This story is for everyone--but not everyone is for this story.
It is a dangerous tale of times past. A love story full of deep seduction. A story of terrible longing and bold sacrifice.
Then as now, evil begins its courtship cloaked in light. And the heart embraces what it should flee. Forgetting it once had a truer lover.
With a kiss, evil will ravage body, soul, and mind. Yet there remains hope, because the heart knows no bounds.
Love will prove greater than lust. Sacrifice will overcome seduction. And blood will flow, because the battle for the heart is always violently opposed. For those desperate to drink deep from this fountain of life, enter.
But remember, not everyone is for this story.
- A Vampire Tale with a Christian Spin
If you have read The Circle Series, you will know of Dekker's fascination with blood. Here he unleashes the legend of Transalvania like never before. Complete with his usual contrast of raw human passions that haunt our imagination, Dekker probes the heart as his character seeks to find a path of redemption and salvation. Unfortunately, here, I don't think Dekker delivers. Great story, it just left me thinking that he should have done something different with the climactic conclusion. Perhaps I'm being too critical.
There is however, one thing that does, that did, bother me. In fiction, language and cultural context becomes a critical connection for the imagination. When 21st century terminology is used in an old world setting, it immediately distracts the reader. I've seen this with Francine rivers and other best selling authors. Perhaps we need some better editors?