Friday, February 22, 2013

Review - Omega

Penton Vampire Legacy, Book 3
Susannah Sandlin

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Date of Publication: February 5, 2013

ISBN: 978-1612183596
ASIN: B0073XV3L2

Number of pages: 328
Word Count: approx. 88,000

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Book Description:

The bloody war between the Vampire Tribunal and the defiant scathe of Penton, Alabama, rages on, forcing its residents and their bonded humans to retreat into the underground fortress of last resort: Omega. There, Will Ludlam is charged with the care of Penton's humans, though he longs to fight alongside his vampire brethren. He knows the risks: as the renegade son of the Tribunal's vicious leader, Will's capture could doom the resistance.

Yet he is determined to prove his worth to his adopted scathe, to his vengeful father and to former US Army officer Randa Thomas, his beautiful, reluctant partner. Randa has little faith that a former member of the vampire elite has what it takes to fight a war. But as their enemies descend upon Omega, Will's polished charm and Randa's guarded heart finally give way to the warrior within.

Fans of Susannah Sandlin's Penton Legacy are sure to devour this long-awaited third installment of the steamy paranormal series.   

About the Author:

Susannah Sandlin is the author of paranormal romance set in the Deep South, where there are always things that go bump in the night. A journalist by day, Susannah grew up in Alabama reading the gothic novels of Susan Howatch and the horror fantasy of Stephen King. (Um…it is fantasy, right?) The combination of Howatch and King probably explains a lot. Currently a resident of Auburn, Alabama, Susannah has also lived in Illinois, Texas, California, and Louisiana.


My review:

I love this series.  From the first book I was hooked and it has only gotten better.  In this story the third book of the series, we get to find out more about Will.

Will has been a secondary character up until now.  He is a trusted member of the Penton community and has helped to design it and Omega.  He has faced many challenges along his way, the main one being his father who is Penton's worst enemy.

We also get to find out more about Will's partner in patrols and his main conflict in the town - Randa.  They just cant seem to agree on anything.  But are consistently forced to work together.  Randa is facing her own problems.  She has not fully accepted her new life as a vampire and is just not sure it is what she wants to be.  She also still worries about her family and misses her father and brothers.  She is determined to not give up though and is trying to work though her issues to adjust.  

At the same time the battle with Will's father is still going on.  This causes quite a few issues with the Penton vampires and their bonded humans.  Without trying to give spoilers from the previous two books I will just say we have a former character come back and a few deaths that do come together, to help take care of this ongoing battle and possibly lead to some new alternative ways for vampires to exist.

It is not necessary to read the first two if you are only looking to read about Will and Randa and  how their relationship evolves.  It is necessary if you want to know more about the town and Omega and how they came to be where they are and what the battle is all about and how it started.  I do strongly recommend reading them all if you like vampire tales.  And they all go together perfectly to form a complete story arc about the town.  I am hoping there is more to come where we get to learn more about some of the other characters we have met along the way.

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