"the best vampire novel I've read in a very long time!"
Jessica, dying, thirsty and alone had made it to her goal.
She had breached the walls of Farida's tomb and was quite
content to die there, as had been her plan since she had
killed Raithe, the vampire who had kidnapped her and abused
her for over five years. Unfortunately, she hadn't counted
on her guides coming back for buried treasure. She really
hadn't counted on Lord Mason, Farida's husband to show up
and kill them. After all, Farida had died over 300 years
Mason was stunned. There was an intruder in the tomb. When
he finds Jessica, it is obvious she doesn't have long to
live. He gives her a first bite and takes her home to
recover. Little does he know how obsessed she is with
Farida's history, which includes him in a major way.
Jess doesn't know anything except that Lord Mason must be a
vampire - one of those who had tortured her all those years
and she tries to escape more than once. As he tries to gain
her trust she begins to understand that all vampires aren't
alike - she hopes.
OMG! This has to be the best vampire novel I've read in a
very long time! Joey Hill has outdone herself in
descriptions and plot. This is not a small book (464 pages)
and I read it in a day and a half (don't tell my boss!),
couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end. If we had a
star system, I'd give it 6 out of 5....and, on a hot scale
a 10 out of 5. Definitely.
Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted July 21, 2009