Monday, April 25, 2011

Review: Twilight Prophecy by Maggie Shayne

Twilight Prophecy
Author: Maggie Shayne
{Wings In the Night Series ~ Book #17}
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Mira
Source: Received for review by NetGalley
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According to ancient prophecy, there's only one chance to avert the complete annihilation of the Undead. Twins James William and Brigit Poe, part human, part vampire, believe that they are that chance. In truth, the key lies with the reclusive—and mortal—scholar Lucy Lanfair.

As Armageddon approaches, antivampire sentiment fuels a war neither side can win, driving James to abandon his moral code and draw Lucy into a deadly battle she wants no part of.
But Lucy soon realizes that she holds this powerful immortal's soul in her hands and that it's her destiny not only to stop a war but to save him from his inner darkness. If she fails, his race will die—and so will her heart. Is the power of love strong enough to save the world?
(Goodreads)


My Romancing Thoughts:

A vampire tale of adventure and romance that definitely stands out among the rest!

James and Brigit are twins who couldn't be more different. Half- human, half-vampire, James has chosen to walk away from his people and use his healing gift for good while his sister Brigit embraces who she is and doesn't apologize for it. When an ancient prophecy is revealed, naming James and Brigit the salvation of their race, these estranged twins must join forces and face their destiny to survive. What James didn't foresee is that the fate of their race possibly lies in the hands of the very woman he saves one night, mortal and scholar Lucy Lanfair. She's the only one with the knowledge to help them and James is soon torn between holding Lucy against her will to save his people and doing what's right and letting her go. 

This was a wonderful adventure in a never before seen vampire world. Maggie Shayne does an exceptional job of mixing Egyptian history and mythology into vampire lore. Her characters are well developed and multi-faceted. James and Brigit's characters are polar opposites and yet manage to balance the other half flawlessly, they're the perfect example of Yin and Yang. Despite their differences they have a love and respect for each other that is moving. Lucy is an ideal heroine who has intelligence, strength and vulnerability. The romance between Lucy and James is tender and passionate but not rushed which I enjoyed immensely. It's always great to see a romance develop throughout the story and not have it thrown at you from the the first page. You know a story is worthy when you're delighted even by the villains!

Twilight Prophecy is a winner for anyone who craves excitement, twists and turns and a romance with great sexual tension in their books. The story is fast paced and will keep you guessing. Maggie Shayne's writing is addicting and will leave you wanting more!

Although part of a series, this book can easily be read as a stand alone.

A big thank you to Mira and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review another praise worthy book!

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