Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Serpent's Kiss" By: Thea Harrison Review

"Serpent's Kiss" 
By: Thea Harrison

Synopsis from Amazon:
Recently, Vampire Queen Carling's power has become erratic, forcing her followers to flee. Wyr sentinel Rune is drawn to the ailing Queen and decides to help find a cure for the serpent's kiss-the vampyric disease that's killing her. With their desire for each other escalating they will have to rely on each other if they have any hope of surviving the serpent's kiss...

My Thoughts:
      “Serpent's Kiss” is another installment of the Wyr series, written by Thea Harrison. Beginning with “Dragon Bound,” and following with “Storm's Heart,” “Serpent's Kiss” is the story of Rune and the Vampire Queen, Carling. Both characters have appeared in previous books, so it was kind of rewarding to finally read their story.
      Rune is a sentinel for Dragos, the main character from the first Wyr book. In the second book, in an effort to save his friends' life, Rune makes an agreement with the Vampire Queen. The Vampire Queen agreed to help the friend and in return, Rune owed her one favor. As all good romances go, the favor brings these two characters together.
     Carling is a different kind of heroine. She is an ancient vampire and seems to be disappearing, with no explanation of why. She's pretty self contained, a really private person and it takes a lot for her to open up to Rune. Rune is naturally nervous of her motivations in wanting a favor from him.
     The book is frankly confusing. The first half of the book is explaining Carling's disease and what's happening to her, while the second half of the book has a lot of time travel and alternate reality stuff going on. The first two books were fast paced with romance, while this book seemed to drag and I didn't see the reason for these two to be together. They didn't even seem to like one another.
     If this wasn't part of the Wyr series, I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. The romance wasn't that great and I was confused for a majority of the book. When I wasn't confused, I was flipping through the pages wondering how many were left. I'm glad I read the story to know Rune's story, but will definitely not be rereading this one.
Book Details
Publisher: Berkley
Date of Publication: October 4, 2011
# of Pages: 336

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the comments.
    I've heard mixed reviews on this one but Carling really intrigued me in Storm's Heart. I'll just have to read it and see.