- Christopher Pike
Publisher: Hodder’s Children’s Books
Alisa has fought every battle, against evil, against hate, and even against death itself. Now she nears the end of her incredibly long life and another unexpected force emerges to destroy her, or perhaps save her. But this force is unlike anything she has experienced before.
This is the final book in the original Last Vampire series and having saved the world from old Vampires, young Vampires, her daughter and various other threats, Alisa could be forgiven for thinking she earned some respite. However dark forces are stalking her and Seymour and their origin lies in her past…where she will have to confront true evil in order to save her soul.
One of the things I always liked about this series is that Alisa is a five-thousand year old vampire and she feels like one. She has a past which moulded her and made her into the person she is today. This time rather than simply confront and dealing with her past she has the opportunity to relive it. While the story starts with Seymour and Paula nearby, it’s not long before Alisa leaves them both behind as she truly confronts the past and her actions.
Again there is a mix of the philosophical with action, but some of the elements I didn’t like in the end of Evil Thirst came back. I guess the mix of vampires with science and deeper questions didn’t sit well me. However, this time the ending really turned it around for me and made me sit back. It was a wonderful game changer than wrapped up the whole series beautifully and would be a great end to a wonderful character who has earned her rest. Which just makes me really curious about how The Last Vampire: The Eternal Dawn will work!
Recommended for fans of LJ Smith and CC Hunter. 6 out of 10