‘Crimson City’ series Book #5
Mass Market Paperback: 339 pages – Publisher: Love Spell (February 28, 2006) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 0505526727 – ISBN-13: 978-0505526724
Back of the Book reads:
Long ago Los Angeles became Crimson City, a glittering metropolis and sometime-battleground-sometime-home for humans, werewolves and vampires. Before that, demons ruled. And with the Crimson Veil now torn asunder, those demons are on their way back.
There exist those who oppose the Dark Ones: mystics attuned to the earth, the druids. From San Bernardino they come, sending one fot their mightiest – their Draig Uisge. He can shape energy, twist it to harm or heal. But he must have something to bend, and the requisite power can be summoned by one method alone … and from one source, the beauty Xiao Fei, the Phoenix Tear. Her blood is the key, along with her exstasy; her union with Patrick means salvation. Yet in a world of vampires, werewolves and evil untamed, even a kiss can be deadly. Opposition lurks in every shadow, peril in every caress … and both redemption and oblivion lie in one woman being …
Seduced by Crimson
18-Jul-08 to 22-Jul-08
Review: Better than A Darker Crimson…
But not by much.
I liked the story line and the plot, but it could have used a little more work. There was definitely more background on Xiao Fei, but you still don’t get the entire story. How did she become a Phoenix Tear? You get more details of what she did as a Tear as a child, and the huge battle that she had faced, but you still don’t get the how or why before it. And that was the way of it for all the characters in this series. I certainly hope the next book touches base more on the characters pasts.
The same with Patrick. His family are druids. Okay, got that, but where did they come from? How did they get to be in San Bernardino? All questions that you never get answers for. While the story does touch base on Patrick’s past – as a kid, a teen, a young adult, you still don’t get all of it.
Meanwhile, I liked both Xiao Fei and Patrick. I thought both strong characters, they act well together and learn about themselves and each other along the way.
The action was great, descriptions terrific. Very hard to put down, contantly wanting to know what’s next.