"fabulous medieval vampire romance"
After fighting for his liege on the battlefield, widower
Tristan DuMaine only wants to live the rest of his life in
peace with his beloved five years old daughter Clare. He
worries about their half finished Castle DuMaine located on
the dangerous borders with Scotland made more perilous
because his cousin King Henry II took away many of his
knights and soldiers for some dispute in Brittany. He fears
for his child because of the "bad men" in the nearby woods.
The worst "bad men" in the woods is Siobhan Lebuin, who
watched the Normans murder her father; she has vowed
revenge and has succeeded in small ways until now. She, her
brother Sean, and their brigands capture Tristan. Sean
forces Tristan to wed his sister before they take him out
to die. However, instead of his death, a demon knight takes
bites out of the brigands escorting Tristan killing them.
He next bites Tristan, but instead of just accepting his
fate, he bites back. Tristan becomes a vampire returning to
his home planning to drink Sean's blood and to finish what
was begun with his new wife.
THE DEVIL'S KNIGHT, the sequel to MY DEMON'S KISS, is
fabulous medieval vampire romance starring a hero
struggling to adapt to the limitations and power of his
new "life". The changing relationship between Siobhan and
Tristan is cleverly devised to enhance the powerful
paranormal tale while the audience anticipates the
confrontation between the two men in her life. Still it is
Tristan's adaptation to the vampiric lifestyle that makes
this a fine fresh historical.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted March 29, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 6, 2006