Vampire Legacy (Dragon Heat #4) by Ella J. Phoenix – Bout of Books 13 Review

VampireLegacy_SmashWords2015_1600x2400When Tardieh discovers a letter from his late father, he opens a door to old memories. The letter from Petran is a tale of intrigue, attempted murder, and betrayal, but leaves more questions than answers in its wake.
Petran, the King of Vampires, an ancient monarch known for his cunning ploys and many lovers, knows the animosity between draconians and vampires is brewing in Romania. Upon discovering his draconian neighbor has fallen ill with a strange Curse, Petran is determined to discover the cause, and a cure. In doing so, he finds an unexpected ally in his neighbor’s daughter, a striking Draconian Duchess.
All Lady Natalia, the Duchess of Moldavia, wants is to save her people from a Dragon Lord’s tyranny but she’s only a woman, who has no place meddling in politics. With his health failing, her father has big plans for her, so when the King of Vampires agrees to help her find a cure for the Curse plaguing her people and her father, Talia begins to see him as more than an old family friend. He awakens desires in her she knows she should not have but cannot resist, or deny him.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Vampire Legacy was a bitter sweet read. It’s a tale of love and loss. As Petran and Talia got closer, I was expecting the story to get harder to read. After a while though, I got wrapped up in the story and forgot about the inevitable.

Petran and Talia’s story was full of betrayal and heartbreak. There were few people that either could trust and there seemed to be danger around every corner. They still found time to fall in love and even though Petran was a married man, the more I got to know his Queen Hillia, the less that little fact bothered me. Even though the relationship seemed doomed, I found it hard to give up on them. *sigh*

I have to admit that there were times that the dialogue between the characters seemed a little modern for the time frame. It didn’t distract me from the story though. I loved the way the tale was woven and brought everything back to Tardieh and Zoricah. It also was the perfect way to show Tardieh exactly how much his father really cared about him. Getting a glimpse of their past made me want to go back and read Dragon Heat all over again.

DragonHeat_SmashWords2015_1600x2400Speaking of which, Ella J. Phoenix has offered to allow me to give away a copy of both VampireVampireLegacy_SmashWords2015_1600x2400 Legacy and Dragon Heat to two lucky commenters. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment, along with your email address and which book you would prefer. Good luck!



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