In Darkness We Must Abide (The Arrival of Armando DeLeon, Episode 3) [NOOK Book]


Episode 3:

A mysterious new vampire appears in the life of the Socolis. Is he friend or foe?

In Darkness We Must Abide is the epic saga of one young woman caught in the dangerous world of the creatures of the night.

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In Darkness We Must Abide (The Arrival of Armando DeLeon, Episode 3)

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Episode 3:

A mysterious new vampire appears in the life of the Socolis. Is he friend or foe?

In Darkness We Must Abide is the epic saga of one young woman caught in the dangerous world of the creatures of the night.

Already living in the shadows due to her albinism, Vanora is just a little girl when her older brother inadvertently unleashes a terrible evil from the family crypt that changes their lives forever.

As she grows up in a world where beautiful deadly beings hunt by night, one captures her eye and her heart. Yet, can she trust the mysterious Armando? For there is a powerful entity plotting to claim her when she reaches adulthood in order to fulfill an ancient prophecy, and her enemy has enveloped her in a web of deceit, casting doubt on all she believes to be true. Soon, she will have to fight not only to save those she loves, but also for her very soul.

Rhiannon Frater delivers a chilling adventure once again with this multi-part epic serial with a dynamic cast, old school vampires, bloody action, a smoldering forbidden love, and a terrifying villain set against the backdrop of a modern day vampire war.

Each episode will be between 10,000 and 20,000 words with new installments being published every 2 to 3 weeks.

Episode 1: Death Comes Home
Roman Socoli inadvertently releases a terrible evil when he has his Romanian ancestors entombed on his estate in Houston, Texas.

Episode 2: Death in the Shadows
Death has claimed a Socoli, but the family curse will not allow him to stay dead. Vanora and Alisha must battle the creature that stole their brother's life while fearing the possible resurrection of Roman.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016459189
  • Publisher: LyssaNoel Frater
  • Publication date: 4/12/2013
  • Series: In Darkness We Must Abide , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 205 KB

Meet the Author

Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of over a dozen books, including the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor,) the Pretty When She trilogy and the Vampire Bride saga, as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living and The Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters. She currently lives in Texas and is represented by the Foundry Literary Agency. You can visit her online at
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  • Posted June 29, 2013

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    Armando attempts to grow closer to Vanora, which set off warning

    Armando attempts to grow closer to Vanora, which set off warning bells for me. What are his intentions? Can he be trusted, or does he have some sort of sinister plans for Vanora and her family? He's suave and an old world gentleman, but there's something underneath the surface that I don't trust even though I like his character. There's a chemistry between the two of them that is undeniable and interesting because it isn't just as simple as a crust - there's much more to it. 

    Vanora begins to grow apart from Alisha and Roman, which really saddened me, but it's an honest and realistic view into someone her age. She's a teenager becoming a young adult and developing her own identity. Already she's mature and intelligent beyond her years. Not only is she growing apart from them as any normal teenager might, but there's also the huge obstacle of Alisha and Roman being vampires while Vanora is not. Alisha and Roman really are more like parents to her than siblings, and the interactions between them remind me of a teenager vs. her parents situation, which led to some comical moments. 

    I really love that about these episodes - there are serious moments, funny moments, tense moments, and sad moments all which make for a story that seems to jump off the pages. The writing is stellar, the characters are ones I care about, and the plot reels me in right away. I'm looking forward to the rest of this season, and luckily, I have episode four waiting for me! 

    ~I received a copy of this episode from the author in exchange for an honest review~

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

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    4.5 stars Possible Spoilers... A lot happens in this episode a

    4.5 stars

    Possible Spoilers...

    A lot happens in this episode and we get to meat Armando DeLeon, a mysterious, lone vampire who has a hidden agenda. Vanora is growing older and definitely has some teenage surly attitude going on. Alisha has come into her own and is enjoying her life once more, venturing out into the world often and developing her artistic career and human relationships. Roman is the only one still isolated, but with Armando showing up, their friendship grows and the comradery is apparent.

    This is my least favorite episode so far. The lingering darkness surrounding the family seems to be somewhat forgotten, and it feels out of place. Even with Armando arriving, he seems to fit in way too easily in the family. 

    The ending of the episode did return to the horror elements somewhat again with the arrival of a new danger, but it felt quickly stilted and the terror was also snuffed out way too quickly and unexpectedly.

    I hope to find more scary elements and edge of my seat horror returning in the next episode, though I did quite like the mystery of the group that shows up at the end. 

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