Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Meet the newest members of the Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.
Jonas Forge, vampire. Once a spy and soldier, now a cop, Forge enjoys the life he’s built with his friends in Flint, Ohio.
Blair Turner, PhD. Blair, a vampire and computer hacker with exceptional skills, shares a powerful empathic bond with Forge, his soul mate.
Declan, vampire, ex-pirate, ex-fur trapper, thief, and con man. Declan is Forge’s former lover and soul mate to Lucas Coate.
Lucas Coate, MD, Flint’s medical examiner. A werewolf living among vampires, Lucas is also one of Forge’s best friends.
Their lives become complicated when an impending Presidential visit throws them headlong into a world of high-tech vampire spies and espionage. Recruited into the Vampire Guard by the secret society of the Akhkharu Nasaru, they uncover a werewolf terrorist organization known as the Qiguan.
Together they must thwart a murder attempt on the open waters of Lake Superior while tracking a previously unknown biological weapon controlled by the Qiquan—a weapon which may very well mean death for one of them.
This was the first book by Elizabeth Noble that I have read and it was very enjoyable. The book had a bit of a different look at vampires than I have read before. They weren’t affected by sunlight and they ate regular meals most of the time.
Jonas, Lucas and Declan have been connected to each other for years, Blair is a newer addition to their “family” but no less important than the others. They all care deeply for each other and even with their complicated pasts will do anything for the others. The soul mates are the perfect complement to the other but sometimes they just need one of their friends to pull them back from the edge.
I loved reading about them all working together to solve the mystery, each using their own strengths. However, many times through the book there were a lot of references to things that have happened before the book and I would have loved to learn more about those experiences. At the end of the book there is a preview for the next book in the series and I can’t wait to read it and see more of these characters.
Cover art is nice and gives a visual for the mysterious creature they find.
ebook, 200 pages
Published: July 12, 2016 by DSP Publications
Edition Language: English
Series: The Vampire Guard #1