Friday, June 24, 2011

Review: Echoes of Darkness by Victoria M. Noxon

Echoes of Darkness
The Siorai Legacy
Author: Victoria M. Noxon
$6.25 eBook
$13.99 trade paperback
The Wild Rose Press
Paranormal Romance
Released: April 2011

Elizabeth Forrester is a Medical Examiner and she is also a clairvoyant. She tries to avoid working at night as well as the ghosts that visit her morgue as much as possible. She has two assistants that she relies on to take night time callouts, but one night when they don’t answer she’s forced to go in for an autopsy that must be done and the report finished as soon as possible. When she gets to the morgue, the body is waiting for her on the table. Just as she begins to do the autopsy something unexpected happens, the corpse wakes up.

Fallon O’Callaghan is one of four immortal warriors that protect mankind from demon vampires and shape shifters. It’s a destiny that he resents since he feels he had no choice and everything was taken away from him. He feels responsible that the woman he loved died and he has spent most of his time for the last 500 years trying to make amends for her death. He vows he will never love anyone again because he feels he will just bring them death. He then wakes up on Elizabeth’s autopsy table and is drawn to her. He chooses her as his mate but refuses to consummate the union because he is afraid that he won’t be able to keep her safe.

But when an ancient evil awakens and threatens the world and the future of mankind, they are thrust toward their destinies.

I liked the storyline of this book for the most part. I felt it had a lot of potential. However, I didn’t love it and I really wanted to. The story idea is a great one and different than most recent vampire books because vampires and shape shifters are the bad guys. I feel Elizabeth could have been a little stronger and I wish that she would have been. I love heroines that are strong and independent. I didn’t get that feeling from Elizabeth. One minute she seemed strong and the next she seemed meek. I also feel that Fallon was a little too stubborn. I understand that there must be some sort of tension and that the hero and heroine can’t always fall right into bed with one another, but sometimes Fallon’s stubbornness made him seem more dense than stubborn. I had high hopes for this book and I really wanted to love it. I would read the next book in the series because I do feel it has potential. I am hoping that in the next book the story and the characters have a chance to develop to their potential.

Angie gives this book a

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your review. I value all opinions, comments and suggestions by readers. And yours is greatly appreciated. :)