The first in the Dorina Basarab series set in the same world with Cassie Palmer but focusing on different characters. Dorina is the daughter of Mircea and a human when he was first turned, so as such she is a dhampir, half human/half vampire. Prone to uncontrollable rages and hated by both groups few damphirs have long lives. In Dorina's case, her father has done what he can to protect her once he was able and for her own part, she has done her best to utilize her rages to take down demons and vampires who were not behaving. This has been her life but now her father has a task for her. Her uncle, Dracula (yes, that one), has escaped prison and needs to be stopped. He thinks she can do it, she thinks he's nuts but doesn't see how she has a choice. With the help of another uncle's scion, Louis-Cesare, she is bound to give it her all.
I'd heard good things about this series with some people liking it more than the Cassie Palmer series which I find entertaining. I admit to being unhappy with the latest Cassie Palmer so decided to give this one a try. It was a bit harder to get into but well worth it. I'm happy I have the next book in the series waiting for me on my bookcase.
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