Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Carothers has created a new genre of vampires in this first book of their series. It is an ensemble cast type of series with a main couple in each book. This is most certainly an adult series. There is explicit violence and sex on the page. The strengths of this book are most definitely in the world building.
There are so many unique details throughout the book that are both intriguing and sometimes terrifying. The relationship between the two main characters is initially very adversarial. Talos and Bayne are not on the same page.
With Bayne’s history and upbringing, his resolution with Talos felt a little rushed to me. Their physical interactions overshadowed their emotional intimacy. The relationship between side characters Odin and Majid felt more sincere, and was heart-wrenching, leaving me wanting to know more about them. This was a solid start for a new series.