Perhaps the worst thing was the discovery that Celia’s life has been warped by a curse laid on her during childhood--the cause of everything from the death of her little sister to the murder of her best friend the same night that Celia became an Abomination.
An ancient rift between the demonic dimension and our own--sealed during the destruction of Atlantis--begins to open, threatening to loose all the demons of hell on humanity (including the one personally bent on destroying Celia). Celia’s hellish recent experiences have given her the unique combination of abilities needed to close the rift. But to overcome the curse, which nearly guarantees her failure, she’ll need to join forces with people she no longer trusts...and put people she has come to care about directly in harm’s way.
As with most series being written today, the books in the Blood Singer series should be read in order to be able to follow the story.
I’ve always enjoyed this duo’s work. They’ve written the Sazi Series under the Cathy Clamp/C. T. Adams moniker and also The Thrall Trilogy.
This series really caught my imagination. A bodyguard, Celia Graves, has a trunk full of magical toys and enchanted blades. The series has demons, vampires, sirens, ghosts and mages, oh my! (Yes, I really thought that and wrote it down.) The action is nonstop but there’s not a great mystery thing going on. You know who the bad guys are but what you don’t know is, what’s the fate of the good guys?
This is not a quick read and not one to skim through. The authors have lots of characters for you to keep track of and you really should keep that in mind. The main characters are in all three books so far, in one way or another (I wonder what I mean by that??)
I enjoy that each book in this series has a resolution to the main storyline but you know at the end, another book needs to be written. In this case, the next book, The Isis Collar, is currently available.
Celia is one bad-ass bodyguard. She takes no crap and not many prisoners. Her grandmother and her close knit friends are her Achilles heel. She will protect them at all costs. She has a love interest or two or maybe it’s three at this point. After all, she does have some royal siren blood pouring gas on the fire. As a matter of fact, the guys are just downright HOT and magical. I wouldn’t want to be in Celia’s shoes if and when she has to choose her guy.
We learn something new in each book which keeps Celia’s character fresh and interesting. She is tough when she has to be but her feelings for her family and friends are heart warming. Celia’s also torn on whether the men in her life really care for her or is it the siren blood making them feel as they do. There are some unresolved issues in the books, don’t forget them, they may be important later.
To me the book is worth the price tag. Only pennies separate the Kindle version from the paperback. If you're into audible books and willing to use the credit, that's the best deal right now.
Highly recommend this series.