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The ballerina Violette Lenoir has fallen victim to the bite of the vampire Charlotte. Her fire and energy have fuelled a terrifying change and a dreadful realisation; that Violette has become Lilith, the demon mother of all vampires. Haunted both by what she has done and by Violette's dark sensuality, Charlotte and her immortal lover Karl are drawn towards the dancer and the terrible destiny that has fallen on her shoulders.
But other, far more dangerous shadows are gathering around Violette. To the vampire Sebastian and to the dark heirs of Kristian, she threatens to wreak havoc with their plans to bring all of mankind under their dark wings.
Innocently embroiled in the endgame, courtesan extraordinaire Robyn Stafford finally meets her match as she is torn between the two ultimate lovers: Sebastian, and Violette...
"Draws the reader into a twilight world of mystic fantasy which is as irresistible as a pulse beat." (North Eastern Evening Gazette)
"... her most captivating to date." (Peterborough Evening Telegraph)
"A great novel, which is entertainingly frightening, splendidly romantic and erotic, and darkly suspenseful. The true Queen of the vampire novel." (Black Tears Magazine)
"'The series is among the best of those spawned by the wave of fashionability which has caught up 'revisionist' vampire fiction in the last twenty years. All three volumes have been written with an emotional fervour and vividly Decadent style which are perfectly suited to the subject-matter and all three have maintained a sense of philosophical enquiry which patiently, perceptively and politely raises questions about the reasons for our fascination with the vampire and related mythological figures... The series so far adds up to one of the most striking and most intriguing exercises in modern fantasy fiction; it may yet be further augmented." (Vector)
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A fantastic 3rd installment in the series!
Freda Warrington as always delivers an ambitious work of art that puts vampires in a new and original yet strangely premordial light. Her world-building is one of the best I'e seen in the genre, and her characters never disappoint or fall flat.
And I am once again impressed that the author managed nearly without using silly overused clichés - and when she did, she twisted them into completely new angles.
I really hope that audible will also pick up the new 4th installment in this series set to release at the end of may.