Real Vampires May Not Be What You Thought...
For centuries people have always viewed vampires as monsters! They can only go outside at night, be killed with a stake through the heart and harmed by garlic and holy water. They have no reflections, sleep in coffins and drain humans of all their blood to stay alive. As Alex Keen is told about the past of Geannifer Whitlence he quickly learns that all of the myths, legends and stories about vampires that we were told about were all just lies covering up the truth. Even the name they go by; Vampires! They’re called Eidelon, they live out their lives every day alongside the human race with many similarities. They have different races/clans, they live with rulers, leaders and followers. They even have laws and a legal system of their own. The most forbidden law, is to not kill anyone from the human race. While they do have to feed off of humans to live, they do not have to kill them in order to do so. In present day Geannifer Whitlence is an Eidelon in the Azeron clan possessing many talents and abilities that no other Eidelon is capable of. Roliath is in a sense an origin story of how she became who she is today. How she met Devon, her life-long partner since Roliath’s beginning; Andrea, her best friend and progeny and all of the Eidelon that still travel with her in present day and how their life-long battle with the Osirians began.
5 Stars - Loved It! Easy Page Turner!I am addicted and I am hooked.
Once I found a few moments of my chaotic life to settle down and turn a few pages I couldn't stop. I found myself, on my tiny 15 minute breaks and short 30 minute lunches at work, with my nose in the book leaving food spills and cheesy fingerprints on the pages. I took every minute I could find to absorb myself in the world of Roliath. I kept finding myself hoping for certain things to happen, getting an adrenaline rush during the action and falling in love right along with the characters. And for a few of the other characters, I find I want to run to the store and pick up the book of their story, I want more. I wasn't finished when the book ended and now find myself wandering aimlessly (feels like it anyway lol) trying to figure out what to do with all those extra minutes of time I have now. As my break is now ending, and I still somehow managed to fill it with Roliath, I can get back to work and hope I don't have to wait too long until I can once again have the company of some amazing Eidelon to fill my few minutes of empty time during the day. Can't wait for the next!
5 Stars - Vampires.....Witches.....Ghosts.....Paranormal Creatures....Amazing Read!!!!
Roliath kind of puts me in the mind of Interview with a Vampire because Roliath is a story; a true story of the life of Eidelon Geannifer Whitlence as she tells it in her own words to a reporter Alex.Geannifer Whitlence is out walking one night when she comes upon her best friend Brenna who has been attacked by what she has not idea. While Geannifer is trying to talk to her friend in her last minutes Brenna’s husband finds them and thinks that Geannifer is the one who attacked Brenna and takes her to jail.But Geannifer is lucky and finds a way to escape. Later she wakes up in the middle of nowhere with three guys who try to kill her but Geannifer gets lucky and kills two of them and after she takes care of the third one she throws him into a ravine.She later finds an old abandon house and stays there for a few days trying to recover from her attack. While there a man shows up and he knows what is wrong with Geannifer and why she is so tried. He tells her that she is now an Eidelon and he teaches her how to live her life now and how to survive as an Eidelon.After Geannifer and Arghan part ways she finds an old abandon town and decides to make this her home so she moves into one of the homes and starts remodeling. It is not long before humans and Eidelon show up and want to move to the town and before she knows it she has her own little city.Some of these people are Devon Glayson, Trevor Louce, Dillion and Kenneth when they find out that Geannifer is an Eidelon and that she is the Mayor as well as the Eminence of Roliath they decide that they want to live there as well and become a part of the community.Geannifer and Devon hit it off real quick like and things start to heat up real quick like between the two. But Geannifer has other things she has to deal with like entities in her town as well as being attacked by Osirians. The Osirians have been after Geannifer for a very long time. They are a life-long enemy of hers one that she didn’t know about it. They are ready to end the little games they have been playing with Geannifer all these years. But the Osirians don’t know who exactly it is they are messing with. Osirians think they are going to end Geannifer but they are in for a surprise. Geannifer is a lot stronger than they think. Besides you don’t miss with the people Geannifer loves and get by with it.Once I started reading Roliath I didn’t want to put it down it pulled me in right from the beginning and didn’t let go until I read the last page. Well actually it hasn’t let go yet. I am waiting on more. Well at least I hope there will be more stories about the Eidelon’s and Geannifer and Devon as well as all the other characters.I highly recommend Roliath to anyone who loves to read about vampires, witches and other paranormal creatures. With Roliath you get a mixture of it all and I think that is probably what makes it so amazing.
"I loved to go on reading Geannifer who is Eidelon (the name vampire used for themselves)’s life story with time to time Alex asking questions. It was lovely, funny to read. To have Alex asking questions we want to ask or didn’t know we wanted to ask was nice :) This was amusing way to make us familiar with Eidelon’s World. Until some nervous or exciting events began to happen, I read this book with a smile on my face. Some of Alex questions make me laugh (little loudly) even when I’m reading from my phone in bus :)))
If you would like to read fantasy, panormal genre novel with strong female protagonist who won’t make you mad or angry with some nonsense act. You should give a chance for his novel. In vampire stories that I read, female character will be weak or have some irritating personality and because of it you wouldn’t want to go on reading or would be annoyed all the time because of her :(. Geannifer isn’t any of this and she is absolutely lovely but if I have to say any bad thing about her would be she always think herself guilty ^_^. I just can’t explain enough about Geann and her character just she is lovely.:)"
"I loved how Devon and Geann talking each other it was funny :) I usually liked way events go on but Geann handle everything just too neatly for my bad habit liking things when it little chaotic. I can’t say I didn’t like because I loved the way story go on. Just I had a feeling something was missing.
In this book first one in The Eidelon Series we met with Geannifer learn about her abilities and her world with a entertaining way. Highly recommended and I can’t wait to read other books in this series"
Roliath by Amber Schunk Clubb breaks vampire stereotypes with this intriguing literary take. Alex is a reporter pulled into a case by his friend Steve to find a woman named Geannifer, based on a photo from the 1800s, and she may or may not be immortal. When he meets Geannifer, she looks exactly like the old photo, but she can’t really be a vampire, can she? During an impromptu interview, Alex learns that vampires (as we know them) are called Eidelon and they aren’t the bloodthirsty seducers history has painted them. They have clans and laws. They blend into human society. As Geannifer tells her story, Alex learns not only her origins, but the origin of a town called Roliath.
Amber Schunk Clubb brings a twist the vampire tale. Vampires are typically seen as bloodthirsty, attractive and seductive romantic interests, or the villains of a horror tale (who also happen to be seductive). Roliath shows an intellectual, literary side to vampires. Schunk Clubb blends oral tradition with prose, switching back and forth between Geannifer telling her story to flashbacks happening in time. Perfect for lovers of vampires and thoughtful literature! Roliath explores vampires in depth, pulling back layers to their characteristics and culture. The vampires in this story aren’t your typical immortals that live their lives hiding in the shadows or using ‘animal attacks’ as a way to hide. They live amongst humans in clans with a set of laws that they get punished for if broken. Roliath is thought provoking, unique, charming, and with a lovely hint of romance.
5 Stars- Roliath is a vampire novel and a stunning entry in The Eidelon Series by Amber Schunk Clubb, a book that will come across to fans of vampire stories as both a surprise and a delight. First, the author breaks the popular myths about vampires and makes them live in an intangible way in the society of normal men. The conflict that the characters experience results hugely from their unseen presence in a world of men, in their resolve to protect their kind by avoiding ruthless killing just to feed. Second, the author creates characters that are not just interesting but real, and fans will be longing to find out more about them and to fantasize about their world. Third, the story is both fast-paced and interesting, and the reader will want to rush through the pages, but the beautiful writing is a lure in itself.This epic story chronicles the life of a clan of vampires, the Eidelon, exploring the depths of one of the greatest of their kind. Readers are introduced to Geannifer Whitlence, Roliath and many other powerful vampires. But the high stakes in this novel are construed around an old- age conflict between the Eidelon and the Osirians. The story transports readers to a world where myth becomes alive, and fictional characters take on solid flesh.I couldn’t help but think about Amber Schunk Clubb in the ranks of Christopher Pike and his arresting series Thirst. The conflict is so beautifully developed and as readers get into the story, they areintroduced to a whole new and interesting world, with its laws and customs, a world with its taboos also, a solid cast of characters, and a very rich plot. Roliath is a captivating story that will delight fans of the supernatural and vampire tales. A well-crafted and epic tale of struggle and triumph!
5 Stars - Intriguing and exciting!!!
Intriguing and exciting! Not the typical vampire book that I was expecting. I love the way the characters exist unseen to the world and the author brings the characters to life that makes them almost seem real. The struggles, fights and even emotions are not what you would think you would find in a book like this. It's been a long time since I've found a vampire series that intrigues me the way The Eidelon Series does. I can't wait for the next book to come out!
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