Review: Vampire’s Faith by Rebecca Zanetti

Reviewed by Jen

I cannot tell you how excited I was to discover Rebecca Zanetti’s return to the Dark Protector series. Though she kept one toe in the pool with her Realm Enforcers spinoff, those books never quite had the same magic for me as the original series. This one absolutely does. It completely re-captured the magic of those early books and I felt like I never left.

I knew from the blurb that the hero would be a Karys, but what I didn’t know was how he would fit in with the family I knew and loved from the previous books. Would this be a prequel? Were we jumping forward in time? I knew I had never heard of a character named Ronan before. Turns out, it’s the best scenario of all. This book pics up about seven years after the last Dark Protectors book. Ronan is an ancestor of Dage– long dead to most of the world, his existence almost erased.

Ronan has been hanging out in another dimension for the past several hundred years. He was there to prevent the escape of a super powerful bad guy that could not be killed. He is one of the Seven tasked to this mission. Men who formed a bond of blood, bone, and brotherhood to protect the world. Only now, he has been kicked back to his home world and fears it is only a matter of time before his prisoner comes back as well.

Faith is the doctor who is destined to be his mate. Her special gift is that she can talk to people who are in a coma. You would think that would be more useful with her sister Grace actually in a coma, but it seems Faith can talk to everyone except for her. Anyway, Grace is the only family that Faith has and it is her life’s mission to take care of her sister. I get that, I really do, but some of the things Faith does in order to reach that goal pushed her to the boundaries of Too Stupid To Live. This woman is a scientist. She is supposed to be smart. But she makes some really dumb decisions by leading with her heart. Like, really dumb.

The story follows Ronan as he tries to rebuild his band of brothers while keeping Faith safe from the current Kurjans who are trying to get to her. Ronan absorbs information, technology, and modern culture at a thousand times the speed of light, which strains credibility even in a world with demons, vampires, witches and God knows what else. But despite that and my beef with Faith’s questionable decisions, I ate this book up with a spoon. Yes, Ronan skirts the line a little with my ability to tolerate alpha heroes who spank their heroine to teach them a lesson. But by and large, he such a good leading man. He tries to be patient. He protects her. He tries to protect her sister. And goodness knows, the man has sacrificed so much for the good of the world.

Garrett and Logan are here and I believe they are going to play a big part in the series moving forward. But so is Janie’s daughter, Hope. She is only a child, but she is meeting a Kurjan boy in a dream world just like her parents did. Some people might take issue with how familiar this may feel, but I adored it. I want to see that magic happen all over again. And I have no doubt that Zanetti will deliver it.

Like I said, reading this book brought me right back into the fold of a series I was so sad to lose. And it is just the right blend of fresh and familiar. I know these books are a little pricey, but they are totally worth it. Can’t wait to see where the series goes next. I hope every single member of the seven has his own installment. Fingers crossed.

Rating: B+

*ARC provided by publisher

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Vampire’s Faith
by Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Publisher: Lyrical Press

Comments

  1. I’m glad you enjoyed it I haven’t read this side of Zanetti’s work. I’ll get there someday. Anne – Books of My Heart

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