Title: Descent of Blood
Author: Elizabeth Marx
Series: Red Veil Series Prequel
Source: Full Moon Bites
When times are darkest, some vampires desire more than blood …
England, 1465. Mortal men clash in the War of the Roses for the English crown, while vampire warriors’ move undetected among their ranks, savoring the flow of blood that battlefields provide.
Vampire prince, Severian Pearce, fears the revelation of the immortal clans to humankind should King Henry fall from power. While in pursuit of Henry’s enemies, Severian comes to the aid of Meridian Neville, a human woman he craves—and not for the scent of her blood … Meridian is torn between honoring her father’s dying wish and her unexplainable yearning for Lord Severian. But as Severian and Meridian work together to protect a relic hunted by mortals and immortals alike, the red veil descends over them. This all-consuming attraction can drive immortals to the brink of madness. Will the existence of this powerful bond between a human and a vampire be enough to unite the immortal clans or is the red veil a scourge set on destroying any chance they might have of happiness?
When all hope is lost, one vampire will fight unto death for his forbidden love.
I was given this book from Full Moon Bites for a honest and fair review. Talk about an incredible book. Severian finds himself drawn to Meridian and not because of her blood. Meridian is a young woman who shots Severian when she thinks he's about to steal from her or harm her. She in the end ends up healing his wounds although most of them heal quickly regardless of his assistance being a vampire that is able to self heal.
Definitely a great introduction to the Red Veil Series. The relationship between Meridian and Severian definitely has it's moments like when Severian was drinking Meridian's cousins blood while she watched and he tried to explain himself. But it's definitely worth reading prior to the others in the series!
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