Series: The Mercian Triology #1
Published by EgmontUSA
Pub Date: September 27th 2011
Format: ARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
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"I do not remember being bitten. I wish I did, for then I would know the creature who did this to me and I would have a purpose, to track him down and repay him for the poisoned gift he gave me."
Back in the 13th Century, Will was destined to be Earl of Mercia. He never lived to inherit his title, struck down by a strange illness and buried beneath the city walls. But Will was not dead, and only now, seven lonely centuries later, does he begin to understand that there was a reason for all of this, that he has a destiny. To find it though, he will need help, and as ever, he will need blood.
Blood had an interesting concept. A young man turned vampire with no idea as to why or by whom, now awake and looking for answers. Though he did not stay completely asleep for centuries, he did wake up and mingle every few decades or so. This latest time, there’s a girl who can help him get answers, though the reason as to why her is not yet completely clear.
I didn’t really connect with the characters in the story. I didn’t dislike them, but I also didn’t feel compelled to feel much for them. When that happens, I find I go more through the motions of reading the story than actually caring about what’s going to happen next.
The story itself is an interesting mystery, but by the end we learn only a little bit of the puzzle. I’m not sure if I’ll continue with this series, but if you’re looking for a gothic vampire story, told through a male vampire perspective, give this one a shot. Maybe it’ll connect with you. :)