Absolution is a Paranormal Romance novel by P.L. Parker from Eternal Press.
For years, travelers in the French Vosges Mountains heard the wailing of a woman echo in the hollows. Her cries went unbidden. No one was brave enough to seek out the source. Over time, the screams lessen, then stop. Eventually, even the memories slipped away, forgotten.
Six centuries later, two over-eager research assistants find and release the young half vampire, Chloe-unaware of events they unwittingly unleash with her.
Far away, other forces are aware of her awakening. Zaccarius, greatest of all the Slayers, is sent by the Council of Nine to seek out Chloe, determine her worth and render justice. Enticed by her purity and innocence, he becomes her protector. However, Jochad, the Dark Master and his army of evil vampires are eager to claim Chloe.
In the battle that ensues, Zaccarius falls beneath Jochad's army. To save her lover, Chloe must make a choice. Ancient and dying, Jochad needs her blood to reanimate. His ultimatum-her blood or Zaccarius' life.
Born in the fourteenth century, Lady Clothilde de Grenet, was the sheltered daughter of Lord Alric the Good and the late Lady Isabet de Arreio. Born the night her mother died, Chloe spent her first five years with the house staff while her father went off to war in the hopes of overcoming his grief for his lost wife.
Years later Chloe developed a ‘sickness’ that her father told her was the same ‘sickness’ that took her mother.
But it was not a sickness. It was a condition.
In the hopes of keeping his daughter from suffering the same fate as his wife, Lord Alric and his most trusted man Gavin, devised a plan that would keep Chloe alive - and innocent to what she had become.
Centuries later Chloe is being hunted by the evil being responsible for her mother’s death. But there is another - one who would help her in this new life - and Chloe is determined to live.
Absolution is a unique read and I enjoyed it very much.
I think the time period of fourteenth century is what makes Absolution plausible. Chloe was sheltered and naive, trusting her father and those around her - she never questioned her condition, or when she did, she easily accepted the explanations given.
I give Absolution 4 out of 5 stars.
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Eternal Press (3-8-11)
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