Christopher Pike, Last Vampire

Posted June 11, 2011 by Kathy Davie in

The Last Vampire (The Last Vampire, #1)The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike
Series: Last Vampire, 1
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First in the Last Vampire series.

The Story
Sita, today known as Alisa Perne, arranges to enroll in the high school a private detective’s son, Ray Riley, attends. Someone has set this PI on her trail and she wants to know who and she intends to use Ray.

The Characters
Sita is a 5,000-year-old vampire who has willingly killed and happily explored life through the ages.

Yaksha is the original vampire who turned Sita all those years ago. He also made a promise after a duel with Krishna. A promise we don’t learn about until much later.

Ray Riley is the teen-aged son of the PI, Mike Riley, who attempted to blackmail Anise with what he learned about her. Nice kid with a long-term girlfriend.

Seymour Dorsten is a friend and geeky fellow student with a life-threatening disease. Fascinated by horror movies, Seymour loves to write his own short story horrors.

My Take
This is an interesting take on the origin of the vampire with the story’s emphasis on Krishna providing a brief introduction into Krishna as a god/person and his value system.

I enjoyed the history Pike provides but the story itself is no great shakes. A great deal of my apathy towards it is the simplistic writing and rather juvenile style.

The Cover
The title is certainly appropriate as Sita promised Lord Krishna that she would make no more vampires in her lifetime.

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