After the Twilight craze (myself included), I liked the idea of a magical vampire. Perhaps a little more extreme, but hey, it’s fiction, so I can go a little wild with my creative license. I chose not to go traditional in my approach, but to embellish the concept on the ‘what would happen if’scenario. Mix in some magic and voila!… a new breed.
In my novel, The Nysein: Salvation, the idea that a devilish magic user (a necromancer) wanted to enhance the existing vampires kicked off the story. Such an action was repulsive to the actual, life-breathing vampires that existed within my novel. It was a shame against their pure race of what I call the “ancients.”
Excerpt from the beginning of the Nysein: Salvation:
The Rage Lotus sat innocently upon the pristine, white pillow, its petals glistening under the cover of the full moon in an undisclosed location. A flower of such caliber only existed within the bowels of Hell, and the power it contained was beyond normal. In fact, if anyone was brazen enough to use it, a sacrifice was required in order to bring about any request in the form of…death. How the Rage Lotus was obtained, no one dared whisper or question, but only one man dared use it.
Part of the actual ceremony in my novel:
Nesta continued to chant under his breath, while the vampire couple arched their backs against the malefic magic. They groaned, their heads turning from side to side as if in deep pain. Then Nesta tilted his face up toward the fiery blue flames, thrusting his hands out to his sides, palms up. As the last of the incantation died on his lips, the blue flames balled up in the middle and shot into the Rage Lotus lying center pentagram. With an ardent hiss, white light twisted with streaks of blue slammed into the vampire couple. An inhuman growl tore out of their throats as they arched off the ground. In the blink of a second, the wind died to eerie calm, the blue flames dissipated…
Keeping the idea simple, yet evil, I allowed one human man to stain the vampire race. Though the Nysein and vampires are essentially brothers, they are vastly different. Magic plays a higher role in the story as the Nysein use their gifts and abilities to live, to war against threats, and most of all… to survive. In my novel, The Nysein: Salvation, Kendra, the Element of Water and a Nysein, uses her ability to help the queen.
Kendra moved closer to the possessed queen and held her hands above her head with the bracelet gleaming. She closed her eyes. With a mysterious incantation, she murmured under her breath and a green glow bathed her whole body in soft light. She swirled in a tornado-like spin and became…water…smooth and weightless…so tranquil and light beyond anything ever seen. The enchanted bracelet floated on the surface of her pool of magical water and then…she threw herself into Jenera, soaking the queen, slipping the bracelet over her wrist. In a startling rush, the mistress of water rematerialized next to the queen and whispered the activating phrase into her ear…
In my upcoming novel, The Nysein: Release (Book 2), Kendra and Maxim get their story. Stay tuned for more excitement from the magical vampires on the Isle of Serey.
Some cool articles on Vampires:
The Science of Vampirism
Vampire on Wikipedia
10 Truly Creepy Vampires from Around the World