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Posted September 23, 2012
A great addition to the series! Rating: 4 Heat Rating: 4 out of
A great addition to the series!
Heat Rating: 4 out of 5
Blood Spirit is the third book in Gabrielle Bisset's Son's of Navarus series. This paranormal erotic romance series follows the eight Sons of Navarus as they they battle the Archons in the civil war that is tearing their world apart. Blood Spirit is Terek's story.
I have a few things to say about this book but I'll try to streamline it for you.
Terek: Terek is the most spiritual and prolific Son. He has sired thousands of vamps, mostly women. He even keeps these women around him. Though people think of the women as Terek's harem, Terek thinks of them as his family and only wants to protect them. OK - so I get this but it's a load of bull IMHO. I believe that Terek uses his women. Not because of the sex as the term "harem" implies but in other ways that become apparent as you read the story. Terek even comes to some realizations about this very thing in the book. After reading Blood Spirit I can say that I neither like nor dislike Terek. I am really happy that he can't read Ilona's thoughts though. You shouldn't get to cheat in your relationship LOL!
Ilona: Ilona is a lovely woman. I thought that it was fantastic that she defied Terek. Even though it was harmful to her, her determination was admirable.
Secondary Characters: This book held a wealth of secondary characters. Besides the rest of the Sons we get Terek's women. Though not all of them are named, their courage, strength and solidarity was unbelievable. Now those are some women that I'd love to have my back.
Villains: Gabrielle Bisset has a way with villains. She creates some top-notch bad guys with what appears as ease. Truly they are unparalleled. Even her good guys come with a side of bad *cough* Vasilije *cough* LOL. In Blood Spirit I found three different antagonists. They form a hierarchy. The Archons in general are the villains as far as the series story arc goes. Underneath the Archon umbrella we find Marc Verrater. We first met this screwed up Archon in Blood Betrayed. He's a sadistic little puppet-master. The view we get of him in Blood Spirit, though somewhat uneventful, made me queasy. I hate that he's climbing in power (even if it's to be an expected story development)! The man is trouble. I cringe when I think of what he'll do next.
The "muscle" and the main villain in Blood Spirit is a hunter for the Archon's named Knull. He gets his orders from Verrater. He is truly evil. I honestly thought of him as a grunt doing his job until I saw him in action. He totally stole the show if you ask me.
Mythology: In Blood Spirit the war between the Archons and the Sons continues and the Sons figure out more of the Prophesy of Idolas. Though I enjoyed learning more of the mythology behind this series it really wasn't my thing. I'm more interested in the relationship that seems to be brewing between Sion and Kali. I hope we'll see more of it in the future.
Plot Surprise: One surprise in this book that I particularly enjoyed involved that hedonistic vamp we all love, Vasilije. The little side-story with him and Sasa was expected yet not. Does that make sense? I mean, I knew that an issue would come up between them eventually. I just didn't expect the way it came about. Gabrielle really stuck to Vasilije's MINE issues with what happened. I can't wait to see how they figure things out. I know that Gabrielle is planning on writing a freebie that will be available trough her site about the two of them.
The Settings: The settings in Blood Spirit were FANTASTIC!!! Gabrielle Bisset painted some awesome scenes with her vivid descriptions. I've added Morocco to the places I want to visit list just because of her!
Sexual Content: As is usual with Gabrielle Bisset's work, Blood Spirit is full of multiple steamy scenes.
With it's great characters, vivid descriptions, engaging plot and steamy sex scenes Blood Spirit is a great addition to the Sons of Navarus series. Believe me, you're going to want to hop aboard the Terek train and take him Blood Spirit for a ride!
*For the best reading experience I suggest reading this series in order
Prequel: Vampire Dreams Revamped
Book #1: Blood Avenged
Book #2: Blood Betrayed
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