In book two Sharon left us with one heck of a cliffhanger and she opens with Gabi and Julius still falling right off of that cliff, into a pit of nonstop action and some serious challenges. Gabi’s secret is out, she is a Damphir and the consequences for her and all of those she loves are worse than she could have ever imagined. Gabi, being quite possibly one of the most badass female leads in a series, doesn’t run away from her problems; she goes right into them with guns a blazin… well with her sword “Nyx” strapped to her anyway 😉
Gabi of course doesn’t go in alone; My man (and Master Vampire) Julius is right there with her along with the amazing cast of sexy Vamps, Kyle her best friend (who also happens to be a Wolf), and of course Razor her very special cat.
The author made this story darker and of course a bit sexier than its predecessors and by doing so she really gave great depth to all of the characters; especially those that were not in the main cast. Her world building is just getting better and better. Sharon Hannaford has pulled out all of the stops on book three and she has me ensnared in her trap for good. I am already waiting on the edge of my seat for book four!
Publication Date: December 1, 2013
For the first time in months the City is peaceful, so peaceful that Gabi’s suspension from the Societas Malus Venatori doesn’t feel like a punishment. Her relationship with Julius is stronger than ever and Kyle has finally found his soul mate, even if he seems to need some convincing. Gabi thinks boredom is her most serious problem. She couldn’t be more wrong.
The visitor Julius has been both expecting and dreading arrives, bringing with him dire news. An old enemy, out to destroy them, has revealed to the Masters of the Vampire race that Gabi is a Dhampir. The visitor’s presence also answers the question that’s been simmering in Gabi’s head for years; the truth of her origins. This truth brings with it a deeper understanding of the implications of her very existence, and she doesn’t like what she discovers. But it’s too late to change what’s been done and Julius must now answer to the Princeps’ Court.
As Gabi makes plans to leave the City, drawing danger away from friends and family, a dark prophesy by the Magi Oracles forces her to change course. She will not be leaving the City alone, and she will not be running from the threat. She, Julius and a handful of others will be heading straight into the mouth of the beast. They must present themselves at Court before the Princeps travel to the City and inadvertently uncover one of the most closely guarded secrets of the Magi world.
While the Princeps wear a face of impartiality and civility, what boils beneath the surface is a storm of selfishness, greed, lust and perversion. Danger lurks in every corner and it soon becomes clear that someone is determined to ensure that Gabi will never get the chance of a fair hearing.
Old friends and old enemies do what they have always done best, while new friends and new enemies emerge at every turn. Only one thing is sure; it’ll be a cold day in Hell before Hellcat goes down without a fight.
Put the coffee on and warm up your page-turning finger, it’s going to be a long night.
This is a full length novel.
Please note this novel is written in UK English and contains some adult content.