The vampire, Lazarus Kalon, is on his way back to Atlanta to liberate his treasure before the city falls to Sherman's army. Sick from a prolonged thirst, Lazarus, encounters three rebel deserters in the Appalachians. The vampire anti-hero closes in on the deserters, intending only to feed his thirst. Yet, Lazarus’is soon overcome by the supernatural awareness that one of tThe vampire, Lazarus Kalon, is on his way back to Atlanta to liberate his treasure before the city falls to Sherman's army. Sick from a prolonged thirst, Lazarus, encounters three rebel deserters in the Appalachians. The vampire anti-hero closes in on the deserters, intending only to feed his thirst. Yet, Lazarus’is soon overcome by the supernatural awareness that one of these soldiers may be worthy of the immortal gift....
|Title||:||The Blood of Cowards|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||16 Pages|
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The Blood of Cowards Reviews
The Blood of Cowards is an impressive example of a successful short story, where each word is carefully chosen and each sentence fits perfectly together to compose a harmonious and powerful story.The story unfolds with a vivid description of the surroundings, which makes you feel like standing right next to the vampire Lazarus, hearing the gunfire and smelling the stench of war, but also perceiving the beauty of the countryside.The plot, a vampire preying on three deserted soldiers and considering turning one of them, is fascinating in its simplicity, yet at the same time exceptional in its stunning outcome.Reading The Blood of Cowards was a real pleasure and I admire the author's eloquence. Words like: "with a delicious stab of pain", "...emerald peaks surrounded the black water like a titan guard", "...like a wave of red paint crashing against my brain" created perfectly clear mental images with an amazing effortlessness.Watering your mouth, this short story makes you wish for a full-length novel about the life and destiny of Lazarus Kalon, vampire.
Great short story. When I reached the end, I wished there was more.
A Vampire with a Dilemma… or two‘The Blood of Cowards’ introduces Lazarus Kalon, a supremely powerful vampire, to the world of fiction. In this exploit, Lazarus finds himself starved for blood whilst caught up amidst the violence at the end of the American Civil War in the south east state of Georgia. There is plenty of food available but it has its risks and then there’s the little matter of hanging onto his hoarded treasure. Dilemmas abound in this journey into the lonely mind of a blood-sucker. As with Matt Cole’s other two short stories, this tale excels in character creation and descriptive narrative. The author has a flair for the colourful sentence and it suits his genre well.This story reads like the first part of many adventures to follow and I hope that Matt Cole continues with these excellently worded gems of horror. Bram Stoker would be proud of the evolution of his creation.I actually read ‘Ghost Drums’ before this and realised that it was the wrong chronological order. It didn’t spoil my enjoyment but I would advise anyone else to read this first.
The Blood of Cowards is another dark fantasy short story from author Matt Cole. Mr. Cole sent me a copy of this title for review and as this is a short story, my review will be a short one to avoid blowing any plot lines. As with my feelings on his short story Abode of the Damned, I was very impressed with Matt Cole’s imagery. He’s definitely got a natural talent for painting a picture. The Blood of Cowards is another one that pulls you in right away and keeps you interested. I was highly impressed with the story.My only hang up with The Blood of Cowards was I felt the ending was a bit lackluster. It really didn’t do the rest of this fabulously written story justice. However, I would ask that you not let that deter you from giving the story a try.Overall, I am giving The Blood of Cowards 3 stars. A solid story and worth a read.
This was a good sort story.The characters were interesting and the plot was good.This book was a good reading.