Title: Mother of Miscreants
Author: Jennifer Greylyn
In: Evolve (Nancy Kilpatrick)
Rating Out of 5: 3.5 (Liked this)
My Bookshelves: Easy reading, Vampires
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: “I need a little break,” she told Lionel, rising gracefully from her chair and glancing meaningfully at the young-seeming man who’d called her mother.
She is the mother of all vampires, and now, with a little help from her new book, she is working on reconnecting with her children.
This was a different take on the creation of vampires – that they were created by Lilith (the first wife of Adam). That they don’t have to feed on blood. That they are just not understanding their given gifts in the world. It was certainly a take that I enjoyed and found quite refreshing.
I normally find it a little difficult to love vampires – they prey upon humans, and I don’t really find this romantic, classy or fun. So having a short story that says that they don’t have to do this, and still maintains that sense of mystery. I really liked the ideal. Actually, it would be incredibly easy to expand on this and create a full-blown series or, at the very least, novel. Especially since it’s such a novel idea (horrible pun intended).
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