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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Reckoning by Lorenz Font (The Gates Legacy)

 The vampires of New York City are breathing easier after the demise of the tyrannical former head of the Vampire Council, Goran. Under Rohnert, the revered and newly ascended leader, their future looks promising. However, an unknown enemy is manipulating events, killing humans and vampires alike, and exposing their secrets to the human world.

This is bad news for new vampire Cyrus and his band of fighters at Tack Enterprises. Events derail his plans to find Zane, the sadistic vampire who tortured Cyrus and forced immortality on him. Armed with hatred deep in his bones, all Cyrus cares about is getting even, and Zane has it coming. Cyrus soon finds himself torn between the crippling desire for revenge and his responsibility to his friends. When he begins to spend time in the company of the beautiful and pureblooded vampire, Isidora, her presence in his life makes him rethink his priorities.

Isidora is able to read minds. The thoughts she hears from the respected and irresistible vampire, Cyrus, are filled with both anger towards Zane and a deep admiration for her. Being closeted all her life, Issy has no idea what to do in the face of the outside world’s war, death, and challenges. One thing is clear. She craves Cyrus, but his need for vengeance is clouding his mind. After discovering a previously hidden family member and being called to serve the Council, Issy is at a crossroads in her life and struggles to find the right path.

Both vampires face tough choices. Should Issy pursue her feelings for Cyrus or wait until he can return her affection? Will Cyrus deny his attraction to Isidora so he can kill the man who made his life a living hell on earth? Every decision leads to a reckoning.



Read from March 26 to 28, 2015

I would like to thank Netgalley and The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House for giving me the opportunity to read this book.

I started this particular book with number four in the series. Therefore, it was a little confusing at first getting to know what was going on and piecing together things that had happened in previous books. There are a huge amount of people in this book. I could only keep a few in my head that were the front runners.

I liked what I read in this book. The characters all well played out with a great mix of bad and good guys and girls. I want to go back and read the first three books and I would love to continue the series.

There are several front runners in the book. There is Tack Enterprises which are the good guys. They fight for the good of all mankind in a sense. There are vampires and humans a like in the company. The two main characters are Cyrus and Isidora. They work for Tack and are slowly falling in love with each other. They both have painful pasts and try to work through it. They have some good times getting there I must say. Isidora (Issy) is also brought in as a new council member when a few were killed.

Rohnert is the new leader after the evil leader of the vamps dies in one of the previous books. He is the leader of the council as well. He is a good guy and wants to make things good, but he has his own demons from missing his wife Shelly who was killed as well.

You have Harrow who is the leader of Tack and a good guy. There are several other people, but I'm not going to bog the review down talking about each person.

The evil ones in the book are Bretania, who was Goran's wife. She wants to spread a disease and take over with Goran's children.

Drago wants to take over the council and everything else out there. He is the worst one and I hope to read his demise in a future book!

They have this new breed of vampires called the Neroc. They are a rare breed of vampire that are taller and stronger than the normal vampire. They are fast and lethal without the usual bloodlust taking over their senses. They are supposedly ugly as sin. The council members shunned them because of they could not be trusted. And of course, Drago, hires them.

They get a good ally in the form of a Shaman named Aemerria who takes over after Lukan, the old shaman, goes over to the dark side. There is also a secret surrounding her.

I'm not sure who developed it, but there is a lethal compound made into bullets that will kill or deform a vampire. It's called Dangeran. I never found it's origin mentioned in this book. I could have missed it but I think it was probably introduced in the previous books and the story about it.

I enjoyed this book and it was nice to read yet another take on different vampires and vampire politics. A great read from start to finish.  4 Stars

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing. For someone who haven't read the first three books in the series, I'm glad you weren't as confused as I thought most would be. Would you like to read the first three? Let me know. You can email me at kalimetal11@gmail.com

    Thanks again!