Advent (Vampires: The New Age #1)
Synopsis: Every hunter knows a vampire bite means damnation.
Every hunter knows killing a victim is an act of mercy.
Every hunter knows there is no cure. Every hunter is wrong.
Nate Lavern became a hunter at eighteen and was well aware of the golden rule until he met Lexie. Lexie is a white witch infected with vampirism and when Nate was infected as well she showed him her secret for staying partially human. Together they hunt vampires, protecting the unsuspecting general public, but their magical solution is beginning to fail.
Their only hope is the Avebury ritual, little more than a legend even in hunter circles, and requiring four ancient relics. They are running out of time and must find out what is truth and what is myth; what is real and where it has been hidden.
Bookish things: 237 pages of vampire goodness. I am not a huge fan of the cover, but it does match up with a lot of the others Natasha has on her books.
My review: Another very quick read, Natasha delivers a vampire-packed action story with likeable, but not too likeable characters.
An interesting take on vampirism, with an almost purgatory-like time in between being infected and turning, Natasha does a great job of linking magic, paranormal and religious beliefs into one complex plot.
Crossing paranormal with a more traditional adventure/epic fantasy quest plot also gave this number a brilliant twist. It mixed ancient mysticism with current technology, M/F and a hint of M/M relationships (but far less M/M than is normal for Natasha’s stories) and even managed to mix in a bit of romance.
Give this melting pot of goodness a try!
Things I noticed:
10% – ‘…put the shotgun barrel in it and let of (off) both rounds.’
64% – ‘it (if) you hadn’t been moving…’
65% – ‘…a floor your (you) don’t mind me drawing on.’