Title: The Garnet Dagger
Forbidden to cross the Elvin barrier into human lands, Brock cannot sate his curiosity. Cursed by a vampyre bite that forces him to feed on the life-essence of others, he is unable to touch another without taking their life. Chained by prophesy, he must find a witch, pierce her heart, and draw her blood for his cure.
Celeste must escape the monks who have held her prisoner for years. Her magic has been kept dormant by her captors. An ancient powerful Warloc craves her powers. If he succeeds in devouring her magic, she and the world will die.
When Brock falls in love with Celeste before realizing her demise is his cure, will love triumph over his desire to be healed? Will he risk everything to save her from a Warloc, an oath breaker, who also wants her dead?
Author: Andrea Cooper
Published by Crimson Romance Source: Author
Published: March 25, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal Romance
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I haven’t got to read many books with elves as the main characters. I enjoyed this story especially towards the end when the action started to come more often and the plot seemed to thicken as we learned that not everyone was who they seemed.
The story starts out just before Brock is bitten by the vampire. Once he has been bitten he knows he is different but doesn’t know how and tries to just continue to live his life. Within hours his life as he knows it has completely changed.
What I did like was the plot that the author wrote was very well thought out especially towards the end with the Warloc and the elder and how the curse and prophesies came about. I really enjoyed reading about that. Also I liked how the author was not afraid to have some characters die or be killed when you would hope they would live to see another day. This book is about a curse and curses aren’t pretty or forgiving so I was glad to see that this book went along with that in that respect.
The beginning of this story was a little slow for me. It seemed like it took a while to get into it. It was a good story but it was one of those that I could read a little and then put it down then come back a couple days later and read a little more. It wasn’t until later in the book (about a little over half way) that I got to where I may have to put it down but I wanted to go right back and start reading it again. Also the romance in this story wasn’t quite what I would have liked to see. It was more Brock wrestling with his inner turmoil because he needs to kill her to save him and his people but he loves her too.
All in all it was a good story and I will be reading the next in the series. From here I think the action will only get more exciting.