In Italy, a powerful vampire is amassing the power to control the souls of the dead. Lady Victoria Gardella de Lacy-a vampire slayer for just over a year-races across Europe to stop what could be the most deadly army the Gardellas have ever faced. She is accompanied by Sebastian Vioget, a man as tempting as he is untrustworthy.
But when Victoria discovers that she has been betrayed by one of her most trusted allies, the truth will challenge all her powers as a Venator-and as a woman.
Interesting but with some lengths.
If the first opus was well balanced, this second volume has started very slow. The reader has to wait for the house party to really start enjoying some action.
Then, once again, even if there are the hot encounters with Sebastien to distract the reader imagination, the path is going slow.
Victoria is keeping in the dark and the reader also. Of course, it is made to build anticipation but it was starting to bored me.
I've also missed the humor and the bickering between Max and Victoria.
Don't get me wrong, the book is still worth the read as the second half is great. All the scenes in Italy are bringing new informations and more fightings. The story is more darker with a hard ending that has left me with the need to put my hand on the next volume. Was just less eager to turn the page than with the first story.
Hope it will get better with "The Bleeding Dusk".
The Gardella Vampire Hunters: Victoria series
VOL 1: The Rest Falls Away
VOL 2: Rises The Night