Covenant In Blood

Covenant In Blood

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by Ariel Tachna
     
 

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Book Two in a Four Book Series.

The wizards and the vampires have forged an alliance based on blood and magic, hoping to turn the tide of the war against the dark wizards. A few wizard-vampire bonds are as successful as Alain Magnier's and Orlando St. Clair's, but some are much less so, leading to arguments, resentment, and outright fights between the allies despite

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Book Two in a Four Book Series.

The wizards and the vampires have forged an alliance based on blood and magic, hoping to turn the tide of the war against the dark wizards. A few wizard-vampire bonds are as successful as Alain Magnier's and Orlando St. Clair's, but some are much less so, leading to arguments, resentment, and outright fights between the allies despite their mutual goals.

Following his best friend Alain's example, Thierry Dumont determinedly forms a partnership with vampire Sebastien Noyer, despite the wizard's discomfort with being so close to a vampire – a man – so soon after his wife's death. But they find that desperation may be the key to forming a covenant that works: Thierry and Sebastien are almost immediately devoted to one another's safety.

With new strength behind it, the Alliance's leaders move to announce its existence to the whole world, hoping to rally support against the dark wizards who threaten to destroy life as they know it. Struggling to find its way in the expanding war, the Alliance discovers that despite its advantages, the partnerships are affecting the balance of magical power in the world, which may be an even bigger threat than the war itself.

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ISBN-13:
9781935192275
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Covenant In Blood 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Pika_ More than 1 year ago
The original idea was to form an alliance between wizards and vampires to finally turn the tide of the war against the wicked rebel wizards. The war has been at a stale mate for far too long and the consequences of the wizards not being able to focus on maintaining the magic balance of the elements due to the constant battles may soon mean the destruction of the world. In forming the alliance wizard Alain and vampire Orlando have discovered that if they can find the right personal combination between wizard and vampire, the vampire feeding from that wizard will briefly be protected from the lethal effects of sunlight. This seems advantageous all around, the wizards have the help of their allies day and night, and the vampires are no longer bound to darkness. In book 2 of the series several wizards and vampires have found the right partner to make this magic work but are now discovering that protection form the sunlight is not the only side effect of the pairings. There are effects that no one anticipated. Effects that may be permanent. As both sides struggle with these effects and their personal situations the war continues and book 2 leaves you in no doubt of how deadly it can be. And how permanent death is. Each of the partnerships is very different based on the individual partners character traits and personal histories. This series does not have cookie cuter characters that all seem the same. Each one is very individualized and the changes in perspective keep things fresh and rapidly flowing. Personally my favorite pair to watch is Raymond and Jean. Raymond is definitely my favorite, I definitely identify the most with him. I could barely put the book down to force myself to go to work. I'm completely addicted to this series and will definitely continue binge reading with book 3. Book 2 in the series certainly does not disappoint!!!
Katya_Sozaeva More than 1 year ago
With the alliance between the vampires and wizards of Paris in place, both sides must learn to deal with the changes being wrought within the partnerships that have formed; and, of course, the partners themselves must learn to deal with their changing emotions and ideas about their own partners. In the meantime, the dark wizards are trying to discover how it is that the Millice are having such exceptional success against their operatives and operations, and the leader has instructed his lieutenants to find him a vampire to question. They find Edouard, a vampire that is not bothered by killing his victims, unlike many vampires, and who is ¿ initially at least ¿ more than willing to help out the dark wizards. Will they be able to discover the secret of the bond? A great continuation of the series, we are quickly introduced to various bonded pairs and experience their changing attitudes toward one another, and their rapidly developing bonds. I was very impressed by Tachna¿s attention to individual personalities in her various characters, even those who only showed up briefly. With familiarization, I am finding myself less disturbed by the more explicit scenes, while not exactly titillated like many people I know. If you enjoy a well-plotted story with great character development, you should really check out this series for yourself.
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