Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Book Review: The Well Of Truth

The Well of Truth: Kindred Blood, Book Two
Author: Amber Riley
Title: The Well Of Truth Kindred Blood Book 2
Publisher: iUniverse
Publish Date: Jan 24, 2011
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: The author
Book Blurb: Kaden has made a promise to the Iustitia. In exchange for helping the vampire hunters rid Rome of their supernatural infestation, he will never be hunted by the church—assuming he makes it out of the country alive. With a master vampire who is letting the city be terrorized, Kaden must uncover his true motives before it is too late.

Something dangerous is closing in on Kaden, and he cannot afford to be weak. Inside Vatican City, the vampires are more vulnerable than they have ever been. But with his independence on the line, Kaden is breaking every rule in the book, putting everyone’s lives at risk. Worse yet, he is feeling things again—things he has not felt in centuries. He must find a way to completely sever his ties with the past. Unfortunately, in a city that is supposed to be off limits to all vampires, Kaden finds more than he bargained for—and loses even more.

The Well of Truth tells a haunting tale in which a hardened vampire will realize that some secrets are better left in the dark.

Review: My first reaction upon finishing The Well Of Truth is, OMG get me off the cliff that I'm hanging from.  Amber Riley is good for leaving you this way. She did that at the end of The Flash Of The Firefly too

Now I'm eager to see what happens next....more than just eager, a little bit antsy.

For those that haven't read the first book, Kaden is a fantastic vamp, and his friends are too. They are such an ecclectic mix of personalities and it is great fun to watch those personalities clash.  Kaden strikes me as the Lestat type of vampire. He's got guts and a really strong character. The two books are told from his point of view. This is a definite plus for me, because the girls in most vampire stories end up being to wishy washy.

This book is the second in the Kindred Blood series and it is definitely better to have read the first book, The Flash Of The Firefly first so that you can make sense of all the things that happened to bring the vampires to Rome.

The Well Of Truth is still short like the first in the series. It is only 176 pages, but those pages are full of action, that keep the reader turning the pages. You have to find out what happens next and you want answers to the questions that keep cropping up.

1. What the heck has happened to Lyn. (Even though she's becoming increasing difficult to like)
2. What will Tobias do now that he's been set free from under the Vatican!
3. Will Kaden and Co continue to work with Iustitia? It seems like they will but so much has happened that it might not really be possible.

Amber has definitely left her readers with questions...and with a mounting anxiety for Lyn. It is going to make the wait for next book in this series very difficult. Highly recommended!!

Rating: 5 flowers


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