Saturday, October 29, 2011

Review - Blood Eternal

Blood Eternal
By Marie Treanor

Awakened by Blood, Book 3

Signet Eclipse
Mass Market Paperback
4th October 2011

Secrets don't disappear after seduction...

Elizabeth Silk is struggling to reconcile her passion for the vampire overlord Saloman and her allegiance to the vampire hunters. When a shocking vampire revolt calls Saloman away from her, she refuses to follow him.

To make matters worse, Saloman’s beloved cousin Luk has been found and awakened by one of his greatest enemies. Frenzied with bloodlust, Luk embarks on a killing spree and prepares to expose Saloman’s biggest vulnerability: Elizabeth.

But under Saloman’s regime, vampires have become less concerned with secrecy, no longer willing to hide their power. Rumors are swirling about attacks on humans. After Saloman joins forces with the vampire hunters to consolidate his power, Elizabeth begins to understand her role in the inevitable collision of the two worlds. She could bring resolution between vampires and humans—if she can manage to stay alive long enough to play both sides….

My review:

This is a great book.  Its a worthy conclusion to the trilogy.  I can only hope we get to meet these characters again soon.  I have been hooked since I read the first book.  They are well-written and fast paced with great characters that you really get to know and enjoy.

Elizabeth and Saloman have an unusual relationship.  Both have the power to really hurt or kill the other, even know Elizabeth is human.  By this point we have watched their relationship evolve over the course of the first 2 books.  But even here neither really feels like they deserve the other or can keep them for as long as they have together.  And this combined with the fact that Elizabeth's hunter friends dont trust him not to hurt her are the background story revolving around the bigger story of the vampire war and Saloman's cousin Luk.

This war could really be the turning point both Saloman and Elizabeth are hoping for in the ongoing relationship between vampires and humans.  Saloman wants to initiate change in vampire behavior so that the two can learn to live together and help each other.  And he spends a lot of time trying to prove how this could happen.  But he is up against his cousin, Luk, and a group of vampires that dont want to change.  If the hunters can not learn to work with him to get this matter under control, what chance does the rest of the world who is still in the dark have.

Both stories intertwine themselves perfectly throughout the book.  Leading to stunning conclusion and hope for all.  I am really looking forward to reading more from the author soon and I am extremely glad I started this series.

1 comment:

  1. Donna, I've just seen this - thanks so much for the fab review! SO glad you enjoyed BLOOD ETERNAL and the whole series! And thanks again for having me on your blog :)