Cmdr Shepard's favourite books on the Citadel

I was a much more avid reader in my youth... before the days of PCs and gaming consoles. Now I find myself working in a job filled with long, slow periods of extreme boredom (punctuated by brief spells of intense excitement) which gives me a lot of time to pick up my reading again.

The only thing that I curse is my near-eidetic memory when it comes to books that I have read which can ruin my future enjoyment and re-reading of many of my favourite books (I tend to skip the 'slow, boring bits'). As a result I find myself mentally forcing myself to read each page slowly and carefully whenever I re-read a book to prevent myself from jumping forward to the more exciting parts that I remember.

Rebirth Volume 1 - Kang-Woo Lee, Lauren Na Part of the new wave of manhwa (Korean manga) the 'Rebirth' series catalogues the story of a 17th century vampire named Deshwitat L. Rudbich, who has been released from 300 years of stasis by his enemy, the evil sorcerer Kalutika Maybus.

Volume One covers the battle between the formerly allies, Deshwitat and Kalutika, and culminates with Kalutika murdering Deshwitat's fiancee Lilith before sealing Deshwitat in stasis. During his 'slumber' Deshwitat comes to the realisation that his own Dark magic is insufficient to defeat the Light magic of Kalutika. Some 300 years later, Deshwitat is released from stasis by an inept band of spiritual investigators who are battling a band of demons. When one of the two survivors, an exorcist named Millinear Shephild, uses her Light magic on Deshwitat while fighting the demons he resolves to have her teach him Light magic so he can take his revenge on Kalutika.

Reviewing this book after re-reading it since joining GoodReads.

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