Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Prah, Constantine, and Baryeh Review:Guardian of the Grail (Immortal Blood by Elena Bryce ·


Happy Spring to those who are living in the four season  areas. I hope the snow is gone until it’s supposed to be back. We took a month off  and now we’re back. Hope you didn’t miss us too much. 
We figured it’d been a long time since we’d read a paranormal, so that’s what we chose for this month. Could you blame us with that gorgeous cover?

Remember to stop by Constantine’s and Baryeh’s blogs to see what they had to say about the book. I'm really curious myself.


The Blurb
Before vampires, they were Guardians, drinking the sacred blood of the Holy Grail, and sworn to protect it through the ages.

When Lachlan Thorn is entrusted with the task of relocating the Grail to a castle in the Scottish Highlands, he requires the help of a witch to conceal it on the perilous journey. Unfortunately for him, the only one available is Ivy, who is untrained and a descendant of the woman who broke his heart.

For Ivy, helping to protect the Grail gives her a chance to do something good with her magic and learn more about it. But once the Grail is out in the open it draws the attention of both vampires and vampire hunters alike, and before long Ivy is facing an ancient and powerful foe that she has no chance of escaping.

Forced to tap into the deeper magic, Ivy must travel through time, linking with her ancestors and experiencing witch trials to take on the power that is her heritage. She might also learn the startling truth about her connection to Lachlan.


My Review
The chapters in this novel were short and they kept pushing me to read the next one and then the next and before I knew it the book was finished. It wasn’t just the short chapters that had me eating up the book, but the concept of vampirism through the use of the Grail fascinated me. I’m sure if I were more of a vampire book reader I may have heard of the concept before now (maybe not). I found it intriguing and kept looking up things mentioned in the story to see if they made sense within the context of the book, and they did.
I enjoyed the romance between Lachlan and Ivy. Did the aspect with the grandmother disturb me a little? Well yes, but destiny is destiny and Lachlan had to experience it before he could believe it. Their adventure with guarding the grail was filled with action. My favorite parts of the book were the last few chapters where we learn so much more about Lachlan and Ivy’s ancestors through her deeper magic. The journey was amazing and brought so much depth to their relationship and her power as a witch.
I give this book five out of five chalice shaped chocolate bars.

I purchased my copy from Amazon.

5 comments:

  1. Great review! I've studied vampire lore a lot over the years, and there's definitely a strong Christian component to some of it, so giving vampires a grail connection seems like a clever twist. And hurray for short chapters! Things like that always help me speed through a book, too...

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    1. It's so good to hear from you, Heather. I had never heard of a Christian connection to vampirism and I found it intriguing.

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  2. Great review, Nana. I probably didn't enjoy the story as much as you did, but I definitely agree about the short chapters

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