Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday Terror: The Sanguinarian Id

The Sanguinarian Id by L.M. Labat is nothing short of a masterpiece, blending horror, suspense and mystery with jarring strokes of the supernatural against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied Germany. It should come as no surprise that this novel has been nominated for numerous awards...I've never read anything like it...not even close. More surprising? The author is barely old enough to drink. If this is what she's writing now...my God...

This novel is the first in a new series that will follow Hael (a suspected dhampir) around the world, while exploring the vampire lore from various regions. She is literally hellbent on exacting revenge from a monster known as Mendelson. No one knows quite what to make of her, from her first appearance as a changeling child to her brutal battles as an adult. Hael doesn't even understand what she is...aside from being orphaned by a sadistic bastard.

As if the darkness and depravity surrounding Hael isn't enough to impress readers, Labat's artwork highlights turning points:


I can't wait for the next installment...this novel blew me away. If you only have time for one book, make it this one...

As always,

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