Two buddies live together as roommates, drink beer, play video games and reading comic books. Doesn’t seem like a good book does it? How about if those buddies are also vampires, one dresses in a superhero costume and they fight crime in their spare time? Puts a little twist on the story and sounds like a much better story.

And believe me, it is a MUCH better story. I thought that the plot of the book was fantastic, the characters well developed and the writing intelligent and witty but very easy to follow. John Hartness has written his vampires in a way that they could be ordinary people, if ordinary people drank blood to survive and surprised themselves with super human strength. The fact that these vampires are a little nerdy and read comic books just adds to the humor and lightheartedness of the story.

Knight Moves is book 3 of the Black Knight Chronicles series by John Hartness. Not having read the first two books, I thought it would be a good test of the books readability to start out in the middle of the series. I was able to read Knight Moves as a stand alone book and completely understand the story, which says a lot for the writer. I plan on reading the first two books of the series and I suspect that some of the references in the book, such as “cousin to a fairy” and “the time we battled a …(insert supernatural creature here)” will be expanded on. These comments did not detract from the story and actually made me curious about what the vampires had been doing before this book.

Overall, I was sad when the book ended. I had enjoyed reading it so much that the ending was frustrating. I can’t wait to find the first two books in the series and look forward to more books from John Hartness.

I received the EPub version of Dark Knight free from Library Thing giveaway.