Fortnight of Fright 2015 | The Vampire Combat Field Guide


Welcome to our third annual FORTNIGHT OF FRIGHT event!
October 17th – October 31st, 2015

Thanks for checking out the THIRD annual edition of FORTNIGHT OF FRIGHT where Alyssa (Books Take You Places), Amy (Tripping Over Books), and I bring you two full weeks of Halloween-related posts! We’ve invited bloggers, authors, and book lovers alike to share their favorite things about Halloween and we feature a new person and post each day. 

Today, I’m sharing some details about THE VAMPIRE COMBAT FIELD GUIDE by Roger Ma!

Fortnight of Fright 2015 | The Vampire Combat Field GuideTitle: The Vampire Combat Field Guide by Roger Ma
Publishing Info: October 6, 2015 by Penguin
Genres: Adult, Horror, Paranormal
Find it on the web: Buy from Amazon // GoodreadsDate Completed: October 15, 2015

In The Vampire Combat Manual, Roger Ma, the nation’s preeminent expert in undead warfare, prepared the average citizen to defend against a brutal vampire attack. But without appropriate training, even the most adept slayer of bloodsuckers can be left vulnerable.
Therefore, the Institute for Undead Combat Studies has once again created an essential practice handbook for anyone seeking to avoid serious injury, infection, or death at the hands of a vampire. This comprehensive guide includes:
*Detailed illustrations to aid in identifying various types of the undead and their vulnerabilities, as well as anatomical drawings you can color to promote knowledge retention
*Interactive mental and physical exercises that will teach invaluable fighting techniques and prepare you for battle
*Work pages to hone weapon selection, defensive and offensive techniques, and precise staking strategies
*and much more!
With the proper preparation, no one need fear death by exsanguination or an eternity spent in darkness. Learn to ward off these bloodthirsty creatures while you can—or say good-bye to your days in the sun…

When I received an email from Penguin Random House about THE VAMPIRE COMBAT FIELD GUIDE.. and that it was a coloring book!? Well I surely couldn’t say no to that! I thought it would be the perfect way help kick off A FORTNIGHT OF FRIGHT! This was actually my first foray into adult coloring books and I have to say… it was a lot of fun! Possibly a bit more gory than what I might normally aim for in coloring book but I did say yes to a vampire combat guide!

vampire guide


A vampire guide is exactly what you get here! It was fun to see the details and instructions on how to best defeat a vampire — from the best approach based on your stature, to best weapons to use, and even staking techniques. If you’re a vampire or horror nut, this is probably a super fun guide and you get to color too!

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I was actually hoping for a few more coloring opportunities since it is advertised as a coloring book. Every page is open white space, ready for your crayons, markers, or whatever medium you choose to color in each illustration but some didn’t really call to me like they were supposed to be colored in.


Overall, it was really enjoyable and so much fun to read through and color in! It was absolutely perfect for Halloween and so much fun to experience! Thanks again to Penguin Random House for sending it along!

Hi, I'm Brittany!
Hi, I'm Brittany!

I'm an avid reader, candle-maker, and audiobook lover! Here you'll find book reviews, fun blog posts, and my other loves of photography & craft beer!

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