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Explore (if you dare) the true history of the Fallen Ones — and follow the fate of a 1920s investigator lured by a beauty with violet eyes. Long before the term vampire was born, long before Bram Stoker fictionalized this being’s ways, blood-drinking demons were banished to Earth by Michael’s host of Angels, or so the Bible describes. Now this rich, mesmerizing resource, wr Explore (if you dare) the true history of the Fallen Ones — and follow the fate of a 1920s investigator lured by a beauty with violet eyes. Long before the term vampire was born, long before Bram Stoker fictionalized this being’s ways, blood-drinking demons were banished to Earth by Michael’s host of Angels, or so the Bible describes. Now this rich, mesmerizing resource, written in 1900, sheds light on what happened hence to the three vampire bloodlines — especially the tortured souls known as the Belial. Interspersed are booklets, flaps, and letters between a young paranormal researcher who discovered the book in the 1920s and an oddly alluring woman who seeks his help. Among the phenomena explored are: * vampires’ genealogical origins, attributes, and range * myths about the making of vampires * secrets of vampires’ powers and shape-shifting skills * tips for spotting vampires, protecting oneself, and fighting back * case studies of famous vampires — and vampire hunters — through history * a shocking overview of vampires "living" among us


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Explore (if you dare) the true history of the Fallen Ones — and follow the fate of a 1920s investigator lured by a beauty with violet eyes. Long before the term vampire was born, long before Bram Stoker fictionalized this being’s ways, blood-drinking demons were banished to Earth by Michael’s host of Angels, or so the Bible describes. Now this rich, mesmerizing resource, wr Explore (if you dare) the true history of the Fallen Ones — and follow the fate of a 1920s investigator lured by a beauty with violet eyes. Long before the term vampire was born, long before Bram Stoker fictionalized this being’s ways, blood-drinking demons were banished to Earth by Michael’s host of Angels, or so the Bible describes. Now this rich, mesmerizing resource, written in 1900, sheds light on what happened hence to the three vampire bloodlines — especially the tortured souls known as the Belial. Interspersed are booklets, flaps, and letters between a young paranormal researcher who discovered the book in the 1920s and an oddly alluring woman who seeks his help. Among the phenomena explored are: * vampires’ genealogical origins, attributes, and range * myths about the making of vampires * secrets of vampires’ powers and shape-shifting skills * tips for spotting vampires, protecting oneself, and fighting back * case studies of famous vampires — and vampire hunters — through history * a shocking overview of vampires "living" among us

30 review for Vampireology: The True History of the Fallen Ones

  1. 5 out of 5

    Joey Woolfardis

    I have thoroughly enjoyed previous Ology books from the entire series and there has always been something particularly lovely or endearing about each one, but Vampireology really falls short of the rest of them. It had great illustrations and the ideas and "facts" are amusing enough, but really I didn't like that entire ensemble. It felt a little rushed and a bit too made up, with no great care taken to really explore Vampires but instead just sell books. I realise I'm asking too much there, but I have thoroughly enjoyed previous Ology books from the entire series and there has always been something particularly lovely or endearing about each one, but Vampireology really falls short of the rest of them. It had great illustrations and the ideas and "facts" are amusing enough, but really I didn't like that entire ensemble. It felt a little rushed and a bit too made up, with no great care taken to really explore Vampires but instead just sell books. I realise I'm asking too much there, but one can only be hopeful. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Shop | Etsy

  2. 5 out of 5

    Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)

    Vampires have been living among us for a lot longer than we have noticed them that in myth and reality may suggest; longer since we have coined their term, vampire, was used; longer than before Bram Stoker fictionalized a vampiric supernatural, a demonic evil godless blood-drinker. Contained within this rich, mesmerizing compendium, penned in 1900, it is interspersed with booklets, flaps, and letters between a young paranormal researcher who discovered the book in the 1920s and an oddly alluring Vampires have been living among us for a lot longer than we have noticed them that in myth and reality may suggest; longer since we have coined their term, vampire, was used; longer than before Bram Stoker fictionalized a vampiric supernatural, a demonic evil godless blood-drinker. Contained within this rich, mesmerizing compendium, penned in 1900, it is interspersed with booklets, flaps, and letters between a young paranormal researcher who discovered the book in the 1920s and an oddly alluring woman who seeks his help. Among the ephemeral phenomena of vampire rich information explored here are; the three vampire bloodlines, genealogy, origins and attributes; how to make a vamp; secret powers and shapeshifting, case studies, and vamps "mainstreaming" among us. A pleasant pop up book for those with a light side to their dark side! I LOVE THIS BOOK! I LOVE VAMPIRES! The Ology books are always so luxurious and addicting, like finding a treasure chest!!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Penelope

    This book was very creepy.Anyone who gets scared easily should most defenintly only read this book if they are sure that they want nightmares.

  4. 5 out of 5

    ~Madison

    found this in my garage (along with all the other ones in the series) and yeah this one has always been the worst out of them all. The Egyptology one >>> a banger so this is my 2nd? 3rd time reading this as I read it when I was bored when I was young but I didn’t really read it back then… I just looked at the cool stuff in it and played with the extras in the book lol anyways with this knowledge im off to kill Edward Cullen

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sparrow

    Not the best of the ology series, but not the worst. The illustrations were gorgeous and the layout of the book fantastic. The story was pretty good as well. But I thought the made-up history of vampires to be weak. It's never really clear how one is able to know a vampire by sight, and the three types are generally just confusing. Plus, it was rather silly to believe that characters such as Greek gods, Attila the Hun, and Montezuma II were actually vampires. The book just claimed they were witho Not the best of the ology series, but not the worst. The illustrations were gorgeous and the layout of the book fantastic. The story was pretty good as well. But I thought the made-up history of vampires to be weak. It's never really clear how one is able to know a vampire by sight, and the three types are generally just confusing. Plus, it was rather silly to believe that characters such as Greek gods, Attila the Hun, and Montezuma II were actually vampires. The book just claimed they were without much evidence, hence the assumptions were rather silly instead of pleasantly unexpected.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    This is probably my least favourite book in the Ology series. The information didn't seem to be as well researched as some of the other books, and the subject matter didn't particularly interest me. I would still recommend this to people with an interest in vampires, but otherwise I would give it a miss. This is probably my least favourite book in the Ology series. The information didn't seem to be as well researched as some of the other books, and the subject matter didn't particularly interest me. I would still recommend this to people with an interest in vampires, but otherwise I would give it a miss.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Cipryan

    Such a fascinating encyclopedia...

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lateef

    This book is designed as a manuscript, written by a vampire slayer (referred to as a “Protector”) named Archibald Brooks. Brooks wrote this book as a practical guide for prospective Protectors. The book contains information on the origins of vampires, their appearance, their behaviour, how to identify them, weapons and tools used to kill them and more. The premise is the author (Archibald Brooks) is dead, before his death he sends this book to his fried, private detective, Joshua T. Kraik. Throu This book is designed as a manuscript, written by a vampire slayer (referred to as a “Protector”) named Archibald Brooks. Brooks wrote this book as a practical guide for prospective Protectors. The book contains information on the origins of vampires, their appearance, their behaviour, how to identify them, weapons and tools used to kill them and more. The premise is the author (Archibald Brooks) is dead, before his death he sends this book to his fried, private detective, Joshua T. Kraik. Throughout the book, it contains notes (attached to the pages) written by Kraik as he’s reading through it. While the Kraik is making notes about the information in the book, he’s also making notes about a mysterious woman who’s in contact with him and wants him to meet her in Venice. So, there’s a story going on as you read through this book, which made it thrilling. What I liked about this book is the props that were placed inside it to go along with the information and story being told. For example, there’s a part of the book where it talks about how to protect yourself from vampires; one of the methods is grabbing a lock of it’s hair and in the page, it contains a lock of (fake) hair to feel. Another instance, is a sample of shed dragon skin attached to the page, when Brooks is discussing the different creatures a vampire can shapeshift into; one being a dragon. I thought this gave the book an immersive feeling, like it was an actual lifelike book. This is my first book on the study of vampires, I have nothing to compare it to, so I’m not sure if the mythology is being told accurately. I’ll definitely be looking for other books on vampires. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book, it was educational in its information on vampires (told in a creative way), while getting a thrilling story related to the book and I found it interactive with the props placed throughout the book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    S.S.

    I recently bought this book because ... well for a couple of reasons! I already have the Dragonology book in this series in both English and German. I bought the English copy and I was actually gifted the German copy by a friend (who, bizarrely enough, is German!) I enjoyed it because I really love dragons and then I got to know that there was more in the series. I wanted the Vampirology book because I'm nuts about vampires as well. (that's the second reason.) I'm glad I bought this book because I recently bought this book because ... well for a couple of reasons! I already have the Dragonology book in this series in both English and German. I bought the English copy and I was actually gifted the German copy by a friend (who, bizarrely enough, is German!) I enjoyed it because I really love dragons and then I got to know that there was more in the series. I wanted the Vampirology book because I'm nuts about vampires as well. (that's the second reason.) I'm glad I bought this book because i thought it was a really interesting read and I loved the artwork. It was fun with the 'scrapbook' style of it, with all the lift-up flaps and added tickets and letters and whatnot. I just love all stuff like that, especially if there's been a lot of care taken over the design. I thought the overarching story of the mantle of Protector being passed from one man to the other, and the intervention of a creepy countessa was a nice, added touch to the vampiric information. Just great. I loved the photo of the lady that changed from a woman to a vampire depending on how you tilt the page, too. It was a nice, quick read and is something I want to dip into loads of times in the future. I know it will give loads of pleasure, like the dragon one has.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kristopher Godwin

    Very interesting read. A fiction book on vampires written as if it was a journal on vampires made by a vampire hunter, to instruct in the "history" of vampires and how to fight them, is a very fun read. I was unsure if I should give it three stars or not because there were some ways it could have been better, and somethings kind of went against historical reality when it should have flowed with in a better way, but on the over all it was a pretty good read. Very interesting read. A fiction book on vampires written as if it was a journal on vampires made by a vampire hunter, to instruct in the "history" of vampires and how to fight them, is a very fun read. I was unsure if I should give it three stars or not because there were some ways it could have been better, and somethings kind of went against historical reality when it should have flowed with in a better way, but on the over all it was a pretty good read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sammy

    Cute. A lift-the-flap book for teens/adults. Looks great, cleverly done, but not exactly serious reading. It killed an hour at work yesterday...

  12. 4 out of 5

    Margret

    A beautiful, well presented book. I love the way it looks like a scrapbook. It's a fun read. A beautiful, well presented book. I love the way it looks like a scrapbook. It's a fun read.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Charissa Ty

    This book would make a really sick theme park ride. I love interactive books. Worth being a collectable.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rosyel Sawali

    I find it truly interesting. Read it out of curiosity and quite enjoyed the format by which it was presented. I'm eager to check out the other Ologies books after reading this one. I find it truly interesting. Read it out of curiosity and quite enjoyed the format by which it was presented. I'm eager to check out the other Ologies books after reading this one.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lily Martinez-rios

    Great. Cute book

  16. 4 out of 5

    Linda Garcia

    Enjoyed this book. I love Vampires and will read pretty much anything with vampires in it. Sometimes the books are great, sometimes not so much. This book was great. The art work was amazing.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Monster

    Vampireology is a guide to vampires ostensibly written by Archibald Brooks, a Protector, or slayer of vampires. It covers a great deal of ground, from their biblical origins, to the passing of their curse, to powers, vulnerabilities, and even their historical animosity toward werewolves and the Protector. When Brooks is murdered, presumably by vampires, the guide goes to his successor, Joshua Kraik, a private detective, who adds his own personal notes. Every page of the book has foldouts of Krai Vampireology is a guide to vampires ostensibly written by Archibald Brooks, a Protector, or slayer of vampires. It covers a great deal of ground, from their biblical origins, to the passing of their curse, to powers, vulnerabilities, and even their historical animosity toward werewolves and the Protector. When Brooks is murdered, presumably by vampires, the guide goes to his successor, Joshua Kraik, a private detective, who adds his own personal notes. Every page of the book has foldouts of Kraik’s notes, his correspondence with the mysterious Contessa, or other relevant items to the topic of the page. In a growing field of guides and compendiums, Vampireology gives you both a guide to vampires as presented by Brooks and a side story within presented by Kraik's notes. Vampireology is one of the better choices out there. It provides its own interesting and intriguing story, and is a take on vampires that will be of interest to fans. Vampireology is a beautiful book to look at, and it is attractively put together, with compelling illustrations and imagery. For librarians, the immediate concern will be the number of flaps and folds that will be subject to extensive wear and tear. The book is 30 pages long but is oversized, and each page has foldouts and other materials that, while they can keep readers' attention, can also be easily damaged. The book captures the feel of a personal journal as well as a guide to vampires, with items such as a train ticket that literally pop out at you as if they are three-dimensional . It should be noted, though, that its take on vampire mythology doesn’t sync up with that of Twilight or other popular teen vampire mythology- those looking for a romantic tale will want to look elsewhere. Vampireology is recommended more for fans of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Recommended for public library collections, and as a gift book for vampire fans. Contains: Imagery of decapitation of vampires.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tim de Leon

    I've learned so much about vampires after reading this book. From their beginning, the vampires in history, the powers of a vampire, methods of identifying a vampire, protecting yourself, how to destroy a vampire, and Dracula. Let me share some of what I have learned: 1. Vampires were angels before who tried to defy God, their bodies fell from heaven and landed on earth. They were sometimes called a Fallen One. Those three angels were the Moloch, Ba'al, and Belial. 2. Some of the vampires in histor I've learned so much about vampires after reading this book. From their beginning, the vampires in history, the powers of a vampire, methods of identifying a vampire, protecting yourself, how to destroy a vampire, and Dracula. Let me share some of what I have learned: 1. Vampires were angels before who tried to defy God, their bodies fell from heaven and landed on earth. They were sometimes called a Fallen One. Those three angels were the Moloch, Ba'al, and Belial. 2. Some of the vampires in history: Lilith, Caligula, Napoleon Bonaparte, Jack the Ripper, and Rasputin. Though I'm sceptical about this. The author does not force you to believe this one. 3. One way of identifying a vampire---their reflection. A starved vampire does not have a reflection but a fully fed vampire has a full reflection. 4. Some of the powers of a vampire: shape-shifting, pouvoir (strength), and mind-control (through their violet eyes). 5. The holy relics will only repel a vampire if you have faith. 6. Silver, your weapon should be made of this if you are to destroy a Fallen One. Though I don't understand why a wooden stake through the heart is an instant kill. 7. A vampire can still enter your house even without invitation. Check out my notes to know more, or better just read the book.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Drucilla

    This one is more in the vein of Dragonology and Monsterology in that the majority of the information is made up. However, many historical figures and events are pulled within the book making for an extremely detailed and amazing book. It creates a mythology for vampires that incorporates all the different legends and explains why there are so many. The frame story does a good job of explaning the book and is good but the information itself is the draw here. If you are a fan of vampires, even if This one is more in the vein of Dragonology and Monsterology in that the majority of the information is made up. However, many historical figures and events are pulled within the book making for an extremely detailed and amazing book. It creates a mythology for vampires that incorporates all the different legends and explains why there are so many. The frame story does a good job of explaning the book and is good but the information itself is the draw here. If you are a fan of vampires, even if you don't like children's books, should should pick this up.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Another great addition to the Ology series! Once you open the cover you can’t help but get lost in the beauty of this epic world of the undead. The creators put so much effort into making Vampireology, that I am stunned with how much there is to explore and discover (there are even a few hidden laughs in there). On top of the splendor, there is a fantastic story that absolutely captivates you.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Melanie Fair

    It was a quick read; not quite as good as "Vampyre", but I digress. Since I'm already pretty firmly set in my own vampire styles, it was hard to read this objectively. It did have some interesting "facts" though, and I learned a couple of things...which is a big deal if you knew how much research I've done on them. It was a quick read; not quite as good as "Vampyre", but I digress. Since I'm already pretty firmly set in my own vampire styles, it was hard to read this objectively. It did have some interesting "facts" though, and I learned a couple of things...which is a big deal if you knew how much research I've done on them.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Fure

    My rating is based primarily on the art - I can't really judge the text well, as it's a children's book (I think I would have enjoyed it when I was in the suggested reading range, but who's to say now?) - however, the art is freaking brilliant. My rating is based primarily on the art - I can't really judge the text well, as it's a children's book (I think I would have enjoyed it when I was in the suggested reading range, but who's to say now?) - however, the art is freaking brilliant.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    Presented as a journal left by a private detective, this book sets out to inform the reader of the danger of The Fallen Ones. I think I would've liked this more if I was a teenage girl who thought that sparkly vampires were, like, so totally rad. Presented as a journal left by a private detective, this book sets out to inform the reader of the danger of The Fallen Ones. I think I would've liked this more if I was a teenage girl who thought that sparkly vampires were, like, so totally rad.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rita

    This book is one of my favorites among the 'ology' series. Like most of the ologies, along with the so-called 'facts', there is a story to go along with it. Both the 'facts' and the story were very interesting. I would like to recommend this to anyone who is interested in mythology or fantasy. This book is one of my favorites among the 'ology' series. Like most of the ologies, along with the so-called 'facts', there is a story to go along with it. Both the 'facts' and the story were very interesting. I would like to recommend this to anyone who is interested in mythology or fantasy.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    Very interesting take on vampires. I like the style and art. I am reading the excerpts from the calendar and the little additional content is fun. Mostly it's great inspiration for writing about vampires. Very interesting take on vampires. I like the style and art. I am reading the excerpts from the calendar and the little additional content is fun. Mostly it's great inspiration for writing about vampires.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    A fun take on the vampire myth, as told by the "Protectors" or slayers. I enjoyed this book, with its pop-up-like additions, the notes, the little pieces collected over the centuries and placed in the book. It was quite fun to read. A fun take on the vampire myth, as told by the "Protectors" or slayers. I enjoyed this book, with its pop-up-like additions, the notes, the little pieces collected over the centuries and placed in the book. It was quite fun to read.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Elsa

    Fun!--the folklore is pretty accurate too.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    A really well written ology. I thoroughly enjoyed the historical references and the origin story. Great fun.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Johnson

    Fun read! In the vein of Nick Bantock -- this fantasy is interactive. You open letters an play with this book. Really fun.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Stefanie

    Interesting. The format is fun.

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