At first I must confess I didn’t think I would enjoy this book. But after just a few pages I found myself entranced by Nichols and Ban. As the story unfolded, and the book was developed I found so much depth and nuances of true history it made the story so much more appealing. One of the things that at first bothered me was the use of words of Italian and other language’s that I felt would detract from the enjoyment of the book, but with the use of the translation abilities of my E-Reader I found it actually enhanced my appreciation for the hard work and an eye for detail that T. Baggins put into this book.
This is a wonderful journey to-self acceptance story as much as a love and paranormal book. The story of the main characters, Ban and Nichols, is sublime, but the smaller stories of Martha, of the society of the period and of the occult all combined to make a very deep, rich and vibrant story. Another plus that I found is this is a good, heavy book, at just over 435 pages. This novel is so entrancing that you won’t want to read at just one sitting, but rather to enjoy languidly, like a good meal or a fine bottle of rare wine.
To say I thoroughly enjoyed this book is a gross understatement of the truth. I was entertained, I was enchanted. I was turned on and left for only wanting the story to continue.
Nicholas Robinson is a chemist decades ahead of his time. Crippled by a riding accident and embittered by his injuries, he shuns the world, focusing on his laboratory and experiments. But when the sale of his country estate, Grantley, leads to an encounter with a vampire, Nicholas realizes there is more in heaven and earth than he ever dreamed possible.
A Creature of Darkness
Although three hundred years old, Bancroft Ulwin is young by supernatural standards. Enslaved by his cruel, deformed maker, Ban is forbidden from relations with mortal men unless it ends in death. But his liaison with Nicholas, expressly against his master’s wishes, soon expands beyond mere lust to something more.
A Love Predestined
Long ago while still mortal, Ban met Serafino, the only true love of his life. When death separated them, Ban accepted his role as an enemy of human kind. But as he comes to suspect Nicholas is Serafino reincarnated, Ban begins to question everything he once believed. Including his own damnation.