“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
With the Vargr Clan community in turmoil over the death of one of their own, the Lycans are in shock. The demonic Clizyati are gaining momentum and their Black Walker Warrior allies are no closer to finding these deadly killers. But one thing they know for sure, the Clizyati are back and a war everyone thought ended a century ago has been resurrected.
When unexpected visitors arrive at the Lycan commune, Rune and his siblings scramble to protect the clan. Determined to defend the lives of those that raised him, Rune puts his differences aside and joins forces with the Black Walker Warriors to rid the world of the Clizyati and avenge his brother’s death.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is the second book in the Black Walker Warrior series, so you really do need to read book one, Blood or Destiny, first. As with a lot of Fantasy books there is an abundance of characters with weird and wonderful names that you just won’t have a clue about if don’t read these books in order.
This book carries on perfectly from the ending of the first one, I had been gutted when I finished the last book. Stunned and eager for this book in my hands, well the wait was sooooo worth it. Now it is known that the Clizyati had not been wiped out and have been steadily re-building their army of vampires and now they are more savage and deadly than ever. A war seems like it can not be avoided. The Black Walker Warriors are also gaining recruits.
I love how Angela Stevens intertwines all this story round the goings on of humans that are oblivious of so much. Ok there are communities that keep themselves pretty well isolated to hide their secret lives, but others have integrated within the human towns.
This is again a busy book with so much tension building. Not only with the fighting but also with a love story. I just loved the relationships that developed in this story. This book brought out such a tender side to Rune. Although on a mission to avenge his brother’s murder, he finds a little happiness too. I was swooning myself.
There was so much that I didn’t see coming in this book. Just loving this series.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Angela is British born but moved to the United States a decade ago. Always a keen traveler, she has enjoyed spending time living outside of her native country. She is an ex-teacher and the mother of two children. When empty nest syndrome threatened, Angela turned to writing novels to fill her growing free time. As her hobby grew she found storytelling began to fill her waking hours.
Her debut novel, Lemon Drops and Love grew out of her voracious appetite for reading. After one particularly momentous year, where she consumed over one hundred paper backs, Angela Stevens decided to attempt her own. The story is set in her local town and the setting for her love story was partly inspired by her passion for ice hockey. “I discovered ice hockey when I first moved to America. We went first to see an Anaheim Ducks game when I was visiting L.A. We all loved it so much when we came home we went to watch our local team. Now I’m a rabid Washington Capitals fan, and can often be found ‘rocking the red’ at the Verizon center supporting the Washington Capitals.”
In Angela’s stories, you will always find a hero to fall in love with and a heroine who will be worthy of his love. Her characters are three dimensional and down to earth. She writes with a strong voice and in a gritty style weaving tension and suspense throughout her narrative. Her characters come to life and whisk you away, whether into a romantic or fantasy setting. Which ever you chose, be prepared to laugh out loud, cry and fall in love.
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