With the vampire race in upheaval, he must rise to the occasion and fulfill the prophecy of the black book, which is the source of wisdom and history of his people. Refusing to support Goran’s tyrannical rule and with no interest in ruling himself, he allies with freedom fighters led by the indomitable Harrow Gates. However, the prophecies failed to prepare him to handle one passionate and determined human doctor.
Shelly Anderson vowed to never fall in love again, but her resolve quickly changes upon meeting enigmatic and reclusive Rohnert. Although she was lucky enough to get what she wanted, their one night together ended in a nightmare. Now carrying his baby, she intends to raise the child on her own, but Rohnert’s unexpected reentry into her life derails her plans.
While she teaches him how powerful a human’s love can be, Rohnert realizes the lengths he is willing to go to keep her close and safe, even if it means violating a long-standing decree among pure-blooded vampires to keep their bloodlines alive.
When Goran begins to kill off the remaining Elders, Harrow’s rebels urge Rohnert to step in, but it isn’t until harsh reality comes knocking at his door that his choice becomes clear. Rohnert must do whatever he can to save the people he loves or risk losing them forever, but the reluctant savior may already be too late to protect the lives that matter most.
As this story begins those vampires who fight with Harrow Gates for freedom from the tyrannical reign of Goran are left struggling to regroup in the aftermath of a viscous attack. Rohnert has left the freedom fighters as he is at a crossroads in his life but his friends have not given up on him. Shelley had one night of passion with the honourable Rohnert and unknown to him is left carrying his child. As Goran steps up his efforts to eradicate all those who oppose him, Rohnert has much to learn about his past and indeed his future. Prophecies are coming true and Rohnert is not as alone in the world as he previously believed but when it comes to vampires, there's always blood involved and this time rivers of blood and tears will flow!
Ms Font, with this addition, has delivered a credible vampire story that is startling and unique but not simply something that I can categorize as just a romance. Fast paced, action packed, and full of surprises and yet with an emotional depth that left me reeling. I had no idea of the direction the author would take and frankly I have been left bereft as the storyline of this book with its plot twists and ultimate outcome was shocking. If you are a fan of this series then be prepared for heartache and yet I cannot help but wonder just what the author has up her sleeve for the next book. It's clear that certain characters are about to step up to the plate but I'm learning quickly that Ms Font is unafraid to mess with both her characters and indeed her reader's minds!
Please read these books in order to get the most out of them. This series is imaginative, sexy and building up to be addictive. This author is clearly unafraid to take risks and with Ascension forges her characters ahead to a shocking conclusion. This is not run of the mill vampire fiction but a well thought out ride through every emotion the human psyche is capable of and I can't wait to find out what torments the author has in store for us next!