A brutal crime is haunting detective Dale Morgan. A young woman has been murdered on the city’s outskirts, and her blood drained. Dale suspects the leader of a depraved cult may be to blame. Yet with barely a shred of evidence at the crime scene, Dale will have to turn to the one person despises almost as much as the killers he puts behind bars.
A woman with secrets.
To humans, Saba Venn is a psychic, but she’s Albah, a race long forgotten by humans but who live amongst them, her powers fueled by blood and silver. She agrees to help Detective Morgan, if it means stopping the vampire cult she believes is behind the killing. But the attraction she feels with Dale is immediate, and as their relationship intensifies she begins to doubt she can keep her secret from him.
What I liked: There’s a lot to like about Lady of Silver but what I found the most intriguing was the different spin on vampires and maybe witches with a bit of the Fae thrown in. I’m not going to rehash the synopsis as it contains a good overview of the story.
The characters didn’t immediately grab me. The lead detective, Dale Morgan seemed a bit of a jerk sometimes and I didn’t really feel the attraction between him and the heroine, Saba Venn, which is such a cool name. I felt she was almost too easy on him when Dale was being a jerk. She came across almost weak. Then there are other instances where she is very strong as a person and in her beliefs. So, I was a bit puzzled with the interplay between them.
I really enjoyed some of the secondary characters more and there were enough hints throughout Lady of Silver about what could happen next, I found myself looking forward to those stories more than the one I was reading. Maybe Lady of Silver was more of a prequel as it isn’t that long but just be prepared to want to smack Detective Dale Morgan.
What originally attracted me to this book on NetGalley was the cover. I think it is stunning.
What I didn’t like: As I said the premise was so completely different it was great but I just couldn’t connect with the lead characters in this first of the Blood and Silver series. I found myself being more annoyed with them than involved in whatever they were doing.
Now all that being said, I am curious enough to try the next book. Ms Husk is a creative author with this series and I want to see where it goes with the next book, Warrior of Fire, “expected” in June 2017. Additionally, I think the pricing is outstanding. It's $1.99 in Kindle and Nook book formats.
While not making a firm recommendation, I will say, if you want to try something completely different than other vampire’s tales, Lady of Silver is certainly unique.