ETERNAL BEAST (Mark of the Vampire #4) by Laura Wright-a review
ETERNAL BEAST (Mark of the Vampire #4) by Laura Wright
ETERNAL BEAST is the fourth novel (August 2012 release) in Laura Wright’s Mark of the Vampire series and, Gray and Dillon’s story. MOTV features pureblood vampires, impures (1/2 human/1/2 vampire) and an assortment of terms found at the beginning of each storyline and novel. Throughout the series, Laura has teased us with bits of information about Gray and the tragedies that have unfolded in his life. Eternal Beast will prove that Gray is more than an Impure vampire and Dillon is more than a Pureblood veana.
Gray Donohue is the current leader of the Impure Resistance-originally founded by his father Jeremy, Gray and his band of warriors (Rio, Vincent and Piper) pool their resources and powers to rescue the Impures held in the Paleo by The Order. The Order is the powerful and self-appointed judge, jury and executioner of everything vampire related. Only now, Gray’s connections to the Resistance are known by the Order and a plan to secure his whereabouts will be aided by someone close enough to call family. But a warning of intent will come from a very unlikely source.
As a pureblood veana, Dillon has never had to worry about The Order, but now that her ‘alter ego’ has been revealed, Dillon is no longer safe. Hunted like a wild animal, Dillon discovers that the man she once called father, is pure evil. And the lies that she and her brothers have been told, only served to add fuel to their need for revenge.
The relationship between Gray and Dillon has been disconcerting throughout the series. There is an obvious attraction between the pair, but more so on the side of Gray. But in Eternal Beast, Dillon reaches a ‘maturity’ of sorts and needs her mate to help sustain her humanity. Without a True-Mate, Dillon’s circumstances will change and what is uncovered was never revealed but kept secret by the man who is more like Dillon than anyone could have imagined.
The mutores (Vampire Shape-shifters) figure prominently in Eternal Beast, as they aid the Roman brothers with their attempts to locate and secure a run-away Cruen. But it will be the relationship between mutore and vampire that will force everyone to look at one another differently from now on. But it will be Erion’s relationship with Ladd that sparks the next instalment in the Mark of the Vampire series-ETERNAL DEMON- set for release in May 2013. But we must not forget Eternal Beauty in April 2013 and Eternal Sin in November 2013.
1. Eternal Hunger
2. Eternal Kiss
3. Eternal Blood (enovella)
4. Eternal Captive
5. Eternal Beast
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Reviewed by Sandy