"A Spellbinding Tale that'll have you hungering for more!"
This is the fourth book in the Guardians of the
Night series. The Guardians are an organization that
protects the humans from the vampires who want to kill
them. The Guardians feed off a lamb's blood to keep the
beast at bay, but they must start this ritual from the
moment they are made. It is next to impossible to go back
once a vampire has killed to survive. Drake is a vampire,
a killer, but he preys only on unsavory individuals. Some
of the vampires resent him for being a killer, leaving him
always alone—an outsider. He decides to team up with
Gabriel, a born vampire and killer who heads the Guardians
in the Baltimore area.
This story is a power struggle between Brigitte, a born
vampire and her mother, who resides in Europe. The French
Seigneur, Armand and his entourage of killers arrive to
take Brigitte back home and to kill Gabriel. Armand must
not fail or he will face a most unpleasant death himself.
Drake is forced to take over leadership of the Guardians
when Brigitte kidnaps Gabriel for her own evil plans. Drake
must keep the peace by dredging up a part of his past he
thought he'd put to rest. He starts to question himself.
Is he evil and just fooling himself to think otherwise?
Faith is one of Armand's unwilling concubines--unless under
the influence of glamour. She has never killed and detests
her life, but she must endure for her sister's sake. (She
is human and at risk of being turned.) Faith and Drake are
drawn to each other and connect not only physically but
emotionally as well.
In Ms. Black's tale we have a grander view of the vampire
world and all who are involved. Drake has been a character
in all the Guardians' books and I have looked forward to
reading his story. Hungers of the Heart did
not disappoint. The love story between Faith and Drake is
sexy as well as heartfelt and sweet. They are both guilty
of self-doubt, but together they bring out the best in each
other. They are perfectly matched. I love how the author
creates her characters -- not all are good nor are they
completely evil. They are complicated beings, which is the
magic that brings her characters to life.
This is a series you do not want to miss.
This story can stand alone, but you don't want to miss the
other Guardians of the Night tales.
Watchers in the Night
Secrets in the Shadows
Shadows on the Soul
Reviewed by: Karen
Michelle Nutt, author
Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted May 28, 2008