|The Kaiserine's Champion by Derek Paterson|
|Vampire - Horror|
Publisher: Eggplant Literary Productions
Distribution: E-Book CD-Rom
Manfred was in a tavern one evening when in strolled Duke Wilhelm's guards, feisty and ready for trouble. They began picking on a young couple when Manfred intervened on their behalf. Needless to say the guards turned on Manfred, thus a fight ensuing. Manfred fighting for his life was capable of killing six of the guards before being beaten senseless and ending up in prison. Here is where his story begins he is waiting to be hanged when he is saved by one who wishes him to fight in the Arena. It is the Kaiserine's birthday Manfred is given the choice to go fight and provide the Kaiserine with entertainment or to hang. Of course how hard of a decision can it be, either, be hanged or fight, possibly win and thereby attaining your freedom and a bit of wealth to boot. Manfred has no idea when he agrees to all this that Orr Thenck has much more up his sleeve then a mere fight. Once at Orr Thenck's abode, Manfred finds out his exceptional strength in overcoming the guards was due to a vampire bite. Then he is told to drink blood in order to make him even stronger in order to fight better. Once Manfred wins a fight refusing to kill his opponent Manfred is then challenged by many. This is when much intrigue begins. Manfred is told he was brought to the arena in order to ferret out a very old vampire attempting to kill the Kaiserine. Manfred is then blackmailed into agreeing to the challenges. Many things happen during and after the fights. Many questions arise, such as who is the mysterious mute missing her hand? What connection does she have to the scar around the wrist of the Kaiserine? What horrible things have been done to Orr Thenck's guards that their faces are so scarred up? What happens if Manfred does win? Will he become human or completely vampire? Though I liked the story and it kept my attention, I thought it a bit short. I think it may have been expanded upon to make a much better and longer book. I would definitely like to see more from this author possibly a more expanded second book.
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