The Song in the Silver by Faberge Nostromo

The Song in the Silver by Faberge Nostromo
Publisher: Breathless Press
Genre: Historical, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (25 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Verbena

A vampire’s bite.

A werewolf’s love.

Burned by silver and called by its song, he walks the night forever, protecting those he loves.

His mortal life stolen by a vampire, his undead life saved by a werewolf, William walks now in darkness. Scarred by her silver on the night he was turned, he secretly protected Mary until the day she died.

And now the fading song of their daughter’s life has called him back to the glen.

Will tonight be the night he can reveal to her the eternal love that has kept her safe, and that will now protect her son?

This is not your typical vampire book. Aside from the usual brooding, sadness, and melancholy most lovers of these paranormal creatures of the night have come to expect from a story—yeah, that’s there—William’s character has a different cause for unhappiness with his lot in life. Just when he thought things couldn’t get any better, they go horribly wrong. Suddenly, the future he thought was within his grasp, is taken away and he’s forced to watch as the life of the ones he loves carries on without him. Life and death come to everyone, except William.

We don’t really get to know much about Mary other than she’s obviously head over heels in love with William. Despite her father’s disapproval, she hopes to marry him one day and start a family. One night of passion between them is all they have before the bloodlust of another changes their fate, leaving William unable to have the woman he loves, and Mary with an unborn child who’ll grow up without a father.

I really struggled with the story. None of it seemed to make much sense until the end when I finally figured out what was going on. I think the short length is what added to the confusion. It seems like the plot could and should have been elaborated on a bit. It was like as soon as I understood what was happening, it ended, leaving me feeling a bit cheated and left in the dark.

Some of the positive aspects of this book were the author’s ability to paint the scene with words. Ms. Nostromo has an excellent ability to create vivid imagery by including all the senses in her writing. I may not have understood the point of the plot at times, but the scenery surrounding the characters—what they felt, heard, smelled, etc.—was very clear and precise. For me, this is the type of writing that makes me feel a part of what’s going on with the characters as opposed to just being fed the details in a one-dimensional tone.

While I wished the story had continued a bit, the overall purposes of the plot were met by the end. I struggled a bit, but eventually understood the purpose of this melancholy tale and am curious as to whether or not the author’s wonderful use of word imagery shines as brightly in her other works.

This book isn’t for anyone looking for an easy, laid back tale full of erotic tension and steamy sex. I wouldn’t even classify it as an erotic story as the actual love scenes are limited to one. No, this is more for the active thinker who likes a story that digs deeper into the underlying emotions behind the main character’s brooding and sadness.

While it might leave some readers—those looking for good old erotic tale—a bit disappointed, it may reward others—those tired of the same expectations when it comes to erotic romance—with a little more to think about. Overall, it left me wondering if Ms. Nostromo has other plans for William.

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