Avalon Revisted by O.M. Grey: A Short Review

Avalon Revisited (Blue Moose Press 2010) by Olivia M. Grey was my first introduction to Steampunk fiction, a genre blending science fiction, fantasy, history, horror, Victorian, and speculative fiction. Since I met Ms. cheap albion silver Grey, I’ve been introduced to this new and intriguing subculture, traversing the world–form the wilds of London to the mayhem and extremity of the Burning Man. Carefully researched, Ms. Grey’s writing style kept me intrigued until the very end. I was able to walk with the characters through cold nights “full of murder and monsters” ( (81). cheap albion gold The protagonist, Arthur, a vampire, is both the subject and narrator. albion silver He is by his own admission a man who “wasn’t polite company” (7). He meets Avalon, a dark-haired beauty who obsesses and distracts him. She is quite complicated and you’re never sure about how his pursuit of her will go until the very end because of a key conflict: He is a vampire and she a vampire hunter. albion gold He says, “Of all the women I’ve had in my time, I fall in love with a vampire hunter. buy albion gold Of course” (86). Though he knows his obsession of Avalon is self-destructive, he says, “This was love. This agony. This suffering. buy albion silver This sinking feeling in my chest. Feeling unable to live without her. Knowing I could not live without her. cheap albion gold Knowing I would do anything for her, even if it led to my own ruin, for I was nothing without her” (187). At no point did I lose interest in this sexy, vampire tale, and at no point did I feel I left Victorian England, in spite of the anachronisms associated with Steampunk fiction. I highly recommend this novel. It’s not your typical vampire read, and the skilled craft of O. M. Grey will keep you reading till the very end. buy albion gold You may even be motivated to show up at a Steampunk conference or read more in this genre. You can read more about Olivia Grey here (O.M.

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  1. There were a lot of SteamPunks at this year’s Dickens On The Strand in Galveston. Quite interesting. Many of them took a Nerf toy gun, painted it to look like brass and old metal, glued gears on it, added steam connections and had an interesting ‘weapon’. Lots of it reminded me of the movie “Wild Wild West”. They had a guy dressed like a steampunk version of Jacob Marley. One of their sites is http://www.airshipisabella.com
    Cheers and Merry Christmas!

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