Series: Order of the Black Swan,
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by 7th House on February 14, 2013
Also in this series: The Witch’s Dream
Purchase Links: Amazon
Book Links: Goodreads
A secret society, a witch, a psychic, vampires, modern day knights, heroes, elves, fae, assassins from another dimension, and fairytales come together where emotions intersect. Two souls, joined by a mystical bond, separated by distance, must simultaneously struggle through pain and darkness in an ultimate confrontation with character and an ultimate struggle for life proving that true love waits patiently through lifetimes and finds courage to survive. Even in the strangest places. Even when you're least expecting it. Even when you're far, far from home.
Erotic quotient: Some steamy scenes. No menage. No BDSM.
READING THE SERIES IN ORDER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
This book picks up where The Witch’s Dream left off.
In the Prologue, Victoria explains a little bit about the Order and brings the reader up to speed about books one and two. She also shows the reader a little of what has gone on in Elora’s alternate dimension since she left. This is a good thing for any reader that starts with this current book instead of with My Familiar Stranger. But if you really want to know about the characters, it is best to start right from book one.
Istvan Baka is a former vampire who now works for The Order of the Black Swan. His assistant has an interesting name, Heaven. Heaven also has her own specialties that can help the Order. Victoria also gives her readers a look into Istvan’s past. Istvan has lived a long life and the reader learns how much of a well-rounded man he has become. But that long life has also made him a little jaded. It also doesn’t stop him from wanting what everyone else has.
She also keeps the readers up to date on the couples from the first two books. I also find it interesting that she is a name dropper – Picasso and Shakespeare. It makes me wonder who will make an appearance in book four. Victoria also shows how people can come from all different places and still end up being friends who care deeply for each other.
The only thing that disappointed me was how quickly this story was over. It’s fast paced and you will not get confused when the story changes from scene to scene. She does a great job of creating a world that we will never see but where anything may seem possible.
The good thing is that June isn’t that far away – this is when Moonlight will be coming out. I definitely want to know what happens in the next book. In the meantime, if you stop over to Victoria’s web site, http://www.victoriadanann.com/SummonersTale.html, you can watch her book trailer for book three. (Reviewed by Lynn from Romance Reader Enthusiast).