Blurb (from Goodreads):
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....
Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.
Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.
My rating: 3.38 of 5 stars
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
I’m a little torn over this book; I liked some parts, but wasn’t the biggest fan of others.
First Quinn annoyed me a bit, I’m pretty sure that he didn’t want to be with Blay in the last book, (hence the reason Blay started dating Saxon) then in this book he’s begging him to be with him and telling him he’s in love with him! I mean talk about a total 180!
There were several storylines in this, the obvious one of Quinn and Blay, which was okay, but I’m not big on the Male-Male stuff still. Then we had Layla’s pregnancy – this storyline was pretty good! A short cameo for Wrath – also good. Then we had all this other stuff with prostitutes and other vampires and drug deals and all kinds of other stuff that I really did not give a fig about. So part of this book was good, but there was also a lot of dull stuff in there.
There was romance between Blay and Quinn, but again, I wasn’t 100% sold on Quinn’s turn around, and I wasn’t 100% wowed by the boy on boy action either.
The ending was good, but to be honest I’m really hoping that book 12 ‘The King’ is a return to form for this series! I love Wrath and Beth!!
Overall; good bits and dull bits,
6.75 out of 10.