James Halmorris has a cursed name. He doesn't believe the rumours until he travels to Ireland to find his roots, finding a whole new world of witches and vampires instead. He has entered the Hibernian Hollows.
He arrives right at the point where five vampire families are readying to fight a war for the vampire thrones of the Emerald Isle. James is forced to cast off his doubt and fear and step into the bloody ring. He's supposed to be the peace-keeper, but if he can't stop the battle, he'll have to join the war.
Title: Hibernian Blood (Hibernian Hollows Book 1)
Author: Dean F. Wilson
Published: August 31, 2017
Genre: Dark Fantasy
James Halmorris, seeking his Irish roots, arrives in Ireland to discover a world filled with witches and vampires—something he had always considered myth. But faced with creatures he can't deny, he finds it difficult to deny their presence, and his fate as a peacekeeper.
I always find witches and vampires—especially thrown together—interesting. Overall, I enjoyed this book, even with a few moments where the pace seemed to slow a bit. The characters were fascinating, and that's what drove the story for me.
James, the main character, was pretty well fleshed out. I found Ruagruaim (Rua), the vampire queen, and Lorcan, the vampire king, of House Caomhanach, very intriguing. Their history, as well as that of the other vampire families, helps shape this story into the fascinating tale that Wilson brings us.
I enjoyed this book, and I look forward to reading Hibernian Charm, Book 2 in the Hibernian Hollows series.
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