"fast moving and very stimulating!"
In 1880, General William T. Sherman gave a speech in which
he made the statement "War is Hell." Right now all would
agree that no truer words had ever been spoken. The Houses
of François and Pierre Arcée have been in continuous
conflict since 1758.
Brother against brother; the feud has kept moving its
battleground every 50 years and now it is in St Petersburg,
Florida. Lover and her ex-lover on different sides, artist
in the middle. Who wins? More importantly, who loses?
Julio Mendoza, son of a tarot reader, part time security
guard and metal artist. There's a lot he didn't learn at
his mother's knee. Like how to stay alive in the middle of
a vampire war. Michelle, a blood feeder in search of a
card. She'd have to hunt. She'd have to bite. She might
even have to kill.
Every five decades, the battle location is moved, with both
sides scrambling to gain first foothold. This year, the
tide will turn once again. Michelle learns how far she'll
go to prove her worth to her leader. She also finds
herself having the best sex of her life...or, unlife.
In the beginning I was a little unclear as to where the
story was gong but that was soon resolved. Julio is the
unknown in this book as the vampires are well thought out,
dominant characters called Seekers who seem to be much more
important. He has never known, until the day he gets
something interesting in the mail, of his family's past and
their importance to this vampire family. When he meets
Michelle all becomes too clear and he understands that he
has important choices to make. Michelle is torn between
what is her duty and what is her wish. It was quite
interesting how all the characters resolved their issues.
A well-written piece, fast moving and very stimulating! I
would love to see if/how Julio and Michelle make their way
in the world.
Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted June 21, 2008