"Kate Hill is a brilliant storyteller."
Vampires are actually aliens who chose to make Earth their
home. The first settlers are called Originals. Hybrids
were humans who were turned after being bitten by a vampire
and Immaculates are the result of a mating between two
Hybrids. Dr. Matthew Winter, an eminent hematologist, is
married to renown artist an Immaculate Dulcie Evans. They
are very happy together until fellow vampire and scientist
Jay Ashford enters their lives.
He recruits Matthew to work at his lab, which devotes
itself to research on vampires. At first Matthew is very
happy working in a place whose vision is to better his
race, but he soon learns that Jay is abusing an Original
child. When the vampire Network refuses to put a halt to
the inhumane treatment, Matthew kidnaps the child. On the
run from Jay, the network and even his wife, the scientist
must find proof that Jay is evil if he wants to regain his
former normal life.
Kate Hill is a brilliant storyteller who has created a
society of vampires that is so believable, readers will
know they live among us. The hero is a complex being, one
who does what's right even if it means gaining the wrath of
his own kind including his beloved spouse. The fascinating
story line works on several levels due to the strong
interesting support cast as much as the powerful prime
players. GOD OF THE GRIM contains many characters who
deserve their own story be told that hopefully Ms. Hill
climbs that mountain and does so.
© Harriet Klausner
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 29, 2002