RELEASE DATE: September 18th, 2015
BLURB: History isn’t always what it seems…
Twelve months after his change, Alec MacAidan is still getting used to his many vampire talents. While most vampires would give anything to have more than one supernatural power, Alec craves nothing more than peace and time alone with Cronin. But when Alec meets entities from outside this realm, he’s left powerless in their presence.
Zoan are half-lycan, half-dragon creatures that have slipped through time and reality, seemingly undetected by man and vampire. Or have they? They bear an uncanny resemblance to gargoyles, leaving Alec’s view on all things weird to get a whole lot weirder.
This new quest leads Alec, Cronin, and their band of friends to Paris, Rome, and Moscow, where they learn that gargoyles aren’t simply statues on walls. In the underground pits beneath churches all over the world, Alec discovers the Key’s true destiny. Facing the Zoan might take every talent he has. And he may need help from the dead to get them all out alive.
There are Authors, no matter what they write, excite-the-hell-out-of-me and NR Walker is one of those! It doesn’t matter whether she writes Cops or Cowboy Aussie’s, her books are always wonderful.
This is definitely one of my all-time favourite m/m Vampire Series, I loved it from Book 1 and it just got better and better.
Oh poor Alex! after his efforts against the Egyptian Gods in book 1 and then the defeat of the Terracotta Army in book 2, he still can’t rest – not yet anyway.
He has finally become a Vampire, crowned his dream of love with Cronin, but…..he’s not a normal Vampire, whilst everyone else has a Special Power, he has almost all of them combined. Whilst still trying to come to terms with all his new powers, a new enemy emerges! Zoan. A lycan-type creature, who was turned into a stone gargoyle and has now taken life due to a Portal that was opened when Alex become a Vampire.
The Gate that was opened, must be closed, otherwise everyone – Vampires and Humans alike – will all be in mortal danger!
The atmosphere of the book is dark, almost Gothic, but mixed with elements reminiscent of Dan Brown – the Author apparently that she is a great fan of.
Old and new Vampires join the fight with Alex against this last enemy. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s a great and exciting read, mixed with some very intense moments.
The sweet moments between Alex and Cronin were wonderful, my favourite being when they went to feed the lions, but be prepared for some very strong emotions!
This book should have completed the series, but I didn’t feel the sadness engulfing me like I normally do when a series finalises. The Author has left opened a window that I believe she intended to leave open, for maybe a future story? Our Vampires may have several years of peace ahead of them but the Author might try to liven up things for a new venture, we wouldn’t want our Vampires to get bored!
****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****