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ok, in light of the bookmarks that are displaying Bloodforged, the follow-up novel to Ulrika the Vampire, lets get your thoughts and speculations about what it is that will be going on in this second book.

first off, has anyone read Ulrika yet? i know it has just come out, but i'm wondering if anyone got it yet and finished it.

discuss.

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oh yeah, my mistake. lol XD You are interested in it though? I'm a little put off, but i think i'll read it regardless. I'm just a little tired of books about vampires. what is the difference? I mean, other than this is a spin off for one of the characters in Gotrek & Felix, which was a great series btw.

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Finished Bloodborn a couple of hours ago...it's basically the book that kicks Will King squarely in the nuts and establishes Nathan Long as his worthier successor.

Without a doubt it's the best book I've read in the Felix & Gotrek-verse, Ulrik just shits on both of them for depth of character. The way she revels in her vampiric natures but is also repelled by the monster she's become and her unnatural hunger- awesome. (example: when she's virtually flying over roof tops and is delighted by the freedom but then she accidentally starts to focus on the pounding of blood in some ones veins and is both attracted and filled with disgust, you certainly didn't get much of that paradoxical nature in Vampire Wars).

The background on the Vampiric bloodlines is interesting as well, especially the idea that most vampires are mongrels of more than one bloodline (i.e. Ulrika is a cross between a Lahmian and a Von Carstein).
 

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Sounds interesting Spikey. Would you recommend piking it up then I take? And would you advise reading the Gotrek & Felix novel regarding Ulrika first (Vampireslayer is it)?
 

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Sounds interesting Spikey. Would you recommend piking it up then I take? And would you advise reading the Gotrek & Felix novel regarding Ulrika first (Vampireslayer is it)?
I'd recommend picking up the Gotrex & Felix novels that contain Ulrika (so the 2nd omnibus) just so you can get a full appreciation of her character when she's human and when she's first turned- though Bloodborn is only 2 weeks after she parts ways with Gotrek and Felix so she's still wrestling with her new nature.
 

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It compares very favourably, Ulrika though is a far more emotionally torn example of the noble undead- Genieve has come to terms with her nature whereas Ulrika often acts and thinks like a human before being reminded (by herself or sometimes her mentor Gabriella) that she no longer is human and that's she's destined to be unable to make any true relationships with another person for all her long life. Numerous times a crushing lonliness compells her to do things she know's are foolish- like hiding the fact she's a vampire and befriending a Witch Hunter!
 

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Got my copy of Bloodborn yesterday, seems wrought from a higher-standard than the usual Black Library Fantasy -- bar Time of Legends -- works. Put it down for Descent of Angels though, which is... ''heh'' at best...
 

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The standard of BL books has improved in consistency and quality over the past years, not all just bolter porn now!
i agree. i haven't gotten bloodborn yet, but i will be reading it now that i'm convinced that it will be good. Now i can't wait for Bloodforged as well!

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Nathan Long said:
There are at least two more Ulrika novels coming. The next one, Bloodforged, is already written, and I am getting started on the third one, Bloodsworn, as we speak. Yes, other bloodlines are featured in each of the books, sometimes as major characters, sometimes as minor characters. I hope, before I finish with the series, to get them all in.
He works fast.
 

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The coverart for Bloodforged has been released in larger format. Its a new artist and she's started off well.
 
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