“Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares. At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he’d seen it all. Then Kira appears, beautiful…human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life. Yet sending her away is unthinkable. But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.”
“First bubble baths. Now Disney parks. You’re shattering every creepy vampire myth I’ve ever heard.”
I loved reading this spin-off from the Night Huntress series. Before this, I did not have a strong feel for who Mencheres was. After reading this, though, I have a much greater sense of who he is and what drives him. He is a man that does everything he can to protect those he cares about, but believes he is not worthy of happiness because of the lengths he has had to go to providing protection. He has gone thousands of years without desiring someone to love, but that changes with Kira.
I REALLY like Kira. She is the perfect match for Mencheres, they are so similar. Both are self-sacrificing for those they love. She is such a strong and identifiable.
Vlad (Dracula, though he hates being called that). He is my favorite character in the whole series, and I’m so glad he was in this story. He is sexy, funny, and a bad-ass with fire-wielding abilities. Cannot wait to read his trilogy, but that is another blog.
I recommend reading this, especially if you’ve read the other books in the series. If you love action, supernatural, dream-worthy characters, and humor, this book is for you. It does have some parts to it which were sort of repetitive, like the internal struggle Mencheres deals with. But still, a very good read, giving an insight into a very mysterious vampire.
For a detailed reading order for the whole Night Huntress series, click here.
For those that have read it, what were your thoughts? Is Mencheres more likable now, than before?