Monday, August 29, 2011

Review: "Lord of the Vampires" by Gena Showalter

     "Lord of the Vampires" is the first book in the "Royal House of Shadows" series.   I'm intrigued by the fact that there will be a different author for each of the books.  Gena Showalter is the author for this first one and has done a spectacular job, as usual. 

    "Royal House of Shadows" revolves around the kingdom of Elden which was once taken over by the Blood Sorcerer.  Before they were slain, the King and Queen placed spells upon their children to protect them.  The Queen scattered all of the children to safety and the King filled each of them with vengeance to reclaim the kingdom before time runs out. 

    Nicolai, the crown prince of Elden, has wound up on the sex slave market.  Not that he's a stranger to pleasing women, but certainly should be nobody's slave.  When the princess of Delfina finds out that he can be bought, she is quick to claim him as her own.  As a powerful vampire, Nicolai knows there must be a way out, but as his memory has been wiped clean he has yet to find a way.  When he summons Jane, a human, she is immediately drawn to this dark and mysterious vampire.  In a world where magic knows no bounds, will she be able to help him before it's too late?  

    Gena Showalter is a master at creating dark, mysterious immortals for us to fall in love with and she certainly has not disappointed.  This story took lots of twist and turns along the way and has set up the series nicely.  I can't wait to find out where this goes from here and curious to see how the story stays together with so many authors in the mix.

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