Thursday, July 29, 2010
Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost
A Night Huntress World Novel, book 2
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An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness...and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.
Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she's only imagined in her worst nightmares.
At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he'd seen it all. Then Kira appears - this fearless, beautiful....human who braved death to rescue him. Though her burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life. Yet sending her away is unthinkable.
But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.
What I thought:
I didn't really like Mencheres in the other books. After reading this one I don't know why I didn't like him in the others, maybe because he didn't get enough page space to really get to know him like we do in this book. The second of the Night Huntress books is a great continuation of the characters Frost has set up.
Kira was a great character, one of the better ones I have read lately. I like the strong, independent women we read today, but she also had vulnerability we got to see, even if it was solely in her thoughts. She put on a brave front, in hopes no one would see her down. This was a great change of pace from Denise.
While I get excited to see Cat and Bones in these books, sometimes I'm disappointed in what I read about them. They don't seem to be the same characters, but maybe it is just because they don't have much space in these books. They just didn't have the same feel to them.
When I first heard, I was a bit disappointed when Frost chose Mencheres first over Vlad, but I'm glad, in the end, we got to see Mencheres finally finding the love he has always wanted. But I do hope that Vlad's is next. Vlad is still among my favorite that Frost has written.