The Last Vampire  [ edit ] As the story begins, Alisa arrives at the office of a man named Michael who lied to her, invited her.
I'm giving three stars for the sake of my 13 year old self who is crying out at ear splitting levels about how much she loved this book and another star for a unique premise and I'm leaving that last star empty - as empty as Pike's writing skills and as hollow as his characters.
Oh, and now that you've read that horrid, discouraging little line let me tell you how much you should read this book. Back in the 90's Pike popped out these books like pippity pop popopopop.
It was incredible to watch really - every month you could go to the grocery store and there'd be another one waiting for you at the check out stand. Which was exciting for you if you were a young tween who didn't know good writing from a hole in the ground but for the rest of us.
And that's really a shame because the premise for this is terrible original and well done.
Oh how I wish that Pike had spent more time crafting the story and the characters. The main character here is Sita - a 5, year old vampire who does not originate from Romania, or even the less common but still popular Egypt but India. She's the bride of the original vampire, Yaksha, which sounds like a bad cliche but is played out quite well.
I won't give away the creation mythos for vamps in this world but suffice to say it is rather interesting.
Trouble pops up when one day Yaksha takes his armies to do battle with Krishna and Arjuna - as in yes, the actual Hindu deities. Needless to say Yaksha's people end up on the loosing side of the battle. Afterwards both Yaksha and Sita want to live so desperately that Krishna decides to spare them and tells them the conditions in which they might do so, but seeing as he's a trickster god at times things don't mash up - Yaksha can live as long as he kills all the other vampires.
Sita can live as long as she never makes another vampire. And so a battle of wills ensues where Yaksha tries to get Sita to break her promise to the divine in order to fall from his grace.
This is where we start to run into trouble. Pike seems incapable of writing a book that comes in over pages and The Last Vampire is Tiny even by his standards.
A complex plot like this needs more time and space to develop and it just isn't given the pages needed. As a result we are asked to completely suspend our disbelief at the best of times. Another big gripe for me is something I'm wrestling with even as I type this out and that's the tone of the narration.
Sita is 50 centuries old so we can only assume that it would make sense that she'd express herself a bit differently than you or I might, after all it's perfectly plausible to assume she wouldn't be prone to making juvenile remarks or observations. And Pike does write the tone of an incredibly old being quite well - but that doesn't exactly make for fun reading.
Nothing really pops of the page here and it ends up making incredibly dry reading. I'll admit it's a hard balance to write, but it is doable - one only has to look to Anne Rice to see that, but I feel like I still have to give kudos to him for trying. And now I find myself at the end of my review and still I'm conflicted.
Was this a good book? Was it a good read? I feel I have failed to make the distinction between the two here, perhaps it's not a distinction that's easy to make - it might just be the type of thing you have to go into with your eyes wide open and find out for yourself.
And so while it might not be the most earth shattering book on the face of the planet there is a reason why it's been in print for so long, and I'm sure that anyone looking to pick it up could be rightfully assured that they could do much worse with their time than to spend an hour or two with this.Nov 14, · Christopher Pike had written numerous novels since "The Last Vampire" series had concluded.
It was thought that our favorite vampire's journey had finally ended. Over ten years later in the summer of , a thick book titled, "Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood and Red Dice" appeared in retail stores and online websites everywhere.
"The Last Vampire" kicks off a six book series about Sita, who is the last vampire left on earth. Reborn more than five thousand years ago, she has mostly stayed out of the spotlight, content to observe events and live h The Last Vampire #1, by Christopher Pike/5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jessica_Jenner from One of Pike's best!
Christopher Pike has long been known for the way he writes his strong female-characters, and Sita (the main character of the 'Thirst' series--formerly known as 'The Last Vampire') is no exception.
In this bind-up, readers get the first three books of Christopher Pike's series, The Last Vampire. This series features a five thousand year old vampire named Sita, or "Alisa", living in the modern world. The Last Vampire series consists of books written by Christopher Pike and chronicles the life of the 5,year-old ancient Egypt.
They are going to release a deadly virus to eliminate all humans on Earth, as the Telar have had a permanent vaccine that will make them immune.
the Thirst (The Last Vampire) series is slated to be released. Aug 04, · In , with The Last Vampire: Creatures of Forever, Christopher Pike concluded Sita's story. In , he showed us all that Sita's story was not, in fact, over. As if that wasn't enough, he also promised another book, another extension of the series, a glimpse of something more/5.