Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Review of Blood on Silk by Marie Treanor

4.25 Fangs for Blood On Silk


Blood on Silk, An Awakened by Blood Novel
Available Now from NAL Signet Eclipse. (Trade Paperback)

The debut of a seductive new contemporary series of vampires, lust, and revenge.

Scottish academic Elizabeth Silk is spending the summer in Romania researching historical superstitions for her PhD. While she is tracing local folktales, one subject in particular sparks her imagination. His name is Saloman, legend's most powerful vampire, a seductive prince staked centuries ago. Now, in the ruins of a castle crypt, Elizabeth discovers the legends are real. Her blood has awakened him. Her innocence has aroused him. But Elizabeth unleashes more than Saloman's hunger.An army of vampire hunters has amassed to send Saloman back to hell.

Sworn to help - yet fearing Saloman's deadly blood lust - Elizabeth seeks to entrap him, offering her body as bait. But something stronger than dread, more powerful than revenge, is uniting Elizabeth to her prey. Caught between desire and rage, Elizabeth must decide where her loyalties lie...and what the limits are to a yearning she can no longer control.

My review:

Blood On Silk is a dark Gothic style vampire novel with with romance, seduction, and a handsome yet extremely dangerous vampire.

Elizabeth Silk is a complex heroine. For all of her brains and academic standards she is completely clueless.

While working on her doctorate thesis for her PhD she is studying vampire superstitions and trying to disprove them. In Romania she comes across the same name for a vampire that pops up repeatedly, generation after generation, during all different times. he is the local vampire. Upon more research she stumbles into the place where he is "buried" and manages to bring him back to life. She is convinced it is all an elaborate hoax the locals dreamed up to mess with her. She still doesn't believe even after the vampire bites her.

I laugh at her complete and utter incapability of believing in vampires. She can't believe even after getting bit- twice. Not even when the vampire hunters come knocking on her door. Not even after Saloman speaks to her head.

I think it relates to how a lot of people are. So many of us walk around clueless. Even when "strange" things happen our brains either make up a completely rational explanation or forget about it completely.

Saloman is "the" epitome of the dark and dangerous yet irrisitible vampire. I just wish there had been more of a development in Elizabeth's and his relationship. I hope more occurs in the next book.

This book was well worth the read and I look forward to future books in the series.

1 comment:

Marie Treanor said...

A belated thank you for the lovely review,Roxanne! I'm always late catching up with things, but the review IS much appreciated, and I'm delighted you enjoyed the book!