The men introduce themselves as a “clean-up crew” (contracted by, strangely enough, Greg’s law firm) sent to that address to stop a vampire attack. If that information were not disturbing enough, Nick, the leader, says that Greg has been turned, which explains his disappearance, and to protect herself, Elle needs to leave and go to a location Greg cannot gain access to. Despite her move, the next day Greg finds Elle on campus at Fordham, but she manages to get away from him. With the danger now much more real, Elle wants answers, and enlists the help of a new friend to get them, leading to more questions and greater peril.
Collins does a very nice job of describing Elle’s completely unexpected and somewhat reluctant introduction into the world of vampire hunting, which she takes to so naturally. A very likable protagonist, some of what Elle sees she accepts easily and rather quickly because she does not really have a choice. Some of the vampire characteristics of the author’s world get briefly explored, leaving open the possibility for further examination in subsequent installments.
The first book in the Vampirarchy series, Legally Undead proves an enjoyable read that should appeal to urban fantasy readers. This reviewer looks forward to finding out what happens next for Elle and her colleagues.
- Paperback: 278 pages
- Publisher: World Weaver Press (May 14, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692211497
- ISBN-13: 978-0692211496
Books in the series in the Vampirarchy series order they should be read: