Ofelia (The Book of Davoth 1)

Ofelia (The Book of Davoth 1) by [Martyn Stanley, Rachael Stanley]

Since the 15th Century, Ofelia has been faced with the ultimate challenge to be forever alone and to never grow up. With growing hatred of the life she has been given, Ofelia has gathered all she needs to pursue her true desires: the dream to live among the mortals, to age beautifully year after year, and to escape the cruel world of vampirism. Being the last of her kind, she must do it quickly, or risk being trapped forever. With a companion by her side and a map in her grasp, what could go wrong?

Yet her dream of human life becomes dust when an incident takes her companion and only resources to the gateway of humanity. Ofelia is now left to her own devices when forced into what seems to be a child-like prison. From social services to medical discoveries, Ofelia continues to long for a life outside her child form. Ofelia later meets another, who offers what seems to be the crossroads to her mortal and immortal freedom. Ofelia must now choose between the destiny she has been chasing for centuries or the new future of her kind.

This exciting book jumps right into the story. Leaving character building for later, readers are treated to a dark and detailed supernatural world. Author Martyn Stanely creates suspense and sudden interest in the novel right from the very beginning, ensuring readers will be enthralled with the action and sense of supernatural adventure inherent in the story. While I would have enjoyed more character development to build a connection to the protagonist, I felt like the plot more than made up for it.

Throughout the rest of the novel, the imagery of a vampire and the interpretation of vampirism is unique and refreshing in comparison to most modern literature. The lore and backstory seems so deep and fascinating. This is a short novel, or maybe it was just a quick read that was hard to put down, either way I got through it really fast. The content is new and this dark fantasy series shows a lot of promise for vampire fans looking for an invigorating urban fantasy story.

Ofelia offers something new and refreshing on the concept of vampirism, which is hard to do in a packed genre. I look forward to seeing more character development in future novels in the series because what is given here is certainly intriguing.

Pages: 272 | ASIN: B08MQPS2DD

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