Book Reviews

Haunted by Your Soul (Triquetra Trilogy 2) by Marguerite Labbe at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Vampires / Magic / Interspecies / Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 18-April-2017

Book Blurb

Heartbroken by the death of his vampire lover, Jacob Corvin finds himself embroiled in the intricacies of vampire hierarchy. He is consumed with rage after Kristair's torment and death, and when The Syndicate returns he is more than ready to personally destroy every one of the power-hungry vampires.

That anger and pain cannot be soothed, because before he disappeared, Kristair transferred all his memories and a piece of his soul to Jacob. So as hard as Jacob tries to move on— he can't. Kristair's heart still beats in his chest, and Kristair's memories whisper to him.

As he gets dragged further into a war between the vampires, Jacob starts to believe he's losing his mind. Those whispers and a feeling of Kristair's presence are growing within him, and he starts a desperate struggle to retain his own sense of self and sanity. But Kristair is not so easily silenced when he's determined to return to where he belongs.

 

 

Book Review

While it has been a while since I read the first book of this series, I was immediately pulled back into the subtly different vampire world Marguerite Labbe has created for this increasingly suspenseful trilogy. After the breathtaking cliff-hanger at the end of book one (and yes, I firmly recommend you read it first – don’t even read this review if you haven’t since there will be spoilers), I was curious to see the solution to some of the intricate mysteries I discovered. Jacob and Kristair are two intriguing characters, and their relationship is complicated beyond what I expected. All of the above definitely make this a very unique world and an extremely fascinating story.

Jacob is devastated after Kristair’s death, and despite the fact that they were not a couple for very long, he misses Kristair desperately. He has enough on his plate dealing with his loss, the football coach who suspects him of being on drugs and stops him from doing the one thing that helps – playing ball, his broken friendships with two fellow students, and the vampires who suddenly intrude on his life with their intrigue and politics. But as if that weren’t enough, he still has Kristair’s heart inside him and, as tenuous as the connection is, and even though he thinks it’s only memories, there is something about that bond that won’t let go.

Kristair has his own issues to contend with. He is now part of a mystical vampire-driven afterlife, but not all is as it should be. He still has stronger links to his earthly existence than the others in his new continuum would like, and he fights like h*ll to get back to Jacob. With a set of rules and beliefs all their own, the others in this afterlife try to stop him, but since the link to his heart is undeniable, they eventually have to let Kristair go to try to fix that. Kristair, of course has his own agenda…

The fight that ensues on so many levels is intense and kept me glued to the pages. There are agendas within agendas, intrigue and politics and dark machinations galore, and above all there is the emotion of two men who were meant to be together and whose relationship was ended prematurely. Talk about an epic battle! And, of course, not all is revealed at the end of this book – in fact there is another mind-boggling cliff-hanger - after all, it’s a trilogy! Way to keep me in suspense! Luckily I can go straight to book three.

If you like paranormal worlds that combine vampires with magic and the supernatural, if you want to find out more about Jacob and Kristair’s destiny, and if you’re looking for a read that is likely to carry you off into an unreal and scary world, then you will probably like this novel.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 306 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-August-2009
Price $6.99 ebook, $17.99 paperback, $17.99 bundle
Buy Link https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/haunted-by-your-soul-by-marguerite-labbe-2692-b