Review: Death’s Servant (The V V Inn 0.1) by C.J. Ellisson

July 22, 2014 Review 0

Review: Death’s Servant (The V V Inn 0.1) by C.J. Ellisson

Jonathan Winchester has clashed with his alpha one too many times. After another argument he leaves the Manitoba pack, his only home since the werewolf attack that changed his life. He returns to his home state of Virginia to start a new life free of pack politics. Jon finds work and meets a young waitress, Raine, who appears to be a lone werewolf, too.

As their relationship progresses, Jon’s embroiled in more intrigue than he bargained for and a danger bigger than he can handle. He's running scared until his own alpha tendencies surface, making him unable to leave the pretty werewolf’s problems behind. The young man is desperate to save Raine—even if his efforts may lead him straight to death.

Journey along in this first prequel novel involving the favorite characters from the bestselling V V Inn series. Written at reader demand, this stand-alone story explains how the beloved Jonathan came to serve the deadly redheaded vampire, Dria.

Title: Death's Servant
Author: C.J. Ellisson
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Vampire Vacation, The Hunt, Big Game, Death Times Two
Series: V V Inn #.01
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Vampire Vacation, The Hunt, Big Game, Death Times Two
Published by Self
Source: Publisher
Published: April 13, 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Suspense, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 119
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: three-half-flames

In this prequel to the V V Inn series we meet Jonathan and discover just how he became Dria/Vivian’s servant.  I found reading from Jonathan’s point of view, even in first person present, much easier than I did Vivian’s in Vampire Vacation.

Learning how Jonathan came to be Dria’s servant was a rather interesting and gripping story.  I liked Jon.  Although I do have to admit, I have a soft spot for alpha werewolves and Jon is definitely an alpha werewolf.

Be warned, this story is very graphic in its violence.  There is actually more violence in this than sex.  If fact there is really isn’t a lot sex and some of what there is, isn’t exactly consensual.

This prequel shows us just how Alpha Jon is and how far he will go to save those he cares about.  It also shows just how ruthless Dria can be when it is called for, and how compassionate.

I enjoyed the dynamics between Jon and the couple.  It is interesting and well worth the read.  If you read nothing else in this series, and don’t mind some graphic violence, give this a read.

 

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