"A must read for Vampire lovers!"
Darelle is a simple country girl from 1348 France, who has
not known a man's touch, but yet has been having sensual
dreams for the past year. She is torn because she is
ashamed of what is happening to her, yet her body has
learned to hunger for the pleasure that comes. She
returns from grazing the sheep to find her family is dead
from the plague "La Peste" and Seigneur Lascaux waiting
Lascaux takes her to his castle, Darelle starts showing
signs of having la peste. He offers her eternal life and
youth, this frightens her but she does not have the
strength to do anything. Lascaux spells her as he has done
for the past year and drinks her blood; before she
realizes it her hunger for blood is aroused and takes what
is offered her. He tells her she is now his forever. She
had heard tales of vampires from her papa and now is
horrified to find out she may be one.
Lascaux turns out to be the one in shock, Darelle is not
your normal vampire she is a Les Coeurs Eternels; "one
whose hearts never stop beating even though they are
undead." Lascaux must retire during the day but Darelle
does not need to. Her twin guardians, Gareth and Kane
arrive and help her escape. They explain that they are
there to protect and love her for all eternity and that
she is to be their priestess. The Les Coeurs Eternels
offer to ease the suffering and pain of anyone.
Lascaux chases them across the country side to get Darelle
back. Will Lascaux recapture her? Will she ever be free
from him? Will she learn to love her guardians?
This book is so much more than what it appears. Through
Darelle we see how shame can affect someone's life and how
strong a person needs to be to overcome their own fears. I
like that we get to see her in current time and how she
has adapted through time. I also liked the mythology
behind Sedonia's Vampires. This is a overall great read! A
must read for Vampire lovers!
Reviewed by Catherine Smith
Posted April 24, 2007