Dark Intentions (First book of the trilogy "The Human-Undead War")

2016
10

Synopsis: 

In 2041, vampires are discovered and humanity is thrust into a blood-soaked battle for supremacy. 

Seven years later, the Human-Undead War rages on. Brian Koltz, the lead scientist and negotiator for the Undead Relations Committee, believes he holds the solution to peaceful cohabitation. However, he is unable to recreate the platelet mushroom due to its mysterious origin and government disapproval of using a human body as its engine.

When Brian is kidnapped and introduced to the Undead Patriarch, Barnaby, the seemingly caring vampire makes offers Brian can't refuse if he wishes to achieve his vision of peaceful coexistence. Reluctant yet hopeful, Brian agrees to the offers and befriends the misunderstood Undead leader.

But as the war takes on new heights and Barnaby's dark intentions become exposed, can Brian find it in himself to forsake peace and undo a sinister plot before the world is plunged into darkness forever?

Review: 

In this first book of the trilogy, Ondrashek soaks with blood the idea of the "typical" vampire. Just turning the first page you already have a good dose of gore and that grabbed me, you bet!

He is an excellent writer and creates fresh, agile... dark threads. Darker than you expected, that's his secret weapon. He doesn't fall for the average superhero story, all the characters have a low side which shines at some point, showing their cards.

The author makes the best of such a great imagination, moulding disturbing creatures in the reader's mind. He's very easy to read, very pleasurable, no matter how bloody is the tale he's murmuring in your ear.

Revenge, betrayal, power. It's all about keeping an impossible balance that explodes into ashes when they cross a very delicate line. How to keep the peace between prey and predator? Ondrashek submerges you into the entrails of a (sentenced?) battle between humans and the undead. Crime-thrilling, he grabs your full attention and doesn't set you free. You'll devour this book.

Not only for horror readers, also for dark fantasy lovers. An amazing genre-defiant piece, I sincerely enjoyed it.

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