Thursday, July 16, 2015


Eldren: The Book Of The Dark, by William Meikle, is a whole new twist on the Vampire genre. It beautifully weaves the present with the past, incorporating Biblical aspects. Now you're intrigued, aren't you?

Pick up a copy. You'll be glad you did.

Blaze McRob

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Book description:

 Two young boys reawaken an ancient vampire. Only "The Book of the Dark" can stop it. But the sun is getting low.... and vamps are not the only dangers in the night.

Editorial Reviews


Takes the reader on an escalating ride of terror. Full of intriguing subplots, you hang on for dear life, hoping to discover the truth. Meikle does a fine job with delivery ----Nancy Kilpatrick, Author of The Power of the Blood series

A gem of a book...essential reading if you are literate, and if you want the vampire genre to grow beyond stagnant velvet clad fops. --Shirlie Leighton for Bite Me Magazine

These are real people facing down a fantastical supernatural menace and that's what gets you. It's real. It's dirty. And, by the gods, it's bloody. No sparkles. --The Occult Detective

This well written novel effectively delivers both horror and low-key fantasy. Once you start reading the need to find out the fate of the characters will keep the pages turning late into the night. --

From the Author

I'm definitely a classicist when it comes to vampires. Mine are mostly evil blood-suckers with bad breath and little clothes sense. To them teenage girls are food, not objects of desire. 

That said, I have sometimes strayed from the lone vamp as predator meme. In my Watchers series for instance, I have a whole army of kilted Highland vampires facing organised bands of slayers. 

And in that same series I explored the idea of vampires being a product of an alchemical experiment gone wrong, one of the paths on the Great Journey that is not often taken. 

But I rarely stray far. It's the blood-urge, the need for food, that inspires me to write about vampires, and I can't see that changing. Gothic lounging and moaning about your condition in life (or undeath) is all well and good, but it bores me to tears, both in fiction and on film, and I find myself shouting: Bite something for god's sake! 

About the Author

William Meikle is a Scottish writer, now living in Canada, with twenty novels published in the genre press and over 300 short story credits in thirteen countries. 

He has books available from a variety of publishers including Dark Regions Press, DarkFuse and Dark Renaissance, and his work has appeared in a number of professional anthologies and magazines with recent sales to NATURE Futures, Penumbra and Buzzy Mag among others. 

His recent novel THE HOLE reached #3 in the Amazon Horror charts and looks to be well on the way to being another big success story.
  By Ashley L. Knight on January 10, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I don't know about you, but there seems to be more than enough vampire stories out there. Don't get me wrong, they are good tales, but after a couple years of vampire books on the best seller lists, I thought I'd had my fill. That was until I read William Meikle's "Eldren The Book of the Dark". My interest has, once again, been piqued.

This dark tale is a deliciously descriptive read. Set in the rolling moors of Scotland, we are introduced to a very unromantic town filled with a most ordinary people. Ordinary that is, until a boy named Tony is goaded into entering the daunting abandoned house the townsfolk steer clear of. With his best friend, they discover a coffin in the labyrinth beneath the house and upon opening it, find a corpse. When his best friend removes a beautiful sword that is wedged in the corpse's chest, they in essence, open Pandora's Box, and this is where it gets really interesting.

With the town slowly beginning to lose its residents, the story takes off at vampire pace, introducing its readers to several heroes ranging from a priest to a drunken has been, the plot so inter-weaved you cannot put the book down. Will the town survive the ravaging of a sadistic vampire, or will it be plunged into a darkness the likes of which only vampire history has seen?

The most unique part in this tale is its giant shift from its counterparts; Eldren delves into the history of the vampires, beginning with their creation in which God creates vampires before humans. Their bible is eerily similar to our own. Indeed, the wording is so precise, one actually believes they are reading a holy book. If I didn't know this book was fiction, I'd say Meikle did his homework.

I enjoy a well-written book that whisks me deep within its pages and doesn't let me go until the end when I'm left wanting more. Eldren is a combination of horror, comedy, drama, romance and action - a must read for any reader who wants it all.
- Ashley L. Knight author of FINS

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