Series conclusion is a triumph in this paranormal gem

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Quenched in Blood by Ari McKay

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The final part of the Asheville Arcana trilogy brings things to a close and sees vampire Julian get his happy ending with neophyte demon hunter Thomas.

This book pulls heavily on both Christian mythology and Irish/Welsh lore of The Cauldron of Rebirth found in The Mabinogi, and it mixes up well.

Julian and Thomas are a great pair, Thomas’ inexperience and eagerness to learn stirs something in the long lived vampire. It’s moderate steam, this is a Dreamspun Beyond release after all, but the scenes we get are pitched perfectly.

Tensions ramp up as we approach the end of the trilogy and there are suitable consequences for the actions of some participants.

As with the first two, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was glad to see grumpy loner Julian find the right person to inhabit his gothic pile.

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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