Sometimes, death is just the beginning.It's 1811, the spring wind blowing out of the western desert heralds disaster for the Mamluks of Egypt. Cairo is tearing itself apart in its struggle for modernization. Amym, a former Georgian slave soldier, seizes an opportunity to secure the freedom of the woman he loves. He must navigate the political unrest of a nation in turmoilSometimes, death is just the beginning.It's 1811, the spring wind blowing out of the western desert heralds disaster for the Mamluks of Egypt. Cairo is tearing itself apart in its struggle for modernization. Amym, a former Georgian slave soldier, seizes an opportunity to secure the freedom of the woman he loves. He must navigate the political unrest of a nation in turmoil and risks more than just his life to be with his childhood sweetheart. But the political intrigue and violence of an unstable nation force him to flee the only home he has ever known and fall into the grips of an evil that has lain in hiding for centuries. Will he find a way for them to be together while those around them die, or will he fall under the sway of a far reaching society of ancient, blood thirsty khafash?...
|Title||:||amym the mamluk who defied death new york vampire 1 5|
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|Number of Pages||:||153 Pages|
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amym the mamluk who defied death new york vampire 1 5 Reviews
4 defy me if you dare starsAmym is a former Georgian slave soldier, whose star began to align. Finally in a position to secure a fruitful future and sets the plan in motion to free the woman he loves.In a time where it is all about political power, one must play his hand with a level head, patiently and expertly. But fate has other plans in store for Amym, and he must decide if saving all he cares about and those who rely on him is worth the ultimate sacrifice. Amym invites you back in time, back to " 1811, the spring wind blowing out of the western desert heralds disaster for the Mamluks of Egypt. Cairo is tearing itself apart in its struggle for modernization." This is a novella that tells the tale of Amym's past and how he became the man he is today. It had a little bit of everything from history to fantasy, sexual pleasures, action and political play. The beginning took a bit of acclimating for me, but any book that paints a new world where everything is brand new; the time, the places and the language, there is always bound to be some sort of learning curve. But as soon as you get into the groove the story takes off and you are left in awe of fates wicked sense of humor. Awesome addition to the New York Vampire series, and lucky for us there is more to come! Copy kindly provided by the author, for an honest review.***Quotes above are taken from the version of the book I received and may differ from published edition.
AMYM: The Mamluk Who Defied Death (1.5 in the New York Vampire Series) is a new novel/story by K.D. McQuain!!I'm very honored that K.D. McQuain sent me this story/novel (how long have I been doing reviews and I never get the correct wording for what a book technically is) and I was super excited to pick it up! I had to hold back since I was busy and had to actually "adult", so when it was finally my day off it was one of the first things on my to-do list!!I love the font that the chapter numbers are written in - it doesn't affect the story, but the vibe and style it gives it is excellent! K.D. McQuain is one of those authors that you don't really hear about, but when you come in touch with his work you are BLOWN AWAY. Not only does this man write a great fantasy/vampire novel, but his erotic/romance scenes are beyond what I expect from someone writing a vampire novel. You don't see very many authors who can combine multiple genres (if you wish to word it that way) together. His story telling is so descriptive, and not in a bad way. It's not like layers and layers of adjectives, it's as if you are in the story. And he's only on "book two" of his writing career? That's hard to believe! The talent radiating out of this author is absolutely ridiculous.It gives me a Game of Thrones kind of vibe, but these stories are so much easier to get through. There's paranormal aspects, the vampire side (obviously), some action/adventure, and steamy scenes. I find the plots and subplots of this story work well with each other. Amym wanting to rule, his relationship with Ketevan, his relationship with his mistress, and the general "day to day" life of Amym all work together and weave together perfectly in this short story. I didn't find myself getting bored or confused like I have in other stories that are written in similar fashions.The only part of these stories I have "issues" with is all the terminology. I'm okay with going back through a previous book or looking up words I don't know, but I'm not sure if all readers will be okay with that. The lore and mythology of these stories are one of the great aspects that I enjoy, but some readers may not be as interested in all the terminology that appears in these novels.Overall, this book was great! I really enjoyed reading another tale in the New York Vampire series and I can't wait for more K.D. McQuain to give us some more books to read!!Four out of five stars.
AMYM: The Mamluk Who Defied Death (ARC) was graciously provided to me by the author, K.D. McQuain for an honest review.While the overall premise of this book was excellent (rescuing one's love), and while I adore Amym and his Keti, due to a majority of events in this book, I am unable to leave a review because it has left me so annoyed and upset. This will be the extent of my review. And this will be a first. *As I sit here to allow some of the dust to settle regarding how I felt about this story, and still do feel, and steam did rise, I have returned to leave, while not the typical kind of review, but beneficial information for future books as well as for any future reader. If you are the type of reader who enjoys reading stories, "as is," stories which are filled with absolutely heartbreaking, historic, and, erotic scenes, then this might be something for you to read. If you are into strong, intelligent, and good looking warriors who truly love their childhood sweetheart, both of whom deserve their eternity together, then this is the story for you. "Her eyes are my wine, her voice is like sweet basil, and her cheek has the blush of the rose which contents me... Thank you my love. I will hold the memory of these moments as tightly as I would hold you, until we can be together again." Amym to his Keti...says it all.
This tells the origin story of Amym, his loves, his life and losses, and what brought him to the place we meet him in NYV: PUNK. I hope you enjoy it.
A great book that I enjoyed so much! a must have