"Dark and Gritty"
This is the third book of the Vampire Huntress series.
Damali Richards is the first Neteru in a thousand years.
The story begins a few days after their battle in the Dark
Realm where they stopped the Master Vampire, Fallon Nuit
from taking Damali as his bride.
The Covenant and the Holy Council search for Carlos who
has been missing since the battle. They find him in the
desert severely wounded. They nurse him back to health.
While Carlos tries to convince the guardians of light he
is on their side, he is also trying to convince the
Vampire Council he is helping them. As if he doesn't have
enough on his plate, he is being pursued by an evil entity
that wants to lure him to the dark side. Then there is
Damali, the love of his life. He needs to protect her
while he tries to figure out if they can have a future
In the beginning of the story, Damali has lost her sight
and her faith in what she is meant to do. She is worried
about Carlos for he won't tell her what happened to him in
the Dark Realms. As their relationship deepens, she's not
sure where Carlos is taking her. She senses something
isn't quite right with him. The Guardian Team has also
lost some of their power and faith because they will never
be able to have a normal life. Damali and her team must
work through these issues and regain their 'sight' so they
can fight the evil in the Brazilian territory.
Ms. Bank has written a tale about the power of love, faith
and hope. This book is sexier and darker. Damali and
Carlos' love scenes are scorching. They can't seem to get
enough of each other. You learn more about the Neteru and
her destiny. You see how Carlos struggles to keep his
darker urges at bay. It's all about choices and he must
take the right path for he's bargaining with his soul.
The reader will find out the importance of the guardian
team. They each have a special role in the greater scheme
of things. I highly recommend reading Minion and the
Awakening first. These three books should be read in
order so as not to miss anything.
Michelle Nutt, author
Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted May 9, 2007