My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Brilliant exploration of what makes the greatest vampire tick and how he was turned by Ara centuries ago.
Theoden is Nicholas Bella at his kinky best, full of gorgeous erotic exploration of the power of sexual desire and the violence which comes from being all powerful in a world which doesn’t know the dangers living within it.
I loved how from the very start there was something different about the young Italian child who was being harshly brought up in a priory and subjected to an austere and joyless life while others around him are of the forbidden fruit.
His warrior talents were fully expressed once he was turned and the rebellious journey he had to go through before he became accepting of his fate mirrors a similar one his child Noel goes through in the later books in the New Haven series.
Reading this gives an insight into why Theoden is as ruthless and powerful as he is and gave me a hankering to read all the other books again!
#ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.