In this third installment in Michaela August's most excellent The House of the Rose historical fantasy series, once again the author weaves complex plots and extended casts of characters into a tale which will capture the reader's attention as if Scherezade spun the tale. This is a definite page-turner, and the reader will come away with a great respect for the author and an excellent background in Saracen and Crusader history. Sensuality rating, sensuous, 5 STARS
Anne K. Edwards
The talented author Michaela August creates a world of characters rich in variation and motives for their actions, a grouping to include rebellious and caring types, proving that vampires can have emotions and thoughts beyond the drinking of blood. For the reader who wants something more than a rehashed tale of Dracula, I'm pleased to recommend this book as one written outside the outlines of 'what we know' to bring something fresh to the realm of vampire tales.