She has taken a genre that has been grossly overworked and become rather formulaic and put a whole new, fresh, take on it. Language in the Blood is one of those books that reminds us that it is the Indie Authors, these days, who have the fresh, interesting ideas in literature. Kudos to Lockwood.
Vampires and fantasy, in general, are not my favourite genre, but Language in the Blood was definitely a book I struggled to put down. I wanted to find our what happened next to our anti-hero Cameron.
Cameron, a young Scottish boy, like so many others at the time, saw the First World War as an opportunity for a bit of excitement and travel. He discovered very quickly that War was brutal and worst of all, rather than dying in no-mans land, where he lay dying, he was revived by a bite from a Vampire.
What followed was essentially an autobiography of a Vampire as he traversed the twentieth century and beyond. Cameron, was at times, nasty, vicious, arrogant, self-centred, and hedonistic in his approach to his life as a Vampire, however the author was able to instil something in him that pleaded for the reader's understanding and empathy. He was a character that you desperately wanted to hate, but somehow you couldn't and that is a direct compliment to the author. There were some wonderfully comedic moments in the story and memorable lines delivered by Cameron and in a book that brings us some of the basest pleasures, this was a delight and again a tribute to the author's skills.
I liked the style the story was written, using flashbacks between the past and current times. We followed Cameron from WWI, through the Roaring 20's, the Great Depression, WWII and on until the time of Facebook and Internet Chat Rooms.
This was a very engaging story and I did enjoy it a lot. If you love Vampires, but are tired of the same old stories, then Language in the Blood: Book 1 will be an incredibly enjoyable read for you, I'm sure. There is room for a sequel and I see on Amazon that Language in the Blood: Book 2 is also available. I will be checking it out for sure Within its genre I think Language in the Blood: Book 1 is a standout and for that reason justifies the full 5-Stars I am awarding it. Good job - excellent book.