I read this out of curiosity and because I could get it for a reasonable price. I can see why younger readers could get involved in the series particularly now that the first of the movies has been released. An interesting idea and ok for an entertaining afternoon read. I didn't find myself wanting to read the next book when I had finished and my curiosity had been sated.
I really enjoyed this. Seeing the great reviews I tentatively bought the first book and then downloaded the omnibus. I see from other posts that there is a prequel and I look forward to getting my hands on it. I've recommended Wool to a few friends and look forward to discussing it with them.
This is a great read for anyone who has an interest in vampire stories. The background information provided by the editor helps to set these stories in their time and gives some interesting insight into the beliefs about vampirism found throughout Europe. I still have a few more to go but so fare the stories are fun and you can start to see the development of some of the vampire lore that we know and love today.
I didn't particularly like this book and am in two minds about whether to try another from the series. I found the characters difficult to like and a bit one dimensional - again this may be because I have missed some background development in preceding books. I did like the idea of the historical story being told in the form of chapters in a draft for a book and it also raised an area that I had not previously heard about in terms of `baby farming' which was drawn from actual cases from that period.As a mystery, however, I found the book disappointing.