Book Review of Blood Born (Vampire, Bk 1)

Blood Born (Vampire, Bk 1)
Blood Born (Vampire, Bk 1)
Author: Linda Howard, Linda Jones
Genre: Romance
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1

This book surprised me in many ways, not always in a good way but it did nonetheless. It's the first book in a
new series and as in most first books it has the bitter task of introducing the world and the characters.

The world we are thrown in is nothing totally unique but it worked for me. We have vampires living hidden
between the ignorant humans who are unaware of the danger they live in. Vampires aren't completely the way they
are often pictured in these kind of books but they aren't really something new either. They need the human blood
and the best way to do that is to stay hidden in the dark or otherwise the humble humans would start a rebellion
against the monsters. That's what most of the vampires think. In the last few years a group of rebells formed
and now wants to grab the reigns of the world and form it the way they want it

We also have the immortal warriors who are there to save the human race from the danger that will come. They are
from another world and can only enter ours if invited by a so called conduit, a special human descendant of this
warrior. The conduits are the warrior's only way to get here so it is a logically step for the vampire rebells
to try to destroy this passage. So the conduit hunt begins.

All in all I think the many story-lines and different plot directions distracted a bit too much from the romance
between Chloe and Luca. I was surprised that they loved each other at the end. The world building was nicely done
and the story was interesting. The story didn't grab me as much as I wanted it too but all in all I may still want
to read book 2, Warrior Rising. I'm highly intrigued by both Sorin and his heroine Iklayina.