"Wonderful wartime paranormal romance!"
Our story takes place during World War II. Mary LaPrioux is
a Guernsey schoolteacher who's been evacuated with her
students. Now in the village of Brytewood, she's been
billeted with the nurse for the area—Gloria, who's happily
engaged. The only problem Mary has is that Brytewood is
landlocked. While this may not be a problem for most
people, it is for Mary. See, Mary is Other—not totally
human. Mary is a Water Sprite and there are times when she
needs to feel water over her skin—her entire skin. She did
manage to find a big enough body of water to fit her needs,
even if it isn't saltwater. Right now the entire village of
Brytewood is preparing for the return of the local war hero—
Gryffth Pendragon—and Mary is in the thick of the
preparations. She can't wait for the party. Finally,
something to celebrate. Everyone in the village will bring
something, regardless of the rationing.
Gryffth Pendragon lost part of a leg at Trondheim. So after
he healed sufficiently, he was sent back home. Staying with
his father in Brytewood, Gryffth feels he no longer has a
life. He's a cripple now. He won't even be able to totally
shift anymore. After all, what good is a Dragon with only
three legs? Feeling as if he is no longer useful at
anything, he refuses to go to the party being held in his
honor. Eventually his father manages to convince him to go.
The whole village is looking forward to it and Gryffth
can't disappoint everyone. While sitting on a bench—it's
not as if he can very well dance now, can he?—he's shocked
when a beautiful woman approaches him and asks him to
dance. And she won't take no for an answer, instead
dragging him to his feet and forcing him to dance with her,
regardless of how awkward it is. When he gets called for
all the speeches, Mary manages to disappear. Of course,
it's not like it's any difficulty for Gryffth to find out
where Mary lives and works and so he decides to pursue her.
Naturally, everything is not calm in the village of
Brytewood. Turns out there are a couple of Vampires in the
area. German spies with an agenda of their own.
Will Gryffth and Mary be able to pursue a relationship?
What are the Vampires up to? Can they be stopped? Are there
any other secrets in the village of Brytewood? Will Gryffth
and Mary be able to tell the others what they are?
BLOODY RIGHT is an amazing story. Without having read the
first two in this series, Georgia Evans did a wonderful job
of pulling me into the story and I never felt lost while
reading it. I have read several books on World War II, but
never anything about the English and how those left behind
suffered during the War. The lack of everything, from food
to phones was portrayed in this book in a very realistic,
down-to-earth manner. This book also touches on what
happens to those crippled veterans after they get out of
the service and the problems they deal with—how they feel,
how they try to fit back into society. And then we have
Mary, and the problems she faced being put into a village
after being evacuated from her home, and everything and
everyone she knows and loves. But this is a paranormal
romance and we have plenty of that in this story as well,
complete with the heartfelt sigh. After reading BLOODY
RIGHT, I fully intend to rush out and get the first two
books in this series and I have also added another author
to my auto-buy list—Georgia Evans aka Rosemary Laurey. Read
this story, you won't be sorry you did.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted September 11, 2009
Dragons, beware of vampires...
It will take all of Brytewood's Others to save their village from destruction in the climax of a Georgia Evans' supernatural trilogy...
Gryffyth Pendragon has done his bit for the war effort when he comes back to sleepy Brytewood from the battlefront at Trondheim. It cost him a leg, and his chance to use his dragon's strength against the Nazis - or so he thinks. Until he finds out that his little village is facing a plague of vampire spies set on delivering it to the Third Reich. They've come up with a plan that, if they can pull it off, might break all of Britain's will to fight...But there are more allies for Gryffyth in Brytewood than he'd ever imagined, and while a doctor, a nurse, a schoolteacher, and a couple of sexagenarians doesn't sound like much of a battle force to him, there's more to his cohorts than meets the eye. Against ancient and impossibly powerful agents of evil, they will need every man, woman, and dragon-shifter they can get...