Brogio is a vampire of old. So old that he was cursed by the gods. More than once. When he meets Kane, we are left to wonder how a vampire, as old as he, is so easily found out by Kane in Carol McKibben’s KANE: THE FIRST BLOOD SON.
Likes: The camaraderie between Brogio and Kane was fun to read as their relationship as father and son was strengthened. I’m also a sucker for period pieces and enjoyed the setting for the story. While this is a novella, the characters are developed well and we aren’t left with questions.
Dislikes: Kane de Medici did not fit as a character name given that the story begins in the sixteenth century and, Kane is descendent from the de Medici family. And it was the same for Joseph, Clara, Dan which are not typical names for sixteenth century Italy. The names actually kept throwing me out of the story making it difficult to enjoy it.
Overall, this is an entertaining read. I caution to suspend disbelief as while this story takes place in the past, it is not true to period. But if that doesn’t bother you and you enjoy vampire stories, give this a read.