Welcome back everyone!
It's a new day!
It's a new dawn!
It's...about time I stop listening to that Michael Buble song....hang on a sec... *switches CD* ....okay, there we go. Anywho....it's another bright and shiny day in book land here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers. Yes indeed. Today we are going to delve into the start of a new series by a new author and currently published by a new publisher...lots of "new" there, but new can definitely equal potential. Shall we get started? *waits for nod....there it is!* Today's book of choice is....
Evin Driscol. A young man with a bright future ahead of him. A nation in peril needing the sons of it's countrymen to fight to preserve their way of living. A future so bright....dims. Okay, so perhaps a bit over dramatic, but still....it gets the point across. Evin Driscol had everything going for him except a case a "my-funds-are-low" and as such he withheld his declaration of love for one Marianne Winthrop before his departure to fight the good fight for his country. Days turned to weeks, weeks to months, and though still held fast within his heart, the time had passed for declaring his love. Under the guidance of her parents, Marianne had moved on and married a successful business man. Woe to our heavy hearted war hero.
In spite of my lengthy ramble there, it certainly has its intriguing parts as well! The potential that can be seen in the current novel and future storyline....it's left wide open for the next installment while tying a few loose ends up in a package complete with a neat little bow. The relationships between the main character and supporting characters....it's happening more nowadays in supernatural literature where the "creatures of the night" have ties to others they consider family, but the author takes this one a step further in that one of them IS actually family, as in coming from the same blood line. Plus, the connection these two share is so touching even though their hearts no longer beat. The variety in the types of characters used.....vampires, shapeshifters, werewolves, fairies, elves...oh my! Normally a conglomeration of supernatural beasties like this would leave me wondering...couldn't you just decide? In this book though, it works. They are brought into the story in such a way that they don't over shadow what's already happening nor draw your attention away from the vamps in the spotlight, and yet it leaves the author much room for play in future installments.
Until next time....happy reading!