Book Review: Blood Spirit (Sons of Navarus #3) by Gabrielle Bisset
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Gabrielle Bissetabout this book: In this third book in the Sons of Navarus series, readers meet Terek, the mystical and most spiritual of the Sons. Terek has been blessed by the power of telepathy since when he was a human in the 1300s. After losing his wife and newborn child, he began to hear the thoughts of all those around him. As he grieved the loss of all that he loved, he slowly began to question whether he could go on, and it was only through becoming a monk that he found the solace he needed to continue living without them.
Terek was made a vampire by a Muslim trader named Amir, who introduced him to the religion of Islam. Spiritual by nature, Terek took to his new beliefs but it was vampirism that finally took hold of his soul. For him, believing in something is never half-hearted, so he became the prolific vampire sire he now is with thousands of his own vampires.
But he never stopped searching for that peace that he'd had with his human wife and child. When he saves Ilona from an Archon hunter's attack, he has no choice but to turn her or let her die. But Ilona never wanted to be a vampire, much less the vampire of a sire who has thousands of other vampires, mostly female, who adore him.
For Terek's part, Ilona is the first soul in over 700 years whose thoughts he cannot hear, no matter how much he wishes to.
Both Terek and Ilona must learn to adapt to the changes they present to one another, and as they do, they see what they've searched for all their lives.
Blood Spirit, like the other books in the Sons of Navarus series, has a unique feel to it because of the Son whose book it is. Terek is sensual but spiritual, very different from the hedonist Vasilije and the brooding Saint. And unlike the first two Sons, he's been a vampire for far longer than they have, which can be seen in the way he approaches his responsibility as a Son. The settings of the book, Spain and Morocco, add to that unique feel too, giving the book a warmer tone than the others. It was so much fun to research those beautiful locales, and in fact, the hotel that Terek and Ilona stay at in Marrakech is based on the famous La Mamounia hotel there.
It's in this book that the Archons and their storyline really become important. The takeover of the vampire world is beginning to succeed, and the Sons must find the answers in the Prophecy of Idolas soon or risk defeat at the hands of their enemies.
As with each book, the focus is on the romance of one Son and his heroine, but all the Sons are present in the story and the non-romantic storyline continues from what occurred in Blood Betrayed and Blood Avenged.
Blood Spirit was a joy to write because Terek was such a pleasure as a character. I've always loved the spiritual and mystical in heroes, and he flowed from my pen easily because of this. I also enjoyed giving a male who's heard every woman's thoughts he chose to for over 700 years a challenge in Ilona. No man should have things come so easily to him that he forgets how fulfilling it is to take his time and find out about the woman he cares for.
Readers will be able to continue the series with Blood Prophecy (Sons of Navarus #4) coming in early 2013. This will be Ramiel's book.
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Loved it with all of my heart!Gabrielle really out did herself with this one. This book by far was my favorite. This book came to life in my hands. I cried, laughed, and sighed. I didn't want it to end. I am so excited to read the next in this series. This series is by far one of the best out there. Gabrielle is an amazing writer and it shows in all of her books. [by Dawn Sullivan]
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