Over at Vampires.com I did a review of the rad book The Vampire Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead by Roger Ma, and a thought hit me – werewolf fans will love this badass book far more than vampire fans, after all, it’s a manual on killing vampires. We all know that werewolves and vampires have a rocky relationship, and if you want to be prepared for a battle against the undead, then this is a book you need.
In the inevitable event of a vampire attack, the average citizen will be forced to engage in vicious hand-to-hand combat. To avoid serious injury, disfigurement, or death by exsanguination, you need to know the proper combat strategies and techniques to ward off a stronger, faster, more agile undead opponent looking to drain the life from your body. Are you prepared? With detailed illustrations and firsthand accounts from vampire combat veterans—as well as interviews with actual members of the undead—this manual provides you with the information you need to survive with your life and blood supply intact, including:
- Debunking myths, i.e.: vampire flight, animal metamorphosis, physical attraction to humans
- Crafting the most lethal vampire weapons from everyday materials
- The pros—and cons—of decapitation
- Weaponizing Ultraviolet (UV) light against an undead opponent
- Using the Domicile Histodiscordant Reaction (DHR), otherwise known as “The Vampire Invitation,” to your advantage
- Solo attacks, team-based combat, and much more…
The Vampire Combat Manual is your indispensable key to survival, whether in a one-on-one battle for blood or a face-off against multiple attackers. Don’t wait until the sun goes down—prepare yourself now!
I loved this book! The Vampire Combat Manual has everything you could possibly need to take down a horde of the undead. The research and thought that went into this book is super impressive.
The manual is told from the point of view of a member of a secret organization that hunts down and destroys vampires. What follows are chapters on vampire anatomy, personal preparation for battle, weapons, and combat strategies and techniques. It’s an amazing mix of fact a fiction.
I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of real information in this book. There’s fighting strategies, info on how to tell time using the sun’s positioning, weapon specs (the range and skill level of a weapon), exercise routines …etc. There is even a very detailed guide on how to make the most effective wooden stake, a guide with exact measurements and a list of high and low density wood types. This book may just be for fun, but it’s absolutely bursting with information, some of which is useful even if you aren’t fighting vampires.
I am in love with The Vampire Combat Manual and applaud Roger Ma for the amount of research that went into making this kickass book. It’s one I totally recommend – you can never be too prepared after all.
For more information check out the Vampire Combat Club.
About the Author
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of folklore with coffee in hand. You can stalk her via her Twitter.