Today’s book review of an urban fantasy / romance novel is brought to you by novelist Julia Hughes.
“The Lost Centurion” by Monica La Porta – Book #1 in a new urban fantasy / romance series “The Immortals”.
Marcus has sworn to avenge his wife’s death—even if it takes an eternity to hunt down the vampire who murdered her. Once a Roman Centurion, Marcus is now immortal and, for the past two thousand years, impervious to human emotions. Until the night he rescues Diana…
Diana knew nothing of the paranormal world until her transformation into a vampling, a newborn vampire entirely reliant for survival upon the distant and seemingly emotionless Centurion, who found her in the throes of changing. Her protector turned her without her consent, but at his untimely death, she becomes the distant and cold immortal’s responsibility.
The entire vampire community is determined to kill Marcus as he protects one of their own. While Marcus and Diana travel the Italian countryside, being chased by their enemies, Marcus must choose between avenging his dead wife or saving Diana from the same vampire who ruined his life. Will the power of love win over his desire for revenge? Bewitched by the Amalfi moon, he soon discovers life might still surprise him.
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I fell in love – with Marcus and with Rome, both ancient and modern. Rome really is the eternal city and the author’s descriptions are so vivid, you’ll believe you’re walking these ancient streets and marvelling at Rome’s beauty. More than this though, “The Lost Centurion” is a timeless love story. As an Immortal, Marcus is charged with protecting the human race from demonic forces, including vampires – which suits him just fine, as a vampire killed his wife, and he is determined to avenge her. Then he meets Diana… who’s about to become an vampire, courtesy of a last ditch attempt by her protector to save her life. However, her protector is now dead, and somehow, Diana becomes Marcus’s responsibility. So begins an imaginative and exciting adventure, that absolutely enthralled me. “The Lost Centurion” is a fabulous introduction to a great new series, and I can’t wait to catch up with Monica La Porta’s next Immortal.
Rating: 5/5 stars.
Julia Hughes is the author of “A Raucous Time”; “A Ripple in Time”; “An Explosive Time”; “The Griffin’s Boy” and “The Griffin Cryer”. Book #1 in both Celtic Cousins’ Adventures and The Griffin Riders’ Chronicles are free to download from all good virtual bookstores – details at www.JuliaHughes.co.uk.
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