Full length novel
Yes! You have to have read book one, veiled, otherwise this one just wouldn't work.
However, trying to write about this book without spoiling it is really difficult so I'm keeping it simple!
This series is a kick ass Urban Fantasy series set in a world where vampires are out of the closet and originate from Vlad Tepes, aka Dracula.
And Vlad in this book is wonderful. He's sexy, likable and utterly compelling.
I mean, you cant truly be a vampire fan and not have a soft spot for good ol' Drac, right?!
The book weaves the history of Vlad with the present goings on in the world (a world where vampires are out of the closet and fighting for rights, a world full of hatred, bigotry and fear) and it made for a fast paced, suspenseful, dark and oh so addictive read that left me frustrated that I was too ill to read it faster!
If you follow the blog, you'll know that I am an epic romance junkie and I have to say that Vlad and Vinx are awesome but I wouldn't exactly say this is a romance... There's too much blood and gore for it to be considered a romance and it's a bit too, well, political. It's very much hardcore UF with a side dish of romance rather than an UF with romance running through it's core and for me that ,makes a difference: I like the core of romance. However, with this series I don't much care for I'm now hooked.
If you like suspense, vampires and - dare I say it? - some horror then there is a very good chance you'll love this series.
It's not fluffy, it can be hard reading, but it is very good and worth it.
Word of caution though! It ends in a cliffhanger that had me flickering between stunned disbelief and rage. RAGE people.