I have mixed feelings regarding this book. One of its positive notes is the original storyline. Yes vampires/werewolves/supernatural beings are very popular at the moment and everyone is writing about them, however Blake has managed to put a very good and different twist on this book which was refreshing. I found that once I started, I wanted to keep going to find out what happened next which is always a good thing when reading a book! However, I have to say the ending was not what I hoped for. Obviously this is continuing into another book to make a series, however the storyline seemed to build up to this all important big battle and it never came which was a let-down. I think this book would have been more exciting if the battle had been included. I did however like the fact that Jack felt affection for Jersey (and vice-versa) so the actual ending was a surprise that I never saw coming, and again something a little different than other books. It’s nice to have a character who has compassion for enemies as well as the usual grouping of friends and family. I have to point out that there are a few grammatical and spelling errors within the book, but we are all human and it is very hard to spot your own mistakes. This however and does not detract from the story. I will be reading the next instalment but one request to the author, please don’t give the chapters headings as it gives away the plot!!
This is a very different idea for a book and I enjoyed it. It's nice to read something completely different than the usual fantasy stories floating around at the moment. The synopsis grabbed my attention immediately and I found the characters very likeable, although it would have been nice to have more of Wolfang towards the end of the book. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
The only negative comments I have (and this is why 4 stars were awarded instead of 5) was that at times the story dragged and most importantly the language wasn't quite right. James has been alive for hundredsof years but wrote like he was born a mere 20 years ago. Also, the dialogue between James and other characters going back to the 1700's was not accurate of that time frame and too much slang was used. I think if the author can 'fix' this, then it may be worthy of 5 stars.
Would seriously recommend this book.