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Do you miss the classic gothic tales where vampires were not the nice and romantic beings they are today in most fantasy novels? Then “Memoirs of the Damned” is the right book for you. It is the story of a lost soul, of a man whose whole life was a tragedy, and who chose a different kind of death when given the opportunity. Why do I say a different kind of death? Because Yasir Hayat’s vampires have all the features of the classic beasts: they are hideous, they can’t see their own reflection in the mirror, their heart doesn’t beat, and they are strong, but dead inside. As you read the novel, you’ll start wondering if a normal death wouldn’t have been a better option for the main character, than an eternal life as a monster.
Andross Ameliyo seems to have been cursed since his birth. After both his parents die, he is sent to a children’s workplace, where he is beaten and insulted until he can’t take it anymore and runs away. A wealthy gentleman finds him and takes him under his care, acting just like a father. Things seem to get better for Andross, and his protector even marries him off to his lovely daughter, Alisha. But when the man dies of a heart attack and Alisha falls victim to the plague, Andross finds himself alone in the world again. This time it’s even harder for him to rebuild his life, because he has known love and happiness. However, he is given a second chance when he meets a stranger who is like no man he has ever seen. He is a vampire, and he asks Andross to make a choice: become immortal and drink human blood, or continue his painful, pathetic existence.
What would you choose if you were in Andross’ place? That’s right… immortality. Maybe out of curiosity, or in hope that your life would change. But Andross chooses it because he believes that nothing can be worse than his current state. He goes through a complete transformation and becomes Crimson, the demonic assassin of redemption, as his master names him. He becomes a ruthless beast who can kill anyone his master asks him to kill without feeling remorse, but a beast who can still have feelings for a beautiful woman.
“Memoirs of the Damned” is a fascinating novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is the perfect choice for all fans of the gothic and horror genres, focusing on themes like revenge, sorrow, rage and redemption. It is impossible not to feel sorry for Andross, who has suffered so much during his mortal life, and wish to see him find the peace he deserves.
The book is free on Amazon from 5/13 to 5/17, so be sure to note this down in your calendar and visit the site to download your copy.
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