Laws of the Blood
by Susan Sizemore
Category: Fiction / Horror
272 pages; ISBN: 0441009846
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
She was the mother of Alexander the Great and Philip of Macedon’s queen. She saw the rise and fall of Greece and Rome and other civilizations lost to the dust of time. Her name is Olympias and her age can be measured in millenniums but she prefers to live in the present where she is the Chief Enforcer of Washington DC. She insures that all vampires in her domain obey the laws of the council and keep their identities hidden from the mortals living along side them.
Olympias is going through the motions of her job, but she is not really paying any attention to the beings that are dissatisfied with her actions. Her “slave” Sarah wants her mistress to pay more attention to her, while a vampire’s companion sets in motion a plan that will topple Olympias from power, and a black ops government backed psychic group is on the verge of discovering that vampires actually exist. To complicate matters even more the Enforcer is attracted to the head of the psychic group, a man whose vampire father lives in Olympias’ territory.
Every book in this series seems better than the previous highly regarded predecessors as Susan Sizemore continues to develop the culture of the vampire society. The heroine of this novel has earned a sequel and the audience deserves learning the fate of some of the likable characters in LAWS OF THE BLOOD: DECEPTIONS. There are so many exciting subplots that tie into the main story line that readers will want to read this book more than once, but each time in one sitting.
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