Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has had to deal with many things in her young life, but on the day of her coronation, she comes face to face with something that no one would ever believe possible. The “Virgin Queen” has more than the Tudor blood of her father in her veins; she draws breath because her mother is a descendant of Morgaine, lover of King Arthurs’ son Mordred, the bastard son who killed his own father. Being of noble blood now means even more to the newly crowned Queen than she ever imagined; the knowledge that her mother had sacrificed herself so that she could fulfill her destined path as a vampire slayer and be the one to destroy the vampire Mordred filled her with a new passion.
On top of dealing with her new status as Queen, Elizabeth has to flush out Mordred’s plan for her while trying to keep her connection with her trusted love, Robin, and her advisers and confidants. A plan to draw Mordred into her trust by placing her faith in his desire not to hurt her, she bravely takes a step into his world. Despite his own better judgment, Mordred cannot stay away and shows her some of those who support his plans but, in his exuberance, gives her the weapon she needs to stop him. Feeling the ghosts of both his father and her mother conspiring against him, he must now revise his plans to reign over one ultimate kingdom with her by his side and find a way to stop her from destroying everything he had readied.
What an interesting and captivating revision of England’s history! I devoured this book and want more! I loved her connection with Robin, her youthful vigor for flexing her power over those who “advised” her and her turmoil over her relationship with Mordred. The pull of his power is both arousing and invigorating for her as she straddles the line between giving in and staying true to her beliefs and reigning over her subjects with a keen and open mind. The vampire “myth” has long been connected with the Tudor and Elizabethan times, but from the diaries of the Queen herself, Lucy Weston has brought even more support to the claims that there indeed are vampires among us and the royal blood of Elizabeth gave her the strength to become the ultimate slayer.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Gallery; Original edition (December 21, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 143919033X
- ASIN: B0058M7VPM
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