|Series||Black Dagger Brotherhood #8|
|Tags||demons, paranormal romance, vampires|
John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was - or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call up on both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate.
Xhex, a symphath assassin, has long steeled herself against the attraction between her and John Matthew. Having already lost one lover to madness, she will not allow the male of worth to fall prey to the darkness of her twisted life. When fate intervenes, however, the two discover that love, like destiny, is inevitable between soul mates.
Review & Comments
John Matthew has been a wonderful long-term character in this series and his personality continues to develop in this book. Xhex's character development is largely well-done but falters towards the end of the book in disappointing ways.
The relationship between Blaylock and Qhuinn, on the other hand, is a well-written emotional train-wreck. There are more than enough plot hooks for the future, but as with the last book, some of the minor hanging threads are more annoying than enticing.