Author: Megan Derr
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Cover Artist: V. Rios
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 01/16/2013
Length: Short Story (<15K)
Genre: Gay, Paranormal
On the eve of the new year, Rostislav is summoned to a museum to examine a legendary artifact: the glass coffin from a notorious legend about a vampire who fell in love with a human—a legend as false as Rostislav knows the coffin to be, because everyone knows that vampires don’t fall in love with their prey.
In The Glass Coffin, we are introduced to Rostislav and Jesse. Both of whom play a role in future installments in this series. It can stand on it’s own, but I recommend reading it before or after book 2, Dance in the Dark. Timeline-wise, it takes place during the early part of Dance in the Dark.
There aren’t many rules among the abnormals, but one that is pretty much set in stone is the vampires don’t fall in love with humans. Part of the history of that rule is particular Glass Coffin. When a museum claims to have come across the aforementioned coffin, all hell breaks loose.
In this short little story, we not only get some background for the DwtD world, we meet a few characters we will see again later in the series. As with the other stories in this series, you can enjoy this story on its own, but I recommend reading it as part of the larger series. I enjoyed getting to know Rostislav, who I had already seen a number of times, as I read this one after all the other major works in the series. I also enjoyed finding out some background on Jesse and Jackie.
The plot of this short story isn’t terribly intricate, but it fits well into the series and is appropriately paranormal for the DwtD world. If you just want a little taste of the world, I could recommend it on its own, but I warn you, you might get hooked.
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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