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A Prelude to the Vampire Apocalypse by [Gunn, Derek]
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PRELUDE TO THE VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE is a series of five works of short fiction written in Derek Gunn's VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE universe. Each is a diary entry written from a vampire's point of view and set in five different periods in history.

From the author:
I have written a trilogy of military thrillers set in the post-apocalyptic universe of the Vampire Apocalypse where the drying up of the world's oil resources leads to the fabled End of Days. Technology stagnates and communities grow ever more insular. With communication between cities lost and attention turned inward, the vampires rise from the shadows where they have survived for centuries and sweep across the globe.

By the time word spreads it is far too late and Vampires enslave humanity and keep them in walled cities to breed. The Vampires are masters of the darkness but maintain control by day through the use of Thralls--humans who have been bitten but have not yet crossed over, and whose inhuman lusts make daylight as terrifying as night.

In the midst of chaos, a small band of rebels lead a terrified existence. Peter Harris is an ordinary man. Young and reckless, he is frustrated with the group's stagnation and pushes for one more daring mission. His recklessness has exposed the group--but it has also increased the size of their community. Now, as circumstances force them to take the offensive, and accompanied by a small group of professional Vampire assassins, Peter will make one last stand for humanity's survival in the Vampire Apocalypse.

The main kernel of my Vampire Apocalypse series of books came from the proliferation of ‘nice’ vampires that are so popular in fiction today. I never saw the vampire as an aristocratic figure, noble to a fault and lonely for a good woman’s, or man’s love. I always saw them as creatures who had moved on from being human over the centuries. They do not consider themselves human, and most have probably forgotten they ever were. They are creatures ruled by base hunger. For all their power they are slaves to a gnawing that rules their very existence.

I have written some diary extracts recently as part of a back story to the VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE series. Over the course of the centuries we can see the changes going on inside the head of a vampire, how his thoughts of humanity, religion and his place in the world change him. I have tied this into the ‘real’ history of the world, offering a different view of how some of history’s events actually happened, and the impact this had on the mindset of the vampire.

They are 5 short vignettes that try to go some way to explain how these creatures can change so drastically. Even the most noble would change their attitudes over centuries and humans are food after all. How often do you have to eat meat to no longer consider the source as intelligent?

I hope you enjoy them!

Derek Gunn

The first chapter of the first Vampire Apocalypse book (A World Torn Asunder) is at the end of A Prelude to the Vampire Apocalypse.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 337 KB
  • Print Length: 46 pages
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  • Publisher: Aldergun Books (April 25 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Y1MPUE
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HASH(0x9f2f8ea0) out of 5 stars Just a taste of what's to come Feb. 16 2012
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I've been enjoying Derek Gunn's Vampire Apocalypse series lately, so when I saw this Prelude on sale I knew I had to give it a try. While the main series focuses on a present day vampire uprising and the human resistance, Prelude to Apocalypse gives us a different look at things. It's written in the form of journal entries - only a handful and spaced roughly a century apart - from a vampire. You see the way the world develops from the vampire point of view, and you also get a look at this particular vampire's evolution from reluctant predator to master of his own legion of bloodsuckers.

Prelude to Apocalypse is a quick read, but an entertaining one, and it's enlightening for those who have read the main series. It's not tied directly to events there (at least not to the two books I've read so far), but it's still relevant in its own way. There's also a teaser chapter of Vampire Apocalypse: A World Torn Asunder (Vampire Apocalypse Book 1), in case anyone is looking at this Prelude as a way to jump into the series. Good stuff, and well worth the price.
HASH(0x9f2fa1ec) out of 5 stars Gretchen Williams potter is mine till the end of time, May 27 2014
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We are separated now.
I thought I would always go first
Take a bullet to show you how
True love never dies , as Juliet your cursed
To fragile for this world
Your still my girl, your absence is the worst
I be with you soon come closer every day to being with you
Just last night so much stimulants it nearly burst.
Suicide ,it is not just take.chances that eventually will .......
Dan f.n. potter
HASH(0x9f2fa18c) out of 5 stars Quick, exciting read Dec 27 2012
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Note: this is a short story related to the full series. It's a great start to the series for a small investment.
HASH(0x9f2fa480) out of 5 stars Five Stars Nov. 19 2014
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Excellent read.