Tomoiya’s Story: Escape to Darkness by C.A. King

Title: Tomoiya’s Story: Escape to Darkness

Author: C.A. King

Rating: 4/5

Synopsis:

From the Author of The Portal Prophecies books, comes the anticipated new series: Tomoiya’s Story.

This series is the perfect addition to any Vampire fan’s collection.

Space travel. To some it is an advancement; a way to meet new races, learn new traditions; explore new cultures – a chance to expand the mind with knowledge of the unknown. To others, it is nothing more than a new outlet of resources to exploit and destroy. To the naive and trusting it is a recipe for disaster. The question of whether or not venturing into the realm of the stars is worthwhile, is a topic that will be argued for generations to come.

The Universe – vast and never ending. It recycles within itself. What happened before comes full circle and occurs again. Some call it fate – others destiny.

Two different ages – Two vampire princesses.

Two stories – one written in a book – the other about to begin.

Escape To Darkness tells the tale of Allaynie, a vampire whose tears are worth a fortune. A chance meeting on her wedding day changes her whole existence.
and
Woden, a man to whom greed is merely good business. Hunting is his trade. He’ll do anything to collect her unique tears for profit, even chase her into darkness.

This novella explores an alternate explanation for the myths and legends that surround modern day Vampires and can be read as a stand alone story.

Review:

C.A. King is the master of imagination.  Both Tomoiya’s Story: Escape to Darkness and her series, The Portal Prophecies, are highly original and are incomparable to any other literary works.  Tomoiya’s Story is easily one of my new favorite series, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the installments once they are released.

The best part about King’s writing is that she knows how to transport the reader into her world, and she doesn’t make the reader feel as though they are an outsider.  Her carefully crafted words made the story spring to life, and I ripped through this novel within a day.  King took the somewhat overused concept of the vampire and turned it into something all her own.  In this day and age it is hard to write a vampire novel without having it sound like a story that has already been done, but King gave this story life and she made it fly.  She took vampires and turned them on their head by creating her own myths, and her ideas can clearly become classics in the near future.  I was overjoyed by her fresh take on this mystical being, and her story did not disappoint.

King used a descriptive form of writing that is not easy to find anymore, and I fell in love with the way that she created artistic wording.  One of my favorite quotes from her novel is as follows:

“The corners of his slightly parted lips pushed upwards forming a rather unnerving smile.”

Her descriptions made her characters come alive, and I felt as though they were in the room with me as I read.

If you are looking for a new vampire novel that is nothing like anything else in its genre, then I highly suggest Tomoiya’s Story: Escape to Darkness.  It has made me believe in the vampire genre once again.

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