Thursday, February 9, 2012

Review: King of Darkness by Elisabeth Staab

King of Darkness is the first book in the new Chronicles of Yavn series by Elisabeth Staab and a Paranormal Romance from SourceBooks Casablanca.

Book Blurb:


Scorned by the vampire community for her lack of power, Isabel Anthony lives a carefree existence masquerading as human--although, drifting among the debauched human nightlife, she prefers the patrons' blood to other indulgences. But when she meets the king of vampires this party girl's life turns dark and dangerous.


Dead-set on finding the prophesied mate who will unlock his fiery powers, Thad Morgan must find his queen before their race is destroyed. Their enemies are gaining ground, and Thad needs his powers to unite his subjects. But when his search leads him to the defiant Isabel, he wonders if fate has gotten it seriously wrong...

My thoughts:

Isabel Anthony was raised in the human world, even though she is the vampire daughter of vampire parents. At the young age of thirteen, she lost her parents in a tragic accident , leaving her to make her way alone in the world.  

Now years later, she is an independent party girl just looking for a good time, a glass of red wine, and a sexy meal on heels (or in boots, she doesn’t discriminate).

Upon the death of his father, Thad Morgan became the King of Vampires, a task he feels unready to shoulder. When he was born, an oracle came forth with a prophecy that promised Thad a Queen who would unlock his powers and rule by his side.  

Thad has been looking for his Queen for some time now, and he thinks he’s found her - at a rave in Florida.

Isabel is all for taking a walk on the wild side with Thad - but become his Queen, rule by his side?  Not so much.

The vampires are fighting a never ending war with the wizards, and they are losing ground.  Thad can lead his people without an active power - but having one may make all the difference in the world.  And having Isabel by his side, definitely makes life worth living.

King of Darkness is a great read.  Full of sexy alpha males, sassy females and plenty of action.  I completely enjoyed it and can’t wait for more.

I give King of Darkness 4 out of 5 stars.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (2-7-12)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402263155
ISBN-13: 978-1402263156


Elisabeth Staab said...

Thank you so much for the nice review! And what a great birthday present to have this come across my twitter stream this morning.

Michelle Greathouse said...

Elisabeth, you are more than welcome and Happy Birthday!