December 1, 2011 | Orbit
House of Comarre, Book 3
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Samhain approaches, bringing with it the final melding of the mortal and othernatural worlds. No one knows just how much power the night holds...
Violent murders occur in Paradise City as counterfeit comarr are systematically hunted. The police and the Kubai Mata have more than enough trouble to keep themselves occupied. As war erupts at home, Malkolm and Chrysabelle head to New Orleans to recover the Ring of Sorrows. Chrysabelle is forced to make a life and death decision and will realize that her relationship to Malkolm may have fatal consequences.
The clock is ticking . . .
Fantastic third installment in the House of Comarre series. Painter has created a dark and captivating world filled with a variety of supernatural characters that has me hooked.
Chrysabelle is a comarre, bred to serve the needs of vampire nobility. Decorated in golden tattoos known as signum, her skin casts a faint glow and provides an enticing scent that vampires find irresistible.
Malkolm is a cursed anathema, a noble vampire who was cast out of noble society. As one of the side effects of his curse, he’s constantly plagued by voices that mock him, tease him, berate him, and are always eager for violence. It’s oddly fascinating.
There are a few reasons why Bad Blood isn't receiving a full 5 star rating from me, most of them minor. What I disliked most about the story was the moments that we have to spend with the Mayor, Lola. I didn't enjoy any aspects of her story line or anything about her character and the way that she handled things. I was disappointed each time I had to read from her point-of-view.
Overall, House of Comarre is an outstanding series that I highly recommend to any fans of urban fantasy, tortured anti-heroes, and strong heroines.
Out for Blood is scheduled to release October 30, 2012.