Think of a paranormal Indiana Jones film and you will have a good idea of what to expect from this book.
We have Vampires, witches, and werewolves. Witches and werewolves are at war.
Remmy is a young very powerful witch, that after finding out he was about to be used to wipe out All creatures by the leaders of the witches. He uses his magical powers to place an arc between the realms of the witches and earth.
Laurence is A Vampire messenger that witnesses Remy’s spell being placed. When the werewolves threaten to kill Remy, Laurence vows to protect the young witch, and they start a long journey full of mistrust of each other at first. But they begin to trust one another as they journey towards Laurence’s hometown.
The chemistry between them is strong and I loved the banter. But what I liked most is that although Laurence is protecting Remy. Remy is by no means a weakling as in so many stories like this one.
The characters come to life with the authors rich descriptions of their personalities. The secondary characters are also well defined and play important parts in the story and not just there to make up the numbers.
The story world is excellent, and I felt like I was on the journey through the woods and marshes with them.
The magic was so well thought out and presented to the reader, and only used in the story when it was needed and made sense.
The pace was well balanced, and though it is a fast-paced story, it did not feel rushed. The characters had time to rest when they really needed too.
I only recently found Lee Colgin through her Forbidden (Werewolf / Vampire) series which I recommend anyone who enjoys this book to check them out.
A thoroughly exciting and enjoyable read with a little humour, a little danger and just a pinch of mystery and suspense. And let me tell you the ending is epic.
Their journey continues in book 2, Across the Sapphire Sea, though they are not the main characters of the book.