A child is born…into the final showdown of Vampire and Hunter
The face of a killer, the heart of a lost child… Konrad once led the legendary first team of Hungarian vampire hunters. Now, refusing to ally with the undead, he goes his own way, slaughtering vampires across the length and breadth of Europe.
The dying thoughts of one such vampire send Konrad to Britain in search of a dangerous instrument that might be just what he needs in his obsessive war with undead overlord Saloman – a war he’s determined to win at any cost. The only being who can lead him to the instrument and its current, evil possessor, is sexy, mysterious, young Glaswegian vampire Maggie, who holds herself aloof from her own kind.
Maggie sees much more than Konrad’s anger and cruelty. She makes it her mission to reach beyond the horrors of his past and find the man he should have been. Difficult, when he threatens her heart as well as everything she believes in; and when her whole being clamors for his body and his blood.
While journalists circle, about to break the news of vampire existence on mainstream television, Elizabeth Silk labors to give birth to Saloman’s daughter, and Maggie plays a dangerous game that risks everyone for her belief in one troubled man.
Worldbuilding: The awesome mix of paranormal (vampires, hunters) mixes yet again with European settings to deliver a great story.
Characters: Maggie was east to love. She was fun, resourceful, passionate and compassionate. Konrad, however, was a tougher ‘sell’, though I did end up liking him in the end. Did I love him though? Not quite, though he had the bad boy vibe for sure. But he was also close-minded there for a good portion of the novel, and though I get the why and the how makes sense, I have a deeply rooted dislike for his kind of thinking. So it was tougher for me to like him on his own, but the romance slowly developing between them was utterly delicious. The slow burn kind, lots of conflict and tension – yummy.
Plot: I loved the story, particularly since it involves the rest of the couples in the series so far. I admit my favorite is Saloman, the guy is just so kick-ass there’s no way you won’t love him and Elizabeth, but Maggie and Konrad’s story was really good too.
Writing: Third person narrative, his and her POV. I loved their different voices.
Curb Appeal: Great cover, hooking blurb – totally impulsive buy material for my vampire romance reading moods.
All in all, this was a great addition to the series and a fun read. It was more of 4.5 butterflies read in spots because of my personal lack of love for Konrad, but I always found him interesting so on the overall, he was a great character to read about.
If you’re into fangy romance, lol, do give this series a try – it’s totally worth your time.
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