Friday, July 11, 2014

Chains Of Darkness-Caris Roane

Chains Of Darkness
Caris Roane
St. Martin's Paperbacks, Jul 1 2014, $7.99
ISBN: 9781250035301

Two years ago, vampires kidnapped Claire Turner and her friend Zoey.  They were sold as slaves, but Rumy the vampire rescued Claire.  They cut a deal in which he will search for Zoey if she rescues Lucian; held captive by Daniel the ancient vampire in the Himalayas.

Though she doubts a social worker from New Mexico can waltz into a master vampire’s cavern at the top of the world without becoming the evil’s slave, Claire uses her unique skill to try.  She also hopes the blood-chain she establishes with Lucian will enable her to free him and perhaps together destroy Daniel before he fully deploys his plans for both species using his children and their blood-chained humans as expendable pawns.

This Dark Men in Chains romantic fantasy (see Born In Chains) is a taut thriller starring two interesting leads suffering from doubts re their respective skills to challenge his father Daniel and where their relationship goes if they survive.  Though events go too smoothly for the protagonists opposing a near invincible ruthless foe, readers will relish this wonderful entry.

Harriet Klausner

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