That having been said, Tomoiya's story does have som really good things going for it. Basically, it is an alternative offering on the source of Vampires. A cross between a Science Fiction and a Fantasy, Tomoiya's Story sets the race of Vampires as an alien race, from the dark side of the Universe. The idea of "Golden Vampires", who can cry tears of diamonds, was a great addition to the story and opened up lots of possibilities for the inherent greed of all creatures to shine through. Although the title is Tomoiya's Story, in some ways she is merely the narrator of Allaynie's Story. Allaynie's Story was told in Tomoiya's Book, but it ended at her wedding and this story tells what happened after.
In some places I felt the story just came together way too easily and coincidentally, requiring significant suspension of belief. I also found the start to be somewhat confusing and jumbled, requiring me to work out exactly what was happening and why?
Nevertheless, Tomoioya's story was a good, quick, read and if you like your fantasy mixed with a bit of science fiction and a good love story thrown in for good measure, Escape to Darkness, Tomoiya's Story No.1 could well be the book for a quick, easy read. I enjoyed the story concept enough to ensure I'll be checking out the next installment of Tomoiya's Story.