Shades of Night

Demon's Gate Book 1

Fiction - Paranormal
200 Pages
Reviewed on 02/20/2012
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Author Biography

RG Porter is an author of dark fantasy as well as horror and murder mysteries, all with a twist of the supernatural tossed in. For as far back as she can remember, she has always been proned to coming up with wild adventures. Her dreams and nightmares just fueled her already creative juices.

Wandering around from state to state, RG spent many years in different states before finally settling down. She now calls a small town outside Austin Texas home, where she spends time with her family, cat and dreams of the move to the UK. Until that time comes, she indulges in the local environment of great steaks, hot weather and keeps her eyes out for ghosts.

Can't live in Texas and not expect to find something strange going on. As they say, Keep Austin Wierd.

The first four novels (SHADOW OF THE WOLF, KISS OF THE WOLF, CRY OF THE RAVEN and CALL OF THE RAVEN) of her adventurous fantasy series the DARKNESS UNLEASHED SERIES are available now on Amazon. She also has many other series in varying degrees in the works as well as stand alone books in the horror genre.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Benjamin Long for Readers' Favorite

Krystoff, the main character, is locked in battle with other organized vampires against well-established vampires. It illustrates a classic power struggle where the bourgeoisie rebel against aristocratic power through rebellion. The story’s protagonist trysts with a half breed vampire who at first resists the hero of the story, but the hero feels compelled to save her from danger. There is a feeling of paranoia about the tyrants as the story plays out as the antagonists that they face take on a legendary form. The book has a nice tale involving graphic violence, not too graphic but enough to show the grotesqueness of the horror genre.

My overall impression is that the tale differs from the normal tales of vampire vulnerabilities. Instead of traditional stakes, sun and all the stuff that we have heard in relation to vampires, this book alludes to more realistic presence where the enemy gets blown apart and ripped to pieces and provides more realistic, vicious methods of putting down an enemy besides chasing corpses with stakes and holy water. The allure of the female half vampire Alexandria has a nice appeal to it where she presents a mere damsel in distress in the beginning of the book where Krytoff must rescue her from the enemies that he combats. I applaud this novel for not retelling the same story that has been told a million times in the past. Although classified as a supernatural novel, I would put this in the horror genre.