This Pilot chapter is a interesting new concept about the vampires. We all know about these ancient tales, but now is showed in a very interesting historical context.
The main concept is about a secret brotherhood of vampires in the ancient Greece making pacts with the political leaders of the ancient civilizations. In this context, Dracon, one of the vampires, leads a coup d´état between the vampires taking over the brotherhood. In this moment, he makes a deal with Alexander the Great meanwille his best friend, Hazad, falls in love with a human woman. After a few discussions, they both become enemies and Dracon kills Hazad´s Girlfriend. In this moment, Hazad starts a battle against Dracon meanwhile he is protecting the humans. The chapter starts with a flashforward in the future, so I think that every chapter takes place in a different historical age.
The plot is very interesting considering that lots of historical characters appears during the chapter, and they all have their own personalities. In addition, the concept of a secret brotherhood dominating the humanity from the shadows is very interesting, specially if you like the History, and there are many different meanings (political, human, philosophical...)
The best point of this chapter are, of course, the characters. They all have a deep personality (specially Dracon, the antagonist). Their past is showed using flashbacks and I have to admit that all this vampires are really human. They have their own secrets, their own hates. The protagonist is not a perfect hero, and sometimes he doesn´t act as he have to, and it makes him really interesting, but I have to say that the best character, of course, is Dracon. This one (the military leader of the vampires) have a dark personality, but on the other hand he is really complex and has an enormous appeal (he is racist with the humans because of his human past).
At first I thought it will be other “Twilight”, but it isn´t. It´s true that there is a love story between a vampire and a human, but it´s an adult one (and -spoiler- she deads during the second part). The plot is never boring and sometimes it´s really exciting.
The only problem is the hig number of grammatical mistakes, but it´s not so bad considering that the author doesn´t speak English.
In conclusion, Moonshadow is a fresh and interesting new concept about the vampires.