Let the Night Begin (The Brotherhood of Blood, Book 4)
Kathryn Smith
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Let the Night Begin (The Brotherhood of Blood, Book 4)
Kathryn Smith
Avon
Paperback
384 pages
June 2008
rated 5 of 5 possible stars

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Let the Night Begin is a slightly unusual story, in that we meet the main characters after they have been married for thirty years. However, they have lived separately for all but the first night of their marriage, when Reign Gavin turned his new wife, Olivia, into a vampire without her consent. Olivia has acclimated to her status as a vampire in the intervening years, bringing up the orphaned son of her sister and living quietly in a small village. As the story begins, Olivia she discovers that her nephew, James, has been kidnapped; the ransom demand is that she deliver Reign, her husband, to the group of people in Edinburgh who are holding James.

Olivia hates Reign for what he did to her, but when she meets him again to persuade him to help her look for James, a cover for her plan to offer him to the kidnappers, she finds that her opinions are changing. Reign and Olivia spend a great deal of time together following clues to the kidnappers' identities. Yet as they begin to rediscover the passion that first brought them together, they find themselves in danger. A plot against them is larger than they thought, and those close to them might even be involved.

Reign and Olivia are both engaging characters. Olivia is particularly well-drawn as we learn with her to reevaluate events in her past and to understand and forgive Reign. Reign is almost too good to be true, but he remains an enjoyable character to read about. The pacing of this story is excellent with some interesting settings and a few fight scenes. Occasional inaccuracies in English dialogue by this American author crop up, but the overall standard of writing is high. The end of the book reaches a firm resolution but hints at more episodes to come featuring other vampires. I hope that these other books are as enjoyable as this one.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. Helen Hancox, 2008

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