Ever since she was a a child, Alex knew monsters existed. Now as an adult she leads the fight against these chimeras- creatures who have been genetically engineered by the mysterious Odin Corporation. The story dives right into the action with Alex and her team in the midst of a fight and losing. Alex's life is saved by a stranger and when he is injured, she takes him back to her safe house. Zeke seems odd to her and she learns he is one of the first, a race a vampires. The real reason the chimeras were created. Despite hostility on both side, Alex and Zeke begin a friendship.
Fowle has an interesting story, mostly focused on the fight between the first and the chimeras. I loved that the vampires are not overly romanticized. Zeke really seems like a race apart from humans and his interest in Alex seems almost like a curiosity. The strengths in The First Night are the characters and the action. The weakness is several spots of amateurish writing. The first chapter was hard to follow as there are no names used, only vague pronouns.
The First Night by M.S. Fowle is an action filled tale of vampires and monsters with a unique interpretation of these old archetypes. While there are some structural problems, especially in the beginning, the story is fun to read. The First Night is a quick read that would interest any readers of dark fantasy.
The First Night by M.S. Fowle
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My free review copy of The First Night was provided by the author.