Saxom is dead. The vampires know this. Anthony Hancock, Director of the Joint NSA/Homeland Security Department knows it as well. Tony and the vampires are now on the hunt for Saxom's brood, all of whom are determined to avenge their sire's death. Neither Tony nor the vampires are aware of the other's efforts to search out these rogues, who may number in the hundreds at the very least. Tony holds information the vampires don't—he knows that Xenides, Saxom's eldest vampire child, has allied with terrorists (both foreign and domestic). Tony also neglects to provide valuable information to Wlodek when he requests Lissa's help.
While struggling to recover from a near-fatal bout with the sun, Lissa fails to understand why Wlodek willingly sends her away on assignment so quickly. With very little information provided to her, Lissa is forced to face an enemy more deadly than anyone can imagine and unravel a plot that could kill millions.
I thought this book was phenomenal! This is the third book in the Blood Destiny series and it picks up right where the second book left off, from that insane cliffhanger!
Lissa is now recovering from her bout with the sun and trying to cope with her emotions about the punishment that the Vampire Counsel dealt out to her for disobeying her sire. Lissa is barely a year old as a vampire, and in the vampire world they have rules, structure, like a government, and she is still learning. The counsel told Lissa she has to live and learn with her sire for at least five years to make sure she is willing and able to live on her own two feet amongst the humans without endangering them or the vampires' existence. The counsel and Lissa's sire Merrill, treat her as a child because she IS one in their eyes. She's only a year old people! She doesn't know squat about how to properly feed from a human without killing them, or how revealing vampires to humans would be disastrous for so many reasons. So, yeah this is why the counsel and everyone else seem controlling over Lissa! DUH! It's not that she doesn't have a spine, or self esteem, she is but one star in the whole fracking universe! Bigger picture! Heard of it?? Moving on now...
I thought the story line was great, having Lissa in so many different scenarios kept the book from getting boring and kept me on my toes. Also, introducing new characters (which I'm sure will come into play again in future books simply because they can't let Lissa's talents go unused by them) kept it interesting. Which brings to mind Senator Duff. Boy, he's a dick! The great Senator, in cahoots with Rear Admiral Dennis Hafer, to snatch Lissa up to do who knows what for them. Hafer runs like a little bitch to the President to "out" Lissa as a vampire. Like he didn't already know. Who do you think approved the "Paranormal Division" that Tony is in charge of, dumb ass!
My initial feelings about Tony were warm and fuzzy with a side of pity, ever since Lissa just up and disappeared on him. No longer do I feel that way about Tony, he's on my shit list. He betrays Lissa in such an awful manner, that I was so pissed I was yelling "you mother fracker!" I was so hoping that when Gavin arrived to pick up Lissa he would remove Tony's head from his body! The way the whole U.S. Government fracker's regard Lissa just makes me sick.
During Lissa's time away, which was month with Tony and his BS, Lissa is getting homesick and has been keeping in touch with everyone via email. When Lissa left there had been a string of children abductions and then their murdered little bodies found later. Lissa was asking questions of Charles when she would email him and eventually took it one step further to asking the Grand Master if he had anyone in London that could check things out for her over there. As things develop, Wlodek finally gets his head out of his ass and starts investigating matters based on the information Lissa has been giving his assistant Charles.
Next is the three ring circus they call the werewolves. Winkler is stuck marrying Kellee, a fling with a young 'thang' he ended up knocking up, and is now regretting big time! Kellee also happens to be extremely jealous of Lissa because of the way Weldon and Winkler feel about her and the HIGH regard they hold her in. So Kellee turns into a HUGE BITCH and gets Lissa transferred to another pack! If she wasn't pregnant, Lissa would have knocked that bitch into California! BTW, Lissa gets transferred to the Sacramento pack, my home town baby! Yeah! So now Lissa is a Cali girl, Hell yeah! That is not where the drama ends with the pack, unfortunately, but I'm not saying anymore to give the outcome away.
So in the end, there is another, "to be continued", at the end of this book. It ends in the middle of something big, but not a cliffhanger. I definitely feel that as Lissa grows and learns, she is going to turn out to be something great and big, but she's not going to continue eating shit and being bossed around for very much longer. If you remember, in the previous books, they mention how she "would be a Queen, if it were not for the compulsion", and we know, but they don't know, she can not be put under compulsion anymore. So just remember that, and that bit of info will come back to bite them in the ass! Can't wait for it!
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