The Spirit & The Shadow
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4.5 out of 5 Bites Review from Fang-Freakin-Tastic Reviews!
"The story moves, and I really like that about this book .. there isn’t any wasted space, every sentence, page, and graphic is telling the story at breakneck speed ... It is one of those books that you don’t want to put down, and I didn’t!" - Andretta for Fang-Freakin-Tastic Reviews
4 out of 5 Star Review from Lupa Schwartz Mysteries Blog
" The Spirit and the Shadow weaves a very clever vision which seems to have been conceived as a television series for Netflix or HBO ... It has a well-developed and involved mythology which tows the line of the usual vampire tropes while tweaking the genre in some very original ways"
- J. David Core, Author
An in depth interview with Brandon and Tommy @ Total Eclipse Book Reviews!
4 out of 5 Star Review from author, Michael Cairns
"All done in black and white save for the liberal splashes of red, the art works well with the night time setting and the atmosphere of film noir that permeates the detectives' business ... The story itself is nicely built as the book progresses and had me guessing as I went along ... The ending is also terrific and I'll say no more than that. :) " - Michael Cairns, Author
7 out of 10 Sheep Review (Story & Concept + Art) from I Smell Sheep Book Reviews
"There are many twists and turns as more characters are brought into the story ... It had me turning pages to find out what happened next ... The use of the artwork to compliment the prose, where it was placed throughout the story, the content of each panel, and the use of only grayscale and red was excellent. " - Sharon Stogner, ismellsheep.com
3 out of 5 Star Review from Book Troll's Real Escape Blog
"I would call this a combination of Chuck Palahniuk and Quention Tarantino, with a dash of True Blood. I really liked the concept and the world, as well as the general premise ... I am definitely interested in reading more in the series. " - Karen for Book Troll's Real Escape Blog
Guest Blog Appearance on Roxanne's Realm Book Blog
"A Different Kind of Graphic Novel" By Thomas Lavalle
Guest Blog Appearance on Fang-Tastic Books Blog
"The Partnership that Created the Book" By Thomas Lavalle
4 out of 5 Star Review from Reader's Favorite!
"The action is dramatic, the text is easy to follow, and the plot has plenty of twists and surprises" - Melinda Hills, Reader's Favorite
Guest Blog Appearance on Never Ending Stories Book Blog
"A Powerful World" By Thomas Lavalle
Guest Blog Appearance on Ramblings of a Book Junkie
"Writing Supernatural" By Thomas Lavalle
The Spirit & The Shadow is a paranormal, suspense thriller written by Thomas Lavalle, illustrated by Brandon Swope. Set in Los Angeles, in a world where vampires and humans coexist, the plot focuses on the paths of Detectives Aiden Lawson and Robert Garrison who are after a vampire wanted for murder. This mysterious vampire is also hunted by the murder victim's brother, Niklas Kane, an assassin determined to have his revenge.