Reading level: Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Size: 384 pages
Release Date: July 27, 2010
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Night Huntress World series
Source: Audiobook from Audible.com
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the second book in the Night Huntress World series. This was a decent story, I didn’t like it as much as the Cat and Bones books, but it was fun to learn more about Mencheres’s past.
Mencheres is incredibly old and has been feeling death’s call for some time. That is until the beautiful and tough, Kira steps in to save Mencheres from some ghouls. Mencheres would like nothing more than to erase Kira’s memory, but Kira is proving resistant to his mind control. With one of Mencheres’s old vampire feuds spinning out of control, Mencheres ends up having to keep Kira close to him to protect her. Mencheres is drawn to Kira like no other woman in centuries. Maybe if Menchres can survive his feud and beat back the darkness his future holds, he can finally come to terms with what him and Kira feel for each other.
If you enjoyed the first Night Huntress World book then you will enjoy this one. These are much more paranormal romance than the Night Huntress series, as such there isn’t as much fightting and action and I tend not to enjoy them quite as much.
Still this book gives the reader a chance to see into the mind of one of the most powerful and mysterious characters from the Night Huntress series, Mencheres. Mencheres is unique both in his three thousand year or so age and in the absolute control he usually displays. It was interesting to learn more about Mencheres’s past and to see some of the thought behind that complete control.
Kira was an excellent heroine and a force to be reckoned with. She is tough, but not overly rash…she has a mind of her own, but does try to listen to reason. There are couple of times where she did some pretty stupid things out of ignorance, but these were well-founded. I enjoyed reading about her and enjoyed the deeper look into her character that I had previously missed by only reading the Night Huntress series.
It does bug me a little bit that you have to read these more romancy books to fill out the story, otherwise you are a bit lost as to what was going on in the Night Huntress series. I kind of wish the two series weren’t so interconnected and dependent on each other.
Overall it is a decent story. Much more romance than the Night Huntress series and I didn’t enjoy it as much as those books. Still it was nice to finally learn Mencheres’s past and to gain some additional understanding of his character. I definitely recommend this is you are a fan of the Night Huntress series; although much of the action and humor that is present in those books is absent in this story.