Countess Katerina Vaduva roams Eastern Europe as a vampire for nearly six hundred years experiencing the horrors of mortal man - wars, plagues, genocide and torture. For centuries, she seeks shelter and security in the castles of counts and sultans. When her husband the Count of Slovakia passes, she pursues a new life with a colonel in the Prussian military. While her husband quests victory at battle, Katerina desires a naturalist scientist who seduces her with knowledge and a greater understanding of herself. It is for immortal love and the pursuit of progress she will risk her own mortality.
- Paperback: 390 pages
- Publisher: lulu.com (November 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1329661826
- ISBN-13: 978-1329661820
This book is a good read for anybody. It's not necessarily for vampire lovers. You get a little of everything. You get some history, mystery, politics,science and of course, a little romance. The author has written a vampire story with a different approach. The book is basically about Katerina and her life as a vampire. The reader follows her as she stalks both victims and lovers. I don't normally care for vampire stories but this one with it's fresh approach along with the additions of so many other components was an interesting read. The author has woven a web of a combination of so many elements that you will turn the pages with wonder as to what will be next. The reader becomes so fascinated following Katerina and the other characters that you don't want to set the book down. This is a 600 year old vampire. The setting is the 1800's and Katerina is married to an Army colonel. His only interest is wars. She then meets a doctor who is doing research in illnesses that are blood related. He becomes interested in her when he sees she heals remarkably fast. He wants to study her blood. From the moment you see the cover, which is quite an attention getter, until you have turned all the pages, you will be waiting on the edge of your seat to see what Katerina will face next. I found that I was really fascinated with this book. I found a wanted some more when I finished. Perhaps there will be another book in the making. Hope so!
I was given a complimentary copy of DESPERATE MOON from the author, Jennifer Ott for my unbiased view of the book. No other compensation took place.
I would give this book 4 STARS.
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