Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Reviewing Your Universe

Sword & Blood by Sarah Marques
Vampire Musketeers Series #1
ARC Approved by NetGalley

Rating:  5 Stars

I love the classics—and I love genre novels.  So when I read the words “vampire musketeers” I was hooked. Seriously, how could I not read a book about sword-wielding, honor-bound men that battle deadly, vicious, blood-sucking monsters in an effort to protect the remaining human men and women of their country?

The familiar phrase of “one for all and all for one” takes on a new twist, but doesn’t change its strong, underlying meaning. Porthos, Athos, Aramis and D’Artagnan prove their dedication to their cause, and each other, many times over in their fight against the dark plague spreading across Europe. These men understood that only by banding together and fighting as one could they hope to stop the vampires from completely taking over.

Action-packed scenes propel this swashbuckling adventure forward on a tide of fear, horror and dark eroticism that grabs the reader from the first page and never lets go. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip through Ms. Marques’ alternate historical paranormal world—and I can’t wait to visit it again!

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