Perdu by Raeden Zen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of Perdu
(Vampyrus #1) (Redire du Vampyrus)
If you’re on the hunt for an unexpectedly imaginative, wildly creative, and “different” type of paranormal/fantasy/sci fi story, stop right here and check out “Perdu,” a novella which presents all of the above criteria. First in a series, “Perdu” starts out with the arrival (from space? We don’t yet know) of a NASA craft-containing a toddler! A wealthy childless couple are allowed to adopt the child, and a decade and a half of good living ensues, during which the youngster (named by his adoptive mother “Zani,” child of God, and nicknamed Zan) grows close to the neighbours’ daughter Valerie. But when they are seventeen, their community is racked by an infestation accorded to a mutated rabies virus; Zan develops a mysterious illness, and must have blood transfusions. Well, that is not all that Zan develops; and he disappears, leaving a gaping hole in the hearts of his adoptive parents and of Valerie.
Years later, in New York City, a serial killer drains the blood of his or her victims, according to the lunar calendar; and Valerie, now a Pulitzer-Prize winning online reporter, nicknames the killer “The Lunar Executioner.” Of course, the FBI sends in a Mastermind profiler, Dr. Devean Rasr, for whom Valerie develops a predilection, setting up a kind of emotional triangle as more and more evidence piles up indicating that the killer may be her long-lost love Zan.
Be ready for the very unexpected twists and turns in this book. You will find yourself eager to read the next in the series.
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