Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-12-19
- Reviewer: Staff
Holy warriors descended from angels face the end of their bloodline as the forces of evil unite against them in Hilaire’s debut. All of the Paladin females were wiped out in a vampire attack—or so the males believed—and warrior Roland was turned into a vampire while trying to save them. A century later, Karissa Donovan appears: a female Paladin, and one who knows nothing of the order. She’s immediately pursued by demons, vampires, and the unangelically lustful Paladins. Karissa is unwilling to trust nonhumans and skeptical of the men who hold her captive; only Roland offers her protection, even from his own cravings for blood. Karissa’s suspicious nature is refreshing, and Roland’s fight against his inner monster is well drawn. Readers looking for a series with plenty of magic and intrigue but few complex ethical dilemmas will be hooked. Agent: Pamela Harty, the Knight Agency. (Feb.)