Author: Ariel Tachna
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Partnership in Blood Volume 4
The war is at a fever pitch with both sides stretched to the limit, when the dark wizards score a shocking victory and capture Orlando St. Clair. Haggard with worry and grief at the separation from his lover, Alain fears that even if they find Orlando, the vampire’s heart and mind may be far too broken to save.
Knowing the Alliance teeters on the brink, Christophe Lombard, the oldest, most powerful vampire in Paris leaves his self-imposed seclusion to join the fight. Alain’s lost friend Eric Simonet, who betrayed him to join the dark wizards, is faced with a choice between revenge and redemption. And Jean, enraged by Orlando’s capture, faces the most agonizing decision in his unlife as the final battle looms: Will their actions lead to the shattering of the Alliance or the salvation of the world?
Where to start with this one! This is the fourth long book in this series which in fact only covers a time span of about 6 weeks. Apart from the war waging on the main basis for the story is the strange and new alliance formed between wizards and vampires.
As this alliance started out no one knew or could expect all the ramifications associated with the blood bond that these pairs formed. For the most part all the partnerships worked with one very obvious exception being Jude who was possible the most obnoxious person/vampire I have ever read about!
In Reparation Alain is at his very worst as the wizards and vampires try to find Serrier’s hideout in order to rescue Orlando. Their bond is unique which means the rescue attempt only has a certain time frame before Orlando ends up in serious trouble as he can no longer feed from anyone except Alain.
It will take the oldest and most reclusive vampire in Paris to eventually find him but even as Alain has him back in his arms he fears it is too late to save his beloved. Along with Orlando’s freedom comes the end of the war as most of the black wizards are rounded up and Serrier finally meets his end.
This book, before the epilogue, wound up to a natural conclusion and I had worked out who the spy was and was glad to see he finally got a bit of happiness. The other partnerships seemed to be solid as the Milice was wound down and everyone made plans to return to their lives pre-war.
For me personally the rest of the book faded to black when I got to the epilogue. I was left a tearful mess and felt absolutely slayed. My advice to everyone, if like me you fell in love with the wizards and vampires of the Partnership in Blood series, would be to read it with a stiff drink and a box of tissues!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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