- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (July 7, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425228673
- ISBN-13: 978-0425228678
Made vulnerable by his love for a human female, powerful vampire Edmund Fitz Clare has been kidnapped by a rival faction of shapechangers. For weeks now, he’s been shackled in a dungeon far from his London home, a pawn in a deadly game to control the world.
From the terrible hour Edmund disappeared, Estelle has welcomed him in her dreams—tantalizing visions of ecstasy and fear. Each dreamwalk brings her closer to finding him, but also puts her in the psychic sights of their enemy. She’ll have to draw on every drop of courage she has: to save her lover, to help his family, to keep her very world from falling into dangerous hands.
Emma Holly does it again with another great book. This is the second book in her Fitz Clare Chronicles and it starts out where the last one left off. Edmund has been kidnapped by vampires Frank and Li-Hau and he is completely helpless to free himself because of all the iron bullets still in his body. His eldest son decides to take drastic measures to save Edmund from the enemy to help his guilt subside and to bring Edmund home. Together the family has to come as a group and save him. We get to reconnect with previous characters and even get to meet some new ones.
Estelle learns that she has more powers than she first thought, Sally matures in this book, Graham enlists Robin’s special help, and Ben makes a decision about his true love.
There are still plenty of sensual scenes and history in this book, but the rescue of Edmund is still the front story. You will laugh, cry and even get angry thoughout the process of reading this book, but you will also want to add it to your collection as a great book to read time and time again.
The ending also gives us something to look forward to in the final installment of this series. It sets the scene up to where we know what to look forward to as Edmund and his family go on to the next chapter of their lives together.
My rating for this book:
Very Good! You have to read this book!