This is bad news for new vampire Cyrus and his band of fighters at Tack Enterprises. Events derail his plans to find Zane, the sadistic vampire who tortured Cyrus and forced immortality on him. Armed with hatred deep in his bones, all Cyrus cares about is getting even, and Zane has it coming. Cyrus soon finds himself torn between the crippling desire for revenge and his responsibility to his friends. When he begins to spend time in the company of the beautiful and pureblooded vampire, Isidora, her presence in his life makes him rethink his priorities.
Isidora is able to read minds. The thoughts she hears from the respected and irresistible vampire, Cyrus, are filled with both anger towards Zane and a deep admiration for her. Being closeted all her life, Issy has no idea what to do in the face of the outside world’s war, death, and challenges. One thing is clear. She craves Cyrus, but his need for vengeance is clouding his mind. After discovering a previously hidden family member and being called to serve the Council, Issy is at a crossroads in her life and struggles to find the right path.
Both vampires face tough choices. Should Issy pursue her feelings for Cyrus or wait until he can return her affection? Will Cyrus deny his attraction to Isidora so he can kill the man who made his life a living hell on earth? Every decision leads to a reckoning.
The two main characters in this book are vampires Cyrus and Isidora. They met when the evil Goran finally met his end and poor Cyrus having faced so much does not view himself as worthy of the pure blood Issy. Yet as this story rolls along their mutual attraction is something they will both have to face. Those who work for Tack Enterprises had hoped with the end of the brutal reign of Goran that a safer and fairer way could be found for the vampire nation to survive. Well let me disabuse any reader of that thought because, trust me, Reckoning showcases the most dysfunctional family you could ever imagine! Relatives are simply crawling out of the primordial woodwork and these vampires seem to be prolific when it comes to breeding! A crazy assortment of so many generations it makes the readers' head spin and yet, Ms Font has it all under control as her story flows easily from one revelation to the next.
I’ve come to realise that this author goes where few others dare and happily allows her characters to suffer, which sounds mighty twisted and yet just works so well. I am loathe to give too much away but will say if you thought vampires were scary then in Reckoning you will be hiding behind your couch as there's a new (or is that ancient?) breed in town and boy are they unpleasant. New characters are introduced and I wonder if one in particular will heal Rohnert, who has always been my personal favourite; but as happiness seems in short supply I hardly dare hope!
Yes, Ms Font has done it again with a story that had twists and turns aplenty. Vampire fiction that constantly surprises with its mixture of greed, action and even a little hope. I have no idea what's about to happen and Reckoning ends with so much left unsaid. I'm sure the next instalment will be a doozy and for me, not to be missed!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.