When I first read the synopsis for Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress by Christine E. Schulze, I was intrigued with the idea of the story.
He leaned his head close to my ear and whispered, “Are you afraid?”
Chrystine had had more reason than any other time of her life, even when facing one of the rampages of her drunken father. But she wasn’t afraid. And that was odd, because although Aaryn, the person asking her that question, was her best friend, he was also a vampire. In fact, she was surrounded by hundreds of vampires.
But they weren’t your typical vampires. They were Stregoni Benefici, the good kind. Nor was Chrystine your typical fairy. She was the Golden Healer, and she alone could save the Stregoni Benefici from the Dark Enchantress. But can Chrystine figure out the Dark Enchantress’ secret and defeat the evil vampires without destroying the good ones as well, without destroying Aaryn?
Find out as you read for yourself the story of the first vampire.
I really wish I could tell you how the story was, or if the synopsis did it justice – but I’m afraid I can’t. After suffering through the first chapter I put the book down and never picked it back up. I found it to be too preachy and had no interest in reading any more of it. With the constant use of the word “God”, I felt like the author was trying to push certain beliefs into the reader and while it may not bother some people it made me very uncomfortable.
I know we all have our own religious views, and I mean no offense to any with this review – or rather non-review, but I really don’t want to be preached to while I read. Perhaps one day down the road I will try it again, though I highly doubt it if I wish to be totally honest with myself.
I don’t blame you for not finishing – I really hate it when an author tries to preach something at you when you just want to read a fictional story.
I’m with Casey. You don’t pick up a fictional book to be converted and when there’s the constant over-the-top use of faith I feel kind of patronised and then that just makes me want to put the book down even more.