John R. Brade
Night Publishing 2011
Peter thinks he is just an ordinary seventeen year old boy. It turns out, Peter is Cragus, Lord of the Vampyres. Little did Cragus know he was being swept into a genocidal war between the Goths, Warlocks, and the Dragons. Peter has no idea his training in an elite school for the Establishment is going to come in handy. Unfortunately, Peter had been expelled from school because he was accused of killing his best friend.
Peter falls for a dark and brooding Goth named Sal Dark. She leads Peter though a portal between earth and another planet called Hellogon. The situation gets sticky because Vampyres just don't associate with the Goths; not alone having a relationship with them. Life gets interesting for the pair and Peter is not completely sure he can trust Sal.
This book takes you on a rather fantastical journey that takes you to a world where our laws do not come into play. The book takes off very slowly and is really hard to get into because it seems to go no where for the longest time. After reading about a third of the book, the storyline starts moving in a forward direction; but there is not a lot of action in this story so it just seems to take forever to get anywhere. There is your usual love spats, jealousy over another woman, men throwing their weight around, pettiness of women, and some sexual encounters thrown in the mix. Toss in some gargoyles, dragon's eggs and a little bit of arson into the mix and you have a rather unusual story. All in all it was not a bad read; but I found it a little difficult to follow at times.
I wish to thank Tim Roux from Night Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated in any way except for being provided a copy of the book.
I give Lord Cragus 3 out of 5 stars