Paranormal Fantasy Fiction: Kiss of Death (Kiss Trilogy, Book 2) by Debbie Viguie
|Kiss of Death|
by Debby Viguie
In the wake of a failed attempt to defeat the vampire Richelieu, Susan and her friends are weakened and divided. Raphael must set aside his animosity and join with his enigmatic sire Gabriel to discover a powerful weapon before Richelieu claims it. Meanwhile, Susan and her cousin Wendy translate a 12th century diary belonging to their ancestor, Carissa, to learn the origin of their family's connection with the vampires. As Carissa's story of love and betrayal unfolds, they discover the secrets of the present will only be revealed by solving the mysteries of the past.
While I'm a huge fan of Christian fiction I'm also a huge fan of paranormal fiction. Debbie Viguie's Kiss trilogy combines my love of both genres in an intriguing and thought-provoking way. You may wonder how a vampire fits into Christian fiction but fantasy is a tool often used in story-telling (think books by C.S. Lewis) to make difficult themes easier to understand. The symbolism of the blood in this story is certainly easy to see. However, the book isn't in the least bit preachy so even if you don't like Christian fiction this is still an entertaining and fast-paced story. While the book continues where Kiss of Night leaves off it can still be enjoyed by those who haven't read the first story.
In the hunt for the vampire Richelieu we follow Susan, Wendy and the vampires Raphael and his sire, Gabriel as the travel Europe searching for Holy Relics before Richelieu can get his hands on them and use them to gain unknown power. The fast-paced tale jumps back and forth between the 12th century with Gabriel and Carissa with notes from Carissa's diary and the present day search for Richelieu. Both Gabriel and Raphael seemed to have battled the same thing, their feelings for a living, non-vampiric woman.
In both of their stories the tension shivers just below the surface. It's a really intoxicating and thrilling mix that makes for quite a tale. The human characters have that likeability factor that is oh so important but the vampires have that mystique about them. You don't know quite what to make of them. Are they good? Are they evil? Will they find the artifacts or won't they? And most importantly, can they be redeemed? I will be curious to see how this series concludes especially since the final book is titled Kiss of Revenge. That just sounds so chilling, doesn't it? If you're looking for a spooky book to read this weekend I'd definitely recommend the Kiss books!
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~ My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars ~
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