‘There are guardian angels, and there are monsters with wings’
Caitlin Parish should have been the last person to fall for a vampire. A member of the Vampire Control Unit, her relationship with master vampire Kane Malloy had explosive consequences. Caitlin’s colleagues count her as the enemy. And now she’s going back.
Kane has made powerful enemies of his own – and is being targeted by the head of the Global Council, Sirius Throme. With the stakes higher than ever before, Kane knows caring for Caitlin makes him vulnerable. Worse, her decision to return to VCU feels like betrayal.
With Throme threatening to tear Blackthorn apart, and the prophesied vampire leader finally revealed, Kane and Caitlin must both fight with everything they have to stop an all out war. But they’re fighting on opposite sides…
Right when she needs him most, Caitlin makes a shocking discovery about Kane. Has he been playing her all along? And can she trust him with her life when he won’t even trust her with the truth?
The choice Caitlin makes will change the game in Blackthorn forever.
Read on for my thoughts on Blood Dark. No true spoilers, promise.
So much comes to a head in this fifth installment of the Blackthorn series… and so many possible doors are opened.
When Caitlin returns to the Vampire Control Unit, the very place she was working when she first met Kane, the vampire love of her life – it hits Kane hard. And it will test, to the utmost limit, their love and trust for each other. Yet Kane has held something close to his vest, so to speak. As the ugly threads of betrayal and mistrust weave their way through Caitlin and Kane’s relationship neither will be certain their love for each other will survive.
Kane, Jack and Caleb, the leaders of the third species will meet face to face. And evil will rear its truly ugly face. The characters from previous stories in this series will make appearances. Yet, not everyone is involved to help the overall cause but to hinder it.
If you haven’t read the Blackthorn series from the very beginning, might I strongly suggest that you do that and soon. Yes, you would be able to enjoy and follow Blood Dark without reading them. But you might not get the subtle nuances in phrases or actions or even mannerisms if you haven’t traveled this road with all the characters from the start. And I will admit that before I dive into a new release in this series, I go back and re-read the previous stories so that the entire universe of Blackthorn flows like a movie to me. It’s what I do to immerse myself in this world that is not ours but unique to itself.
I can think of many words to describe Blood Dark – stunning, explosive, riveting, angry, frustrated, sad and joyous are simply a few that adequately describe this world and this particular story. But I think the best words are the ones that you will use as you read Dark Blood and let it take over your imagination and perhaps your heart as well.
And if you couldn’t tell – I would highly recommend this story for anyone who knows the Blackthorn universe, anyone who enjoys a deep down experience of being sucked into another world and left breathless. No, that’s not an extreme thought and you’ll know that once you read Blood Dark.
*I received an e-ARC of Blood Dark from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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