Knight of Swords
Hellfire Publishing 2011
The year is 1893 and Lord Nathan Valancourt is being haunted in his dreams by a vampire killer. Lord Valancourt is handsome, rich, and a womanizer. He doesn't believe in the supernatural; but the vampire killer, who dresses like a clergyman, is killing off, one by one, Nathan's former conquests.
Nathan's uncle is dying and his last request is for Nathan to bring his charge, Juliet, to his home and see that she is taken care of. That may be more diificult then it sounds. Juliet's uncle has her locked up and guarded. He has been abusing and starving her and has no intentions of letting her go. Nathan has other plans. He has a strange psychic connection to her almost from the start and develops possessive ideas towards her. The plot thickens as the vampire killer turns his sights on Juliet.
This is a wonderful paranormal/fantasy read. This is the first book in The Sword's Series and is an introduction to how the vampires came about and where they are headed. Their true heritage is from the union of a human and a vampire. When the story begins, Nathan is not a vampire yet, at least he is not aware that he is a vampire. The connection starts to become evident when he attempts to rescue Juliet from her uncle's home. As the story progresses, the strong connection between the two becomes apparent; as well as. the fact that Nathan will have to fight others to become her mate. Nathan is the Knight of Sword's and Juliet is to be their Queen. The Queen is more powerful as her abilities will attest to. The psyhic connection between the two is so pwerful that Nathan has physical ills when Juliet shuts down their connection. The storyline is quite fascinating and keeps you glued from the start. There are all sorts of creatures encountered and each has a definate place in the story. The initial story ends when Juliet is put into a coma like sleep and Nathan is forced to leave her side to find an antedote to awaken her. This book is sure to please every paranormal/fantasy reader. I for one am looking forward to the next book in the series, Ace of Swords.
I wish to thank the author for providing me witha copy to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated in anyway except for being provided a copy of the book.
I give Knight of Swords 4 out of 5 stars