Book Review: Kavachi’s Rise by Mike Kearby

  • Review: Kavachi’s Rise
  • Series: —
  • Author: Mike Kearby
  • No of Pages: 198
  • Release Date: September 1st 2012 by Damnation Books


A Dark Secret. Thomas Morehart and his sister, Kara are vampyre, not the undead, but creatures evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to mimic their prey, man. Then – rescued from a Nazi Prison Camp, Thomas and Kara are brought to the U.S. and forced to work inside government-owned mortuaries. Now -betrayed by the government sixty-seven years later, Thomas and Kara are in a race against time to transform back to their feral states or risk Exsanguination by government sanctioned hit squads.

My thoughts:

I read this during a read a thon in October and I have to say it was the perfect time to read this! This is a really great fall or halloween read, or if you’re someone like me, year round!

What I really enjoyed about this book is that it’s not just vampires, it goes back generations and sorta explains the vampyre but more importantly what these vampyres can and can not do. Mike Kearby gives it all to us right on the page and if you’re a gore lover like me, you’ll love, love, LOVE this.

The idea of vamps being nearly extinct is amazing but especially when it comes to these two. I won’t give any detail away but it really is a fascinating read. A real page turner. The only downside I had was that the plot was there but I felt like it was really missing something. The whole geography thing I didn’t understand, but I could have missed something with not wanting to stop reading so fast. All the horror, blood and guts that you expect from a vamp novel were there but I think for this to get a five from me I would want to know more about what these two want. Other than to not die, of course!

But even with that said, it was a really fast read, totally a do not put this down kind of book. Loved it.

About the author:

From Wikipedia: Mike Kearby (born 1952) is an American novelist and inventor. Since 2005, Kearby has published ten novels, one graphic novel, and written two screenplays: (2011) Boston Nightly, with fellow writer Paul Bright and (2012) The Devouring. Boston Nightly is scheduled for filming in the spring of 2013.

Kearby was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, and received a B.S. from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in 1972. He taught high school English and reading for 10 years and created “”The Collaborative Novella Project”” The project allows future authors to go through the novel writing process from idea to published work.

“”Ambush at Mustang Canyon”” was a finalist for the 2008 Spur Awards.

“”A Hundred Miles to Water”” was awarded the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Best Adult Fiction.

“Texas Tales Illustrated” was awarded the 2012 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Best YA Non-Fiction.

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Do you guys read horror year round? What is your favorite monster?

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