Ashes of Deceit
(Amaranthine Series: Book Four)
By Joleene Naylor
Katelina and Jorick should be planning a trip to the tropics. Instead, they have to rescue a captured vampire. But, how was he taken and, most importantly, by whom?
The truth isn’t easy to find. As Oren’s attack on the Guild draws closer, old scars and new agendas forge a gruesome path that leads Jorick and Katelina back to the Citadel where the ancient master Malick reigns.
The flames of war ignite against a backdrop of fear and confused loyalties. Can Jorick and Katelina rise from the ashes, or will they be consumed by the inferno of destruction?
My Review: Katelina and Jorick must delay peace and quiet once again. Jorick has promised to help find a captured vampire, and the rescue mission creates additional problems. Once again, Jorick and Katelina find themselves at the Citadel. Jorick's punishment for his crimes shocks everyone. With war looming over them, how will Jorick decide where his loyalties lie? Who will survive the epic battle?
Out of all the Amaranthine books, this one was the most gripping. Each book in the series gets better and better as the author delves deeper into vampire culture, introduces new characters, and illustrates the complex relationships and vendettas between the vampires in this fascinating world. Katelina and Jorick continue to face incredible challenges with each new book, but they always overcome each problem by relying on their fierce love and loyalty to one another.
After reading this series, my perception of modern-day vampires will never be the same. I have renewed faith in the genre and feel so fortunate to have finally found a series that makes me anticipate each new book, or each snippet of the author's works-in-progress as she posts them on her blog. I can honestly say I'm a huge fan of this series and I'm proud to add Joleene Naylor to my list of all-time favorite authors.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars