The dreams seem so real that she wakes up in a sweat and frightened. Twenty-six years old Isabella DeMarco fears the nightmares of being chased by werewolves and vampires that have haunted her six times a year since her mother died ten years ago from an undiagnosed illness. However, what has recently changed and scared her much more because she cannot rationalize a tie to her late mom's death is hearing voices inside her head talking while she is wide awake.
Jean-Marc des Ombres introduces himself to Isabella by providing her with an explanation that she initially skeptically rejects but soon reluctantly accepts. She now knows she is adopted and that her biological mother has just died in New Orleans. It is Izzy's turn to take over as the matriarchal head of her family that has fought evil supernatural beings on another plane since Joan was burned at the stake.
DAUGHTER OF THE FLAMES is an incredible romantic fantasy in which the characterizations are so real the audience will quickly believe in a protector, vampires, werewolves and other ilk as well as a realm in which magic is a form of physics. The story line is fast-paced and action-packed, but it is the cast especially the heroine now the keeper of the flame who turns this into a must read superb thriller.
Book1 in The Gifted Trilogy. At first, the warnings in Isabella deMarco's nightmares seem the likely result of stress in her life. Then she starts hearing voices. She thought she may be going crazy but then realizes that she is reading minds!
Then a mysterious man, Jean-Marc enters her life and introduces her to a dark life that she never imagined could exist. And powers she doesn't know she has. He will lead her to her destiny or her ultimate destruction.
Excellent! I cannot wait for the next two in the Trilogy!
At first, the warnings in Isabella DeMarco's nightmares seem the likely result of the stresses in her life: the anniversary of her mother's tragic death, her anxiety over applying to the police force, or what her acceptance might do to her protective cop father. Then she begins to hear voices in her head when she's awake.
Really good, not really much romance, but hopeful the rest of the series adds a little more!
Isabella DeMarco is made aware of her magical legacy in this book, the first in "The Gifted" trilogy.
I thought it was a good book.