Saturday, September 21, 2013

Brink of Eternity by Caris Roane

Title:  Brink of Eternity
Author:  Caris Roane
Series:  Guardians of Ascension #2.5, Dawn of Ascension #1
Published:  May 11th 2011
Page Count:  168
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Shelf:  Books I bought
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Guardians of Ascension novella, tracks vampire Militia Warrior Gideon, who is on the brink of becoming an elite Warrior of the Blood. The Militia Warriors strive to keep the peace on Second Earth while battling death vampires whenever they can. Brink of Eternity gives a glimpse into the Militia Warrior world as Gideon breaks all the rules to protect his ex-girlfriend, Elise, during her rite of ascension, a process that puts her directly in the path of a dozen lethal enemies.

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

I am completely intrigued by the twist on a much used genre. Roane’s premise left me breathless. Her vivid descriptions had me walking (or flying) through this world right alongside her characters. I could see and feel everything that they encountered. This story was a very intimate tale between the two main characters that the reader is drawn into. You cannot help but feel the emotions that Roane writes so eloquently about.

This story was so off centre from the bulk of the vampire genre that I found myself saying ‘that is sooo cool’ many times throughout the novella. I wanted to join this world and ascend alongside them. It`s also very intriguing to see what the history Rome has inspired. The seamless melding of history and this unique view of the paranormal creates a very unique world for this story to take place in.

The characters in this novel are completely off the hook. The main characters were fully developed and easy to get to know. They were human in all aspects, except, of course, for their supernatural additions. Even their dialogue remained natural throughout. It was never forced and always sounded human.

Overall, this story (and the series as a whole) is definitely one of a kind amongst a sea of vampire romance stories. It’s definitely a must read for anyone looking for a quick, racy supernatural read that you won’t be able to put down. I cannot wait to delve into more from this very talented author.

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