“Here is the true history of the blood-drinking fallen ones, or “vampires,” who have lived amongst us and preyed on humans since the earliest days. I write this book as a warning to all humanity. Especially those who might be ensnared by the vampire’s wicked charms.” – Vampireology
Long before the term vampire was born, long before Bram Stoker fictionalized this being’s ways, blood-drinking demons were banished to Earth by Michael’s host of Angels, or so the Bible describes. Now this rich, mesmerizing resource, written in 1900, sheds light on what happened hence to the three vampire bloodlines -- especially the tortured souls known as the Belial. Interspersed are booklets, flaps, and letters between a young paranormal researcher who discovered the book in the 1920s and an oddly alluring woman who seeks his help. Among the phenomena explored are:
* vampires’ genealogical origins, attributes, and range
* myths about the making of vampires
* secrets of vampires’ powers and shape-shifting skills
* tips for spotting vampires, protecting oneself, and fighting back
* case studies of famous vampires -- and vampire hunters -- through history
* a shocking overview of vampires "living" among us
Explore (if you dare) the true history of the Fallen Ones -- and follow the fate of a 1920s investigator lured by a beauty with violet eyes.
Reading through a fair share of vampire books, I don’t often come across ones that have actually done such immense amounts of research about vampires while also adding in an enjoyable story element to keep the reader entertained.
The book itself is a pleasant mixture of a scrapbook with pop-out elements. It is a very fun read – turning the pages you never know what you will get to play with next. A lock of a vampire’s hair (said to protect those who possess it from all vampires), a dagger, a shard of a legendary sword, and the correspondence letters between Joshua and Magdalena.
Vampireology: The True History of the Fallen Ones is a fun treat for vampire lovers and those who enjoy a more unique reading experience. It is for ages 10+ and I have to agree that those interested in vampires ages 10 and up will certainly enjoy it.
Vampireology is a part of the ologyworld series. For more information on this book, as well as others in the series, including: Alienology, Dragonology, Mythology, Wizardology, and more!
* Thank you to the publisher of Vampireology, Candlewick Press for providing me with a copy of this book for the review. All opinions expressed are my own.