This book is brilliantly written. I love stories that have a strong foot hold in reality. If you think you’ve read every vampire book there is, this one will not disappoint you. I was completely sucked in from the start. I’ve always wondered what would happen if the birth of vampires was linked to the twelve apostles, and Batiste has given me my answer.
Turned into vampires after drinking Jesus’s blood from the Holy Grail, the twelve apostles are doomed to an eternal existence, until they can track down the daughter with the proper lineage and use her in a ritual that will turn them all human. I’d like to go into more detail here, but that’s the fun part of reading this story, the discovery, the mystery, and the myth. Baptiste is a mastermind with a knack for painting details, and pacing. I loved the blend of romance, adventure, and dialogue.
The characters were all memorable, and while Kellan and Nicole are the stars, each of them play a part in this epic narrative. Our hero Kellan, has what’d I’d call a Peter Pan Syndrome. He has some growing up to do, and Nicole, who was meant to be a means to an end, turns his life upside down forcing him to take a long look at himself in the mirror. It’s amazing what a connection to someone and the beginning of love can do to a person.
Nicole is impossible not to love. She’s a kind-hearted soul intent on doing good for others. It’s a rarity nowadays. She was well suited for the role she was being placed in. I don’t think anyone else would’ve been able to move Kellan the way she did with her sweetness and sincerity. I don’t want to go into too much detail, because this is truly that unfolds with plot bombs that make your head spin. In the best possible way, of course.
I highly recommend this fresh take on vampires.
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