Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Review - Absolution

The Penton Legacy, Book 2
By Susannah Sandlin

Release date: October 9, 2012
Publisher: Montlake Romance

Book Description:

With the vampire world on the brink of civil war over the scarcity of untainted human blood, battle lines are being drawn between the once peaceful vampire and human enclave of Penton, Alabama, and the powerful Vampire Tribunal.

A Scottish gallowglass warrior turned vampire in the early 17th century, Mirren Kincaid once served the Tribunal as its most creative and ruthless executioner—a time when he was known as the Slayer. But when assigned a killing he found questionable, Mirren abandoned the Tribunal’s political machinations and disappeared—only to resurface two centuries later as the protector and second-in-command of Penton. Now the Tribunal wants him back on their side—or dead.

To break their rogue agent, they capture Glory Cummings, the descendant of a shaman, and send her to restore Mirren’s bloodthirsty nature. But instead of a monster, Glory sees a man burdened by the weight of his past. Could her magic touch—meant by the tribunal to bring out a violent killer—actually help Mirren break his bonds and discover the love he doesn’t believe he deserves?

It’s a town under siege, a powerful warrior in a battle with his past, and one woman who can make the earth move—literally—as the Penton Legacy continues.

My review:

I loved the first book in this series - Redemption.  (click here for my review) So while I was hoping the second book would be as good as the first.  I wasnt sure what would happen when I started reading it.  I really liked Aidan and Krys and enjoyed their story.  Mirren who was a great and interesting secondary character I wasnt sure about when it came to getting his own story, but I loved the town and had to read it as soon as I got the chance.  And it is totally possible for a second book to be as good as the first because this one is and I am so glad I read it.

Mirren is a warrior from way back.  Until he ended up with Aidan and helping to build and keep Penton safe it was all he had known.  Once in Penton he keeps to himself and exists.  But does he really enjoy life and living, its hard to tell.

Glory is a clerk in a gas station.  But she has dreams, she wants to be a chef and open her own restaurant.  It is really just her bad luck to be working when she is and have a vampire sense she has hidden talents.

Mirren has been captured and is being held until he breaks and becomes the warrior he once was.  And Glory ends up being held by the same vampire in the same location.  When neither will cooperate with their captors they are thrown together to either die or break.   They are freed before either gives in to their darker side they are fighting and end up back in Penton for the majority of the story.

Here they learn about each other and Glory learns how she can help the fight to keep Penton and its citizens safe.  While Glory learns about her new life and Mirren learns to enjoy life again, the whole town must come together and figure out what to do and how to face the ever looming threat against them.  With unlikely friends and unknown enemies can Penton survive?

I cant wait for the next in the series to see what happens next.  I am also looking forward to checking out more from this author.  She really knows how to weave a story with great characters and settings.

1 comment:

  1. Ohh this looks good. I may have to check it out. New linky follower.

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance