Blood Spirit is the third book in her Sons of Navarus series and it's a winner. I keep thinking she can't get better, and then she puts out the next book about another unbelievably hot hero and I'm in love all over again. First there was Vasilije and I didn't think she could top him. Then there was Saint and my love of dark heroes came raging forth. Now she gives us readers Terek and I'm thinking I love another one of her heroes.
In the hands of a lesser author, Terek's character might have been difficult to love. He has women around him at his beck and call, he's incredibly confident, and he doesn't see that he can be arrogant. Gabrielle Bisset presents all this and still makes him a hero. This is why she's so good at what she does.
The reality is that those traits are just the cover of a male who has put up walls around his heart after losing everything in his life hundreds of years ago. He's sired thousands of female vampires to be his companions, but he's never let anyone in. Also, Terek is a war hero from hundreds of years of fighting humans in the vampire wars with them. All these things add up to a very sexy leading man.
The heroine the author gives Terek and the readers is just the right counterbalance to him. Ilona is strong and confident. She stands up for herself and fights him every step of the way. She struggles more with the idea of all those women around him than the idea that she's now a vampire, though.
See, this is the key with this series. Yes, it's a paranormal romance series about vampires, but it quickly becomes so much more. Terek and Ilona, like Saint and Solenne and Vasilije and Sasa, aren't dealing with things because they're vampires. They're dealing with things because they're a man and woman falling in love in a world that's full of problems. The vampire story is the backdrop, but even that isn't all about blood and fangs.
The series plot that continues through each book is getting good too. The Archons, especially the bad guy Marc Verrater, are beginning to really play a huge part in the story now. Even that isn't about vampires so much as about power.
If you love great writing, sexy scenes, and a terrific series plot, you have to pick up the Sons of Navarus series. This is what romance should be.
Blood Spirit is another top rated book for this reader. Don't miss it or any of the other Sons books!
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