vampire genre is a fast paced, well researched and hugely entertaining read. This walks all over the Twilight dribble...this is a real action / vampire novel! Can't wait for the sequel.