” I sat very still, staring straight ahead just as I was told. Being asked to sit for a portrait to be displayed in the Sanctuary’s grand library was a great honor. My name is Katrina Von Dracek, and I can’t believe how long it’s been-almost one hundred thirty years. Now I’ve been asked to chronicle my journey from the beginning.”
When I first began reading the book, I must be honest and say that I was thinking, ” Okay here is a reverse Twilight with the girl being the vampire and the forbidden human lover a guy.” But, this was so not the case.
The story is so much more than a romance story, it is packed full of action, adventure and most of all history. It takes place in Europe about the time of the settling of America. Katrina is a strong vampire who is highly intelligent, strong, and independent. This first book is her story about how she came about being the leader of the Protectors- five female vampires who protect all the races of the world from evil.
Without spoiling the story, you will read about her background, follow her through her struggles with love, loyalty, and hold your breathe at the end of book one until you get book two in your hands.
Simply, Katrina- the Beginning, is the best historical vampire series that I have read. This is just the beginning of the Protectors and their journey to save the world. This book will have you reading so quickly that you must go back and reread because you just want to devour the story so quickly. It is a must read!
Here is an except:
In the beginning we were creatures of the night, killing humans and drinking their blood to sustain us. But, in the passage of centuries we have evolved and walk amongst you in daylight or night as peaceful moral beings satisfied to hunt and drink on the blood of animals. We live with the support of our Watchers….they donate their blood to us medically and mixed with an elixer…crimson and use it as a supplement to or a replacement for our normal diet.
You can buy the first book, The Royal Blood Chronicles- Katrina’s Beginning at Amazon.com- here
Or you can attend A Day of Mystical Blood Lust in Lexington, KY on October 23rd to meet Ms. Loraine and have her sign her book as well
Come back tomorrow for the review of the second book of the series- The Protectors.