Friday, October 25, 2013
By Isalyam Morrison
There are things out there that most people have only heard stories about. These monsters are the stuff that nightmares are made of and they are real. The live and feed off the humans around them, but stay hidden from the public. Besides the things we have heard about like demons and vampires there are deamhan. These creatures are much like vampires in that they cannot live in sunlight, they fed off humans, have super strength and speed and are almost immortal. Deahan come in different species that feed in different ways. Some from blood, others on you psychic auras and the ones that can even feed from the resin that people leave behind by toughing objects, but they all feed without pity or remorse for the humans they consume.
There is an organization called The Brotherhood that has observed and recorded information about deamhan for centuries. Their job is to watch and record, but to never interfere. Mostly the deamhan don’t mind because The Brotherhood is as secretive as they are. Neither group wants this information to be public.
Veronica has been raised by The Brotherhood. Both of her parents work for them and her father is a division leader. Her mother was a researcher but she disappeared while follow a powerful deamhan, when Veronica was five. Veronica has grown up knowing that the things that go bump in the night are real.
Now that Veronica is grown she has cut her ties to The Brotherhood except for a childhood friend that has been like a brother to her. Sean and her have remained close and he has used his job as a researcher for The Brotherhood to help her learn as much as she can about the deamhan.
Going back to her childhood home of Minneapolis, she is determined to find out what happened to her mother. Veronica dives into the supernatural underworld of dangerous, deprived beings not only finding conflicting clues about her mother but drawing attention to her own vulnerability. These creatures have a wide range of things planned of Veronica, with include everything from killing her, protecting her, turning her into one of them or making her a snack. She also meets new friends that include, humans, deamhan and vampires that are willing to help her in her quest.
This book was very well laid out and wonderfully written. The story kept me intrigued from the first chapter. I highly recommend this book. I loved every bit of it. I hope Isalyam Morrison gives us more of the world. I really am looking forward to reading more by this author. Excellent read.