Scottish academic Elizabeth Silk is spending
the summer in Romania researching historical superstitions for her PhD.
While she is tracing local folktales, one subject in particular sparks her
imagination. His name is Saloman, legend's most powerful vampire, a
seductive prince staked centuries ago. Now, in the ruins of a castle crypt,
Elizabeth discovers the legends are real. Her blood has awakened him. Her
innocence has aroused him. But Elizabeth unleashes more than Saloman's
An army of vampire hunters has amassed to send Saloman
back to hell. Sworn to help - yet fearing Saloman's deadly blood lust -
Elizabeth seeks to entrap him, offering her body as bait. But something
stronger than dread, more powerful than revenge, is uniting Elizabeth to her
prey. Caught between desire and rage, Elizabeth must decide where her
loyalties lie...and what the limits are to a yearning she can no longer
thought is how refreshing it is that we have a vampire tale based in the old world
of Romania and Hungary that brings us back to its origins. It has been a while.
characters are complicated. Their
obstacles are staggering and the situation is further twisted by many external
influences. Our heroine, Elizabeth, is
seemingly apathetic and content to dedicate her life to her research. Then discovers a hidden passion that leads to
heartbreaking inner struggles.
imprisonment of more than 300 years, Saloman awakens eager to exact vengeance
on those responsible. Not surprising. He
finds the new world appealing but at the same time morally corrupt, strife with
famine and overrun with violence and prejudice.
He’s certain he can make a change that will help vampires and humans
alike. Only thing is he wants to achieve
this by taking over the world.
reason, we question is it evil? Well, it
depends on how you look at it. Evil is
in the eye of the beholder.
doesn’t agree that he should get to decide who lives and who dies. Therein lies the difficulty this couple must
overcome. Her mind is at odds with her
heart. (A position I would imagine most
of us found ourselves in at some point in our lives.)
Elizabeth refuses to accept it, they love each other. To quote his words as they share a night of
“And if I have learned anything
over the millennia, it is this: that in love, only the moment matters.”…”For
this moment, this night, Elizabeth, I love you.”
I have to
say I was unhinged with that scene, and in my opinion, the novel is worth the
read for that scene alone.
epilogue leaves us with a very intriguing scene that will certainly entice me
to pick up the next novel in this series (Blood Sin).
My opinion is that this novel has a:
·Major bad boy hero,
has challenging times ahead,
·Quests for power,
·Good vs. bad theme.
That’s enough for me to pick up the next in the series!