Tor Burns is a non-infected vampire who has taken refuge in the Tack Enterprises underground facility. Having survived a vicious attack with his fellow vampire Harrow, he now has a new purpose. Vampires afflicted with Gates Syndrome are still being hunted, and Tor is committed to saving them from the clutches of the Vampire Council. With a semi-cure within their grasp, Tor is reluctant to accept his new assignment: bodyguard to Allison Tack, the daughter of their fallen leader. Armed with an abrasive personality and fierce loyalty, Tor approaches this new responsibility with serious determination despite his reservations.
Vampire Allison Tack is the beautiful and timid co-heir of the Tack fortune. Infected and hunted by the Council, those lucky enough to have known her father are determined to keep her safe. A walking target wherever she goes, Allison wants to learn how to protect herself, but no one is listening. Sick of being the helpless one in the company of trained fighters around her, Allison vows to prove that she can fight alongside the best of them.
Meanwhile, the harem leader, Melissa, is hell-bent on unraveling any clue about her son Demetrius’s fate. He disappeared without a word, and time has made her desperate. Stepping up her efforts, she seeks the help of Demetrius’s son, Zane. With the additional manpower, Melissa finds the lair of the suspected vampires and wages war against them.
Thrown together by necessity, Tor and Allison can’t continue to deny their attraction to each other. Tor wants to give in to his feelings for her, but old demons resurface. He must confront the past to prevent losing the best thing that ever happened to him.
A life must be given for a life taken. Will Tor have to sacrifice himself before Allison pays the price?
I haven’t read many vampire books. I’ve read Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga and that’s it. I’ve seen just about every vampire movie ever made. All I can say is Lorenz Font has created a vampire race like no other I’ve ever seen.
I read both books 1 & 2 in about 36 hours. Font’s characters grab a hold of you from the first page and don’t let go till the last. Whether they are good or bad guys, whether you love them or hate them, you are completely engulfed in this fictional fantasy world.
I’m finding it very hard to do what I consider a proper review without giving away too much and I absolutely refuse to do spoilers, it’s just not who I am, ask anyone who knows me. Whenever I’m asked about plots my standard immediate answer is “wait and see”.
The main characters in book two are Tor Burns, an uninfected vampire, and Allison Tack, the infected vampire daughter of Tack Enterprises’ fallen leader Pritchard Tack. Determined to keep Allison safe and to perfect the near-cure, will they be able to get through the walls that Tor has built up concerning his past? Through the secondary characters from Hunted we follow along as they continue to pursue a cure and evade those still hunting the infected sent by the Vampire Council.
Although the central characters are different, you will be lost if you try to read this without first reading Hunted. Once again Lorenz Font has sucked us into the fantasy world she created and you won’t want to leave till you reach the final page.
Intriguing and passionate, be sure to leave yourself plenty of time once you start because again you won’t want to put it down once you pick it up.
Lorenz Font discovered her love of writing after reading a celebrated novel that inspired one idea after another. She is currently enjoying the buzz from her debut novel Hunted, the first installment of The Gates Legacy trilogy.
Writing is therapeutic for Lorenz, and a perfect day consists of writing and playing with her characters while listening to her ever-growing music collection. She enjoys dabbling in different genres, with an intense focus on angst and the redemption of flawed characters. Her fascination with romantic twists is a mainstay in all her stories.
Lorenz currently lives in California with her husband, children, and two demanding dogs. She divides her time between a full-time job as a Business Office Manager for a hospital and her busy writing schedule.
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About Me: http://about.me/lorenz.font