“These three vampires are the real deal! Meet Tyr, Loki and Thor, the youngest of the three. They are dark, blood thirsty, mean, deadly and dark, and show no remorse for their actions. Tyr and Loki, centuries old vampire brothers have a HUGE fallen out over a young human girl and Tyr goes into...”see full review » see other reviews »
“These three vampires are the real deal! Meet Tyr, Loki and Thor, the youngest of the three. They are dark, blood thirsty, mean, deadly and dark, and show no remorse for their actions. Tyr and Loki, centuries old vampire brothers have a HUGE fallen out over a young human girl and Tyr goes into hiding for over a decade, during which time, he falls in love with a terminally ill young woman (who just happens to be the young girl all grown up). Loki and Thor are busy building a depraved 'empire' in 'Sin City' (Las Vegas). Their paths cross and all heck breaks lose between them.
This book goes beyond gritty, the characters are not 'likable' in the sense that I want to meet them, but they are very frightening and often revolting, as is the plot. If you can handle the darkness and violence, go for it! ”
“This is the kind of vampire that feeds on humans and kill them. 2 brothers fight when one of the brother's saves a 6 year old girl. He meets her again 13 years later. Not sure about language. ”Kathi wrote this review Monday, April 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have to start by saying vampires aren’t my thing. No way, nuh uh, no vampires for this girl - strictly Zombies only.
However, after reading Greg’s fantastic blog post on ‘proper’ vampires http://www.gregsisco.com/five-vampires-w... I was intrigued. Maybe, just maybe, there’s someone out there who doesn’t think vampires sparkle and love kittens. So casting my long-standing vampire prejudice aside, I (reluctantly) picked up a copy of Thicker than Water.
Thicker than Water is the story of two brothers Tyr and Loki, and their recent (in vampire terms) recruit, Thor. Named after Norse mythological characters, the brothers have been around the block more than a few times, and have the whole vampire game pretty much down pat. After a disagreement over a child during one of their hell-raising, blood-guzzling escapades, they are no longer in contact – Tyr is in a relationship with a human and Loki is building up his empire with Thor within the sinful confines of Vegas.
Much of this book focuses on the tale behind the turning of Thor, in the late 19th century wild-west, and ends with the story behind the argument that has separated the brothers for the last 13 years.
Thicker than Water pulls no punches where these vampires are concerned – they are in the truest sense of the word, proper vampires. For me, the story started a little slowly, but after the first third of the book, the pace was ramped up quickly, climaxing with the story of their last raid together. The characters are strong and easily identifiable, which makes them very ‘likeable’ (for want of a better word!) and intriguing.
There were some small spelling and grammatical errors, but not enough to bring out the Grammar Nazi’s in full force. One other thing I found slightly difficult to get used to was the accents during the Wild-West chapters, but once I got into it, I didn’t even notice it anymore.
Am I converted? Partially (I’m old and set in my ways!). I love that Greg isn’t afraid to go all out with his vampires and paint them exactly as they should be – bloodthirsty and merciless.
Warning – the ending IS a cliffhanger!”