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When journalist Patricia Heron witnesses a murder, she becomes involved in a deeper mystery and unwittingly places herself in great danger; she is Embraced and in a no-win situation, she desperately seeks to find a way to reverse the curse and return to her humanity. A Golconda Story is a novel which details her perilous journey. Edited by Matthew Dawkins, A Golconda Story touches upon the themes of what it means to be human. Tragedy. Loss. Hope. Sacrifice. Love. 

 
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Pat P November 02, 2017 6:35 pm UTC
I received a loaner copy of the book from the author, for review purposes. My reviews of commercially published books may be found on Goodreads, Amazon, and mixed in with personal stories on my blog.
Although I am not familiar with the worlds described in 'A Golconda Story,' this did not prove to be a difficulty. The author writes believable characters with depth, and describes them in situations which are realistic for the worlds they inhabit. In addition to the 500 pages of the text, there is supplementary material, such as character lists and glossaries, that I found to be helpful.
The main character, Patricia Heron, is compelled to enter the world of vampirism after her work as a journalist brings her too close to their secrets. There is no informed consent to her joining; she is first placed into a state in which she is not able to think clearly, and then offered blood as a life-saver.
This is a critical part of her story; she did NOT choose to walk away from her former life; she was dragged...See more
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Joseph J T October 27, 2017 4:47 am UTC
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It's an entertaining enough story, but it does have its flaws. The exposition seems rushed and forced in some parts. And there are some liberties taken with disciplines and clan characterizations. That said, I did find myself really enjoying this one. A fine first attempt by a new CWoD author. Hope to see more soon.
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Glenn H August 12, 2017 5:14 pm UTC
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The novel is over 500 pages (143k words) in a distinct but easily readable font, so it may take a short while to download. A Golconda Story is arranged into three acts, each with its own rising climax and denouement, so it could almost be thought of as a trilogy. It follows the template of the Hero's Epic Journey, made popular by Joseph Campbell. Matthew seemed to enjoy it very much. I hope you will as well. I am most pleased to present it to you, and I thank you for your consideration.
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