"Vampire romance is a dazzling sensual action romp"
In the second installment of Kathryn Smith's foray into the
paranormal with her "Brotherhood of the Blood" series, she
continues to delight this fan with distinctive prose along
with a dazzling sensual action romp.
In Night of the Huntress, Bishop comes face to face with
the Halfling vampire Marika whose sole passion is to slay
all vampires in her quest to find the one whom she's been
told killed her mother. Initially, Marika thought of Bishop
as just another monster to be rid of. While Bishop who
thought to have buried his heart 300 years before, was
moved by the beauty and courage of the little dhampyr, so
much so, that when Marika was threatened, it would be he
who would save the vampire slayer. Later they would both
discover that the bigger monsters would prove to be human
with very evil intent.
Kathryn Smith has been an auto buy for me for some time
now, to a certain extent because she knows how to really
write some very HOT and sensual scenes. That is only part
of the reason though, as she exemplifies these scenes with
terrific action, fully developed characters whose emotional
struggles give credence to their purpose in the story.
Marika was torn wanting to have the love of her father and
though she was half-vampire herself, deep down thought to
gain his love by slaying the monsters that she was told had
deprived him of his beloved wife. Discovering the care
Bishop had given to the grave of his long dead wife, Marika
began to rethink her assessment of the soullessness of the
monster she had intended to slay and realized there was
more to him than she realized.
Having read several vampire stories before, I am always
amazed at the creativity of the spin Smith put out of how
these six soldiers were originally turned into vampires.
Additionally, setting the story in the period of 1899 with
references to Bram Stoker's Dracula certainly made for
entertaining reading. While this second book has been my
introduction to her paranormal series, I definitely see
myself going back to pick up the first volume Be Mine
Tonight, and look forward to enjoying the entire series as
it is released. Always entertaining Smith has hooked me
again with this new series. Very much recommended.
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted January 26, 2007