Bestselling author beth Rider enjoys her fame as the Sout's newest literary star.
That is until Jack Dawn, a real-life vampire, vows to kill her because of the vile redemptive message her book is bringing his people. The ancient race of bloodthirsty immortals to wich Jack belongs, known as the Rakum, have spread evil among mankind since the beginning. But Jack alone recognizes the novel's destrucive potential and she must die.
Jack's proselyte Michael Stone was brought up from his youth to be strong, sensible and brutal. but at one hundred and thirty, Michael is old enoug to appriciate his quiet and ordered life. When he stumbles upon the beautiful and apparently innocent Beth Rider, he is puzzledby his Elder's unreasonable actions against her. Instantly smitten, Michael takes it upon himself to protect her from the limitless lust of his brethren.
Facing the most terrifying trial of her life against creatures known only in fables, one simple woan will threaten the existence of a powerful and accursed people. In the climatic final battle, it is a reace to the death, or if Beth has her way, a race to the life - of every Rakum who makes the choice. (Backcover)
This is the story of Beth Rider who got marked, by the blood of an elder, as a 'rabbit' which means every Rakum will be after her to do whatever they want with her for an eternity or as long as she will last. Why is she marked? Well her novels come with a message that changes the very 'soul' of the Rakum who reads it. And of course there is someone who just doesn't take this and marks her.
We meet a few characters, Rakum and human, and they all have their own take on the marking of Beth, the books she writes and faith. Some are after her and others are protecting her.
Beth is a strong lead female character, who knows what she wants and believes, she has her faith and peace and I found her a very likeable character. This story is told from different characters, so you get to see Beth, the good guys and the bad guys. Normally I'm not much of a fan when it comes to telling a story from different perspectives, the story just seems to get lost at times then, but Ellen id a good job on this and she made sure you like most of the characters and dislike the ones, well you would dislike these kind of guys in real life too.
The story is fast pasted. When I started this I didn't stop reading and read it in one sitting. Although a lot of stuff happens it isn't a 'heavy' read and you don't get the information overload you seem to get in a lot of first novels. This is a vampire novel but of a different kind. A kind you don't find often and I absolutely loved it.
I do want to say that this is a very Christian novel. So if you are easily offended then you shouldn't read it. But if you have an open mind I would absolutely recommend it. I'm not a Christian and well like I said I absolutely loved it.
My rating: 5/5
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