Verdict: With a unique take on vampires, THE LAST SUNSET is a stellar conclusion to a fantastic series with choice elements from romance, paranormal, horror, and westerns. Perfect for a pool-side, long flight, or even just a lazy Sunday read.
THE LAST SUNSET is the fourth book in the Vampire and the Cowboy series. This time around, everything Tucker holds dear is once again threatened. A sinister cult obsessed with death ruthlessly hound vampires while recruiting lost humans in the hopes of taking over the world. Tucker’s lost love Lizzie serves a vampire queen attempting to civilize her tribe into honoring the rules and hunting only when necessary. The cult, Lizzie and her kind, and Tucker all collide in LonePine with the fate of the world in the balance. In a refreshing twist on the standard vampire lore, vampires experience death every dawn and are separated from their bodies until nightfall brings their spiritual form back to the corporeal.
THE LAST SUNSET grabs readers from the first page and never lets go. Even for new readers, Hays and McFall’s story is captivating, the characters are vibrant, the world lived-in, and the mythology uniquely engaging. Hays and McFall’s writing suits the genre well. Descriptive enough to capture the attention but with a touch of succinctness that keeps the pace moving at a fast clip. Scene setting, be it in the snowy Russian vampire stronghold or the dusty town of LonePine, grounds the story perfectly. Dialogue captures the character’s nuances nicely without falling into the cliché. Each character has a distinct voice with little tics that make it easy to keep track when a crowd is speaking. The fun story, the amazing characterization, strong world building, and polished writing keep adding layer upon layer of polish on an already shining paranormal western gem.
With a unique take on vampires, THE LAST SUNSET is a stellar conclusion to a fantastic series with choice elements from romance, paranormal, horror, and westerns. Perfect for a pool-side, long flight, or even just a lazy Sunday read.
~ Written by John Murray for IndieReader.