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This is exactly half of the book. I can guarantee that it will change somewhat, getting chopped and edited as I tack on the last fifteen chapters. I'm trying to make sure everything lines up, that my characters make sense in what they say and do, and I also want more of a horror element and less of a dark fantasy tone.
In the chapters following this shared half, David will become a vampire, Mercer's war will hit the streets and bring the Shroud to its knees, the war of the dead will be looming just behind the current list of problems the vampires face as an entire species, and the six bloodlines will be fleshed out with characters introduced from each of them.
I'm very much looking forward to sharing the rest of the book, but for now, this is what I have that feels somewhat presentable. You would think after three years of doing this and one novel already under my belt that I would get rid of the "stage fright" that comes with self-consciously sharing your mind with the world, but I doubt it will ever disappear completely.
I'm still working on it, but vampires are very dear to me (as well as zombies), and I hope I can bring them back to their true element and give them the justice that Twilight slowly cheated them out of, one retarded sappy chapter after another.
Au revoir, and thanks for reading. I'll have more soon, as well as Necromaster and some more side-plots that run canon with the Liquid Blue universe.
Cogath dar marbh!
-Drew W / VH