The Dark Knight

Lord Marco Cordoba, the Moorish Prince of Castilla de la Cordoba, is a man tormented by the past. Unable to save his bride Isobel from an evil vampire, Marco vows to stop at nothing to destroy the creature even if it meant becoming the very thing he hated--a vampire.
 
Now, more than seven hundred years later, Marco stalks the dark shadows of his castle in Spain. Haunted by his memories and failure, Marco is ready to end his lonely existence. But then a light of hope enters the deserted halls of his castle--Christine, a woman that he believes is the reincarnation of his beloved bride. With her arrival at the castle, the demon that long escaped Marco’s revenge returns to take her soul along with her life.
 
Can Marco destroy the creature before he kills again? Will Christine recognize Marco as her knight in shining armor?
 
The Dark Knight was a very seductive short. The premise of Marco existing only to find his true love once more, made me sigh. Marco was very dreamy, he prevented Isobel’s soul from being stolen, forfeiting his own life to the evil vampire Vicente--a true hero.
 
 My only wish was that it was longer. It was a lot of plot for a short story. I would’ve liked to linger in the world of The Dark Knight for a bit longer. Christine’s love for Marco seemed rushed. Especially given she had been having nightmares about the castle and the man for a long time, I think she would’ve been a bit hesitant.
 
If you’re looking for a short, rich read then The Dark Knight is perfect for you.

Book Blurb for The Dark Knight

Lord Marco Cordoba, the Moorish Prince of Castilla de la Cordoba, is a man tormented by the past. Unable to save his bride Isobel from an evil vampire, Marco vows to stop at nothing to destroy the creature even if it meant becoming the very thing he hated--a vampire.

Now, more than seven hundred years later, Marco stalks the dark shadows of his castle in Spain. Haunted by his memories and failure, Marco is ready to end his lonely existence. But then a light of hope enters the deserted halls of his castle--Christine, a woman that he believes is the reincarnation of his beloved bride. With her arrival at the castle, the demon that long escaped Marco?s revenge returns to take her soul along with her life.

Can Marco destroy the creature before he kills again? Will Christine recognize Marco as her knight in shining armor?


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2010 3.50