Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Review: Absolution

Author submission in exchange for an honest review.

P.L. Parker
Release Date:
March 2, 2011
Eternal Press
Word Count:
approx. 95,000
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For years, travelers in the French Vosges Mountains heard the wailing of a woman echo in the hollows. Her cries went unbidden. No one was brave enough to seek out the source. Over time, the screams lessen, then stop. Eventually, even the memories slipped away, forgotten.

Six centuries later, two over-eager research assistants find and release the young half vampire, Chloe—unaware of events they unwittingly unleash with her.

Far away, other forces are aware of her awakening. Zaccarius, greatest of all the Slayers, is sent by the Council of Nine to seek out Chloe, determine her worth and render justice. Enticed by her purity and innocence, he becomes her protector. However, Jochad, the Dark Master and his army of evil vampires are eager to claim Chloe.

In the battle that ensues, Zaccarius falls beneath Jochad’s army. To save her lover, Chloe must make a choice. Ancient and dying, Jochad needs her blood to reanimate. His ultimatum—her blood or Zaccarius’ life. 

Brandi’s Review:
Here we read the story of an innocent half vampire Chloe and the saga that is her life.  I thoroughly enjoyed Chloe, even though her ancient speak became annoying, she stayed true to herself.  She was simply a lovely character even if she was beyond naive.  She was well read and sharp witted yet didn't know there was something extraordinary about her.  She does fit the pieces together in this page turner. 
And what can I say about Zaccarius?  He's just every heroine's wet dream.  Best fighter, amazing lover and sweet and loving to the core once you got past the tough guy exterior.   But my favorite people were Chloe's saviours as I thought of them.  They keep the story light, and able to handle in between reading about the disgusting bad guys.  We luckily didn't have to read to much about the depravities that the evil vampires but for all their evil there were the funny, obnoxious and loyal human of Earl, Benny and Shauna. 
This pleasantly surprised me by how balanced this story truly was and proves once again, that love can conquer all. 

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