Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Book Review: Summoning Shadows by Winter Pennington


Book Review: Summoning Shadows by Winter Pennington
Publisher Bold Strokes  
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Romance


Book Descriptions from the Bold Strokes website:

“Epiphany has risen in clan status among the Rosso Lussuria vampires. Declared Elder and Inamorata, to raise a hand against her is to raise a hand against Queen Renata herself.

She has taken Iliaria, the Great Siren Dracule, as her lover and ally, wearing Iliaria’s sigil as a sign of their unlikely alliance. While Epiphany bears her mark, Iliaria upholds her oath and hunts one of her own—the traitor Damokles who seeks to destroy the vampire-kind. Yet Damokles is not the only renegade Dracule who wants to see the fall of the Rosso Lussuria. The Draculian society is split in two—those who seek to protect Azrael’s Gift and those who seek to eliminate it.

The Rosso Lussuria face enemies both old and new. Dismantling a reign of impending terror and uniting a clan is not so easily done when those close to you are all too adept at keeping their own council and agendas.

The second Rosso Lussuria Vampire Novel.”

Review 5 stars out of 5

This was a great second installment in the Rosso Lussuria series.  We continue to see the growth in not only Epiphany’s character but in the relationships between Iliaria, Epiphany, and Queen Renata.  Epiphany may not be the “dominant” personality in these relationships but in many ways she is the one in control and the one central figure that these other characters are drawn to.

One of the things I enjoyed most about this story was the role that Morina played and the development of her character.  I also loved watching Epiphany realization that her ability as an empath can be so much more than she originally thought and her discovery of just what she is capable of when she wants to protect what is important to her.

It’s extremely rare for me to re-read a story but this is one I will revisit again in the next few days just to make sure I didn’t miss anything.  My only disappointment is that I have to wait for another installment.  Please let there be another installment.





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