When times are darkest, some vampires desire more than blood …
England, 1465. Mortal men clash in the War of the Roses for the English crown, while vampire warriors’ move undetected among their ranks, savoring the flow of blood that battlefields provide.
Vampire prince, Severian Pearce, fears the revelation of the immortal clans to humankind should King Henry fall from power. While in pursuit of Henry’s enemies, Severian comes to the aid of Meridian Neville, a human woman he craves—and not for the scent of her blood … Meridian is torn between honoring her father’s dying wish and her unexplainable yearning for Lord Severian. But as Severian and Meridian work together to protect a relic hunted by mortals and immortals alike, the red veil descends over them. This all-consuming attraction can drive immortals to the brink of madness. Will the existence of this powerful bond between a human and a vampire be enough to unite the immortal clans or is the red veil a scourge set on destroying any chance they might have of happiness?
When all hope is lost, one vampire will fight unto death for his forbidden love.
I love both the historical and paranormal romance genres, so I really enjoyed the combination of these two elements withing the book. The beginning was a little bit confusing, but necessary to the story, so I forgive! (: The prince was just. I do not know if I have adequate words to describe him. He was pretty hot and could be both intimidating and sweet. And Elizabeth was an endearing character as well. Although this book was a prequel, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the writing and the history. The romance was sweet and I cannot to see what the next book in the series has in store romance- wise. This book definitely has me primed to start the series. I cannot wait to see what new twists are in store for me. I liked how the prequel was ended as well. Also, The cover, characters, and setting are quite lovely. (:
Sometimes, love is conceived in the mind of a man long before it is ever realized.
1990, Cardiff, Wales. Vampire prince, Sebastian Pearce, has waited six-hundred years for the right human mate. His own beloved mother was a mortal capable of carrying immortal offspring. While vampires no longer require live donors for sustenance, Mother Nature has played a cruel trick on them making breeders a rare commodity. As numbers in Sebastian’s Imperial House continue to dwindle, his virgin bride eludes him. That is, until he happens upon a young woman searching for information about a sacred vampire text, the Book of Descent. Sebastian’s desire for her is more potent than anything he’s felt for another woman, but Everleigh Marbut isn’t innocent. She’s an American with a mind of her own, and worst of all, she’s already carrying an immortal being. As Sebastian and Everleigh fight their attraction to each other, they don’t realize they’re being lured into a battle pitting medieval myth against the power of modern science to recreate life until it’s too late.
The destiny of his lineage, and the bond forged between them, now rests in their acceptance of each other as they are.
I didn't know if the historical/paranormal world of Elizabeth Marx could improve after the preview, but I was wrong. I loved all the characters (for the most part), especially Gillian, who had me cracking up throughout the book. The hot and relationship between the the main characters kept me engaged throughout the book. I love the twist that Everleigh is not some silly human virgin, but a woman, and a pregnant woman at that. I loved the dialogue. The book would just not have been the same without it. I mentioned before that the book was set in historical times, which was very well done. (: I will have to read more books by this incredible author. I do not want to say too much about the romance for fear of releasing a spoiler, but I like how Everleigh held in there. ;)
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