Book Description: All Lady Glynis Wright ever wanted was the freedom to live her life as she pleased. Unfortunately, her aristocratic parents want her to marry well and settle into a life of luxury. When her family becomes guests to one of the most fearsome and powerful vampires of all time, Glynis finds her fate is far more terrible than an arranged marriage. Trapped in the power of her new master, she fights for freedom, revenge against her creator, and the chance to be with the one she truly loves.
When I first started reading this book, I was not certain that I would be able to make it to the end. The level of violence made me uncomfortable. This was largely due to the author’s vivid descriptions. Make no mistake, the violence is not out of proportion with the story but it is quite graphic.
Rhiannon Frater weaves fantasy and history throughout this book making it seem more real. Her writing is very descriptive but it does not cross the line that some writers do. I did not feel overwhelmed with unnecessary details or long breaks in the middle of dialogue. I will admit that with some authors I find myself skimming through overly long descriptions. I was not once tempted to miss a single word of Ms. Frater’s writing.
While I did want to yell at Glynis on several occasions, she did nothing that seemed out of character. There were also many times when I found myself getting teary eyed with Glynis or angry on her behalf. She was not always a likable character, but she was never boring.
What can I say about the character of Dracula? Dracula was my first . . . vampire that is. For that reason I always expect more when an author decides to use him in a book. At the beginning of this story he seemed like a static character with very little depth. By the end, I viewed him as fascinating and complex. His relationship with Glynis proved equally complex as the story progressed.
This is book one of a two-part series, but it ended in a way that made me want more without feeling frustrated.
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