Series: Night Huntress, #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Some things won’t stay buried . . . at grave’s end
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and vampire lover Bones are caught by Patra, the wife of his sire Menchares, skilled in black magic and thousands of years old. Her name honors her mother Cleopatra. Patra unleashes a storm against their allies and families, ghouls and vampires. But Menchares still loves her.
“You arrogant, overpublicized, showy old bat, what are you waiting for? Aren’t you the king of all bogeymen? The legend children fear will devour them if they misbehave? Come on Vlad, live up to your reputation! If you can’t burn to death one Egyptian vampire chained to a wall how did you ever drive the Turks from Romania?”
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I had heard that Vlad AKA Dracula made an appearance in this novel. considering there is an entire series based off of him, I was super excited for him to show.
The reviews on Goodreads are a mixed bag, and it had me slightly worried when I began reading this.
The story begins where One Foot in the Grave left off. Bones is still helping Cat with her band of merry Vampire Killers. Justina, Cat’s mum hates the ground bones walk on and Cat still puts herself in dangerous situations.
None so dangerous as a family reunion. Cat’s Father is back, and just as brutal. There is a particular torture scene that was immensely gripping I was almost late back from lunch!!
But he’s not even the main antagonist, of this story. An Ancient vampire, wife of Mencheres, Patra is out to kill Cat and Bones.
Bones smiled. “Oh, grand. Going to make me beat the truth out of you? My favorite way to work.”
***Slight Spoiler Alert***
Basically, a premonition stated that Bones would kill Patra in order to protect Cat. Patra wants to Kill Bones before that happens. She is a vampire who was around when The Pharaohs of Egypt were around.
Once again the wacky hierarchy between the vampire’s with their Master lines baffled Cat. Which made for some great conflict. Can anyone say pyramid scheme?
The usual Torture, maiming and a big battle made for some truly gripping storytelling.
“He’ll learn that many women can satisfy for a short period of time, but when he falls in love, only one will sustain him forever.”
What does Jeaniene Frost bring to the vampire Myth?
- Glowing Green eyes; when aroused or angry
- Fangs ( A Given)
- Can see Ghosts and Ghouls
- Can direct where blood goes in the Body (yes, south!)
- Stake by silver or beheading will kill
- sunlight doesn’t really effect vamps
- Creation: Cain & Abel. The first Murderer received the mark of Cain: The first Vampire.