Immortal Reckoning

Tara Fox Hall
Immortal Reckoning
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Melange Books
Release Date
February 2018
Book 18 of Promise Me
Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Genre: Paranormal historical fiction with suspense and romantic elements

Disinherited and poverty stricken, bastard Danial clutches at the slim chance to earn a living as a guard, until a night attack leaves both him and his half-brother Devlin vampires. After finding true love with the aristocrat Lacey, Danial comes to the attention of James, the devious Vampire Lord of France. Enslaved by James, his love murdered, Danial plots to escape, his complex plan of years finally succeeding only to result in all of Europe's demonic forces on the hunt for him.

After a reunion and subsequent falling out with Devlin, Danial travels to the new world of America in pursuit of a new life. Settling in the west, Danial forms alliances with native vampire Valerian and the witch Cheyenne to survive a game of cat and mouse with Devlin and protect his new love Kathryn amid his rapidly changing world. Triumphant yet nursing a broken heart, an undeterred Danial protects his friends and thwarts his enemies, determined to find a life of peace…until unexpected news comes of James's presence, the one man on whom Danial has waited centuries to get revenge.

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Mar 05, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
94 people found the following review helpful
Danial is the bastard son of a Lord who refuses to acknowledge him because he doesn't carry the family trait of honey-colored eyes. Plagued from an early age to work hard or starve, he builds a small life for himself only to have his father's greed snatch it all away. Forced, yet again, to start over, he works hard, until the plague. When Danial agrees to help his brother, Devlin, hunt a creature plaguing the countryside, they survive but at a cost. What then follows is Danial's story as he comes to grips with his changes and learns to survive.

Likes: The point of view. Generally, I don't care for first person point of view as I tend to enjoy a much broader viewpoint of the stories I read. But IMMORTAL RECKONING reads very much like an autobiography, which makes it that much more engaging. Fear not, it IS a romance (sort of; more disappointment in others of the fairer sex than romance), but I happen to find all the details appealing. And oh boy, does it get better as Danial realizes he isn't alone in the world; granted vampire politics are much, much worse than human ones.

This is not my first Tara Fox Hall story, but it is my first in this series and I am quite pleased with the overall story. The entertainment is high and the storytelling is well done. A definite recommendation.
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