Prince Of Power-Elisabeth Staab

Prince Of Power

Elisabeth Staab

Sourcebooks, Jan 8 2013, $6.99

ISBN: 9781402263187

 

Vampire and wizards have been at war seemingly forever.  The Wizard Master exiles his son Anton to die for failing to perform his duty as the lad is not a chip off the old block since he hates killing vampires to steal their power.  However, Anton has one last chance to return home in glory: steal her power before killing Tyra Morgan, sister of the Vampire King Thad (see King of Darkness). 

 

Since Tyra works in a shelter in Ash Falls, Virginia; to gain access to her Anton pretends to be homeless, which ironically he knows he is if he fails his last chance.   Anton saves Tyra’s life.  Attracted to each other, neither trusts the other as both know their eternal legacy.  His species demands he take her power before murdering her; while hers demands the execution of him.

 

The second vampire-wizard war once again is a complex superb romantic urban fantasy in which the Staab mythological universe seems genuine due to strong supporting characters like widowed vampires and a young female human player.  Fast-paced from the moment the star-crossed lead couple meets in the Virginia homeless shelter and never slowing down, sub-genre fans will relish the forbidden romance between the Sister and the Prince of Power

 

Harriet Klausner

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