Julian is one of his Queen’s Chevaliers. He was raised from an infant by her then turned when he was 18. He protects her, he worships her, He is lonely, though, and sometimes sees cruelty in her eyes and actions. He has been raised to never go against her wishes and has “absolute” love for her always.
One night as he is guarding his Queen’s resting place, he finds himself pushed and with a dagger against his throat. The older vampire’s name is Sebastian, and he has been sent to kill Julian for reasons we do not know. Turns out Sebastian cannot kill him because Julian’s scent draws him like no other — Julian is his One. From there, Sebastian must fight for Julian’s mind as well as his freedom because his Queen is not who she says she is.
I love how action packed this novella is. Even though there are a few bedroom scenes, they are there to enhance the plot and the story could stand on its own without them. While we do not really know the Queen’s back-story (and I wish the author would have taken a little more time on that) this is only the first book in the series and there is more time to flesh out her history and her Chevaliers. There are a few, not really cliff hangers, but plotlets, that are left undone for future answers. I have to say that I am looking forward to more of Christie Gordon’s works and looking forward to Julian re-learning to live again. Enjoy!
- e-book, digital format
- Publisher: eXtasy Books
- Book Length: Novella
- Language: English
- ISBN: B0042AMIEU
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