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Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite
“Oooh,” I thought as delicious chills ran down my spine. “A book about vampire-zombies…what could be better?” That was my thinking as I picked up The Journal of Vincent du Maurier, the short novel by author K.P. Ambroziak. And my initial thinking certainly wasn’t off-base. Ambroziak’s tale follows the plight of our titular character, vampire Vincent du Maurier, as the world’s population is being overtaken by a zombie plague. At the start, du Maurier, a very old vampire who has experienced a lot during his existence, is not worried. But as the plague takes over more and more humans, and the vampires feeding sources become fewer and fewer, vampires discover that when weakened, they, too, can fall victim to the disease. Vincent realizes that he must work to do something he’s never considered before; save the human race, or he and his kind will vanish as well.
This was a dark and creepy story that pulled me in from the beginning. I enjoy vampire stories in general and this twist on the traditional story, the addition of zombies and their ultimate effect on the vampire population, was one I haven’t run into before. Written in a very sophisticated style, as is befitting of the journal of an ancient and cultured vampire such as Vincent, The Journal of Vincent du Maurier is simply a fantastic read in its genre. I would highly recommend it to any reader who loves fantasy, vampires, zombies, or just great fiction in general. This is the first book that I have read by author K.P. Ambroziak, but it won’t be my last.