I actually loaned this book out before I read it myself. I was looking forward to reading it, but I was in the middle of another book so you will just have to deal with the lateness of this review from the release date. Also a word to the wise…another reviewer (either intentionally or unintentionally) had spoilers in their review and the Heather Killough-Walden fans on facebook had a crusade to “say that the review wasn’t helpful” on Amazon. Seems a bit harsh…so don’t make these ladies mad! They will come for you and your reviews! Anyway…
Dorian is the main character in this book. He is the half vampire/half human brother of the French Vampire King. These brothers do not get along well…beyond normal sibling rivalry. There was a prophecy that for the many vampire kings of the world that they would have a human queen who would be able to give them half vampire/half human children. This is desirable for many reasons of which we won’t get into here. So these kings have waited. Julien (French Vampire King) had a dream about a woman and many things are revealed to him, but he does know that Emma is his queen. So he sends Dorian after her. There is a whole lot more going on here that just two brothers fighting over a woman. There is dissention (other than Dorian’s) within the ranks. Other kings are aware of Emma and making their own plans. Friends are foes and foes are friends.
I really liked the storyline. Emma at times wasn’t very likeable and Dorian was just “blah” at times. Julien was an awesome bad guy. You will love hating this guy. And I actually can’t wait to read the next book…I don’t think I can say who the next vampire king will be to get his book without revealing something about the storyline so you will just have to read it! I was hoping the epilogue was going to be about him though. This author’s book are always such a good deal for the money you send. The editing is well done and the storyline is always interesting. I’m pretty sure I own all her books.
P.S. Heather: I am still waiting patiently for the next book in the Neverland series. I need some more Hook!