Review: Devil’s Dream (Shade of Devil #1) by Shayne Silvers

MY ⭐️ RATING: 4/5

Format: Kindle Whispersync


If you enjoyed the Blade or Underworld movies, you will love the Shade of Devil series.

Before the now-infamous Count Dracula ever tasted his first drop of blood, Sorin Ambrogio owned the night. Humanity fearfully called him the Devil.
Cursed by the gods, Sorin spent centuries bathing Europe in oceans of blood with his best friends, Lucian and Nero, the world’s first Werewolf and Warlock–an unholy trinity if there ever was one. Until the three monsters grew weary of the carnage, choosing to leave it all behind and visit the brave New World across the ocean. As they befriended a Native American tribe, they quickly forgot that monsters can never escape their past.

But Dracula–Sorin’s spawn–was willing to do anything to erase Sorin’s name from the pages of history so that he could claim the title of the world’s first vampire all for himself. Dracula hunts him down and slaughters the natives, fatally wounding Sorin in the attack. Except a Shaman manages to secretly cast Sorin into a healing slumber.
For five hundred years.
Until Sorin is awoken by a powerful Shaman in present-day New York City. In a world he doesn’t understand, Sorin only wants one thing–to kill Dracula and anyone else who stands in his path. When the descendant of an infamous vampire hunter steps into his life, Sorin is torn between conflicting feelings in his heart–revenge or love. But to a woman like Victoria Helsing, it might just be considered a bloody good date.
The streets of New York City will flow with rivers of blood, and the fate of the world rests in the hands of the Devil, Sorin Ambrogio.

Because this town isn’t big enough for the both of them.


A great story that will leave you laughing with great characters and a new spin with Dracula not being the original vampire. We all know the story of how Dracula became the first vampire, but in Shayne Silver’s Devil’s Dream, Dracula is not the first. Sorin Ambrogio is the REAL original vampire! Joined by an indigenous shaman, a vampire slayer and werewolves, Sorin is on a mission to kill Dracula for murdering his village and family. Asleep for 500 years, he’s awakened in present day New York.

“We’re approaching the dawn of a new world. Don’t get stuck watching the sunset.”

I feel like there was a huge missed opportunity to give us a bigger story of Sorin’s creation, since it is a new spin derived from the “The Vampire Bible” from The Scriptures of Delphi (you can find that story here) said to be written by the Oracle of Delphi herself. What is given is very interesting and just BEGS for more detail, but is summed up in a few paragraphs and I feel robbed of a detailed creation story that could’ve taken up several chapters. One of the really interesting characters, aside from Sorin, is Nosh Griffin, an indigenous Shaman of the Mohawk tribe. He helps Sorin navigate through present day New York to kill all the vampires under Dracula’s control. His powers are similar to Nightwolf of Mortal Kombat, he can summon a spirit bear that he controls to help fight off the vampires. NOW THAT IS PRETTY COOL!

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