By: Elisabeth Staab (author website)
Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: January 8th 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 13: 9781402263187
Source: Publisher, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Chronicles of Yavn, book #2
Best read in order: yes
I have to admit that my favorite thing about this series thus far is the hero’s. Thad nor Anton was the perfect, can fix it all, alpha, mega hero. Anton has some major baggage. He was raised among the wizards and their evil ways. He has never known a loving touch. He has never been a part of a true team. He has never experienced any pleasantries. He does have the heart to know that what the wizards are doing to the vampire race is horrifyingly wrong. Anton has the courage to lead the vampires to the evil that is his father, the Master.
Tyra was one of those heroines that I loved for her bad assery, and then pondered if she had a death wish. She does some insane things all for the aspects of her life that she cares passionately for. Everything she does though is for the most selfless reasons. She cares for her vampire family. She wants them to prosper and defeat the wizards. She has much compassion for the humans at the shelter she works at. She has spent her life as a fighter. She is active in the battle of defending her people for the wizards.
Readers find out so much information about the wizards hate on for vampires. That was my one ‘huh’ from the first book, King of Darkness. From the information that was provided I did not know the ‘why’s’ behind this centuries long battle that the vampires and wizards have fought. Wow, the things readers learn about that fight. I am also eager to see where this goes, especially with Anton on team vamp.
I think Xander may just be my favorite vamp of this series. He is dealing with the death of his mate. He is starving himself from the diet of blood that he needs to survive, thrive, and be healthy. He has been removed from his warrior duties until he heals, thus feeds. His light duty assignment seems to be a much needed balm on his broken heart though. The advice that he dishes out seems so logical, then you read him and his grief and you just know he is strong enough to make it through the hell that he is going through.
This is one of those books that must be read in the series correct order.
My favorite quote comes from…a coffee mug. “Smile, it makes people wonder what you’ve been up to.” Considering the vampire holding the mug I was left wondering if perhaps this is very apropos and a part of who that vamp really is.