A mysterious message arrives on Cygnus. For better or worse, Hobs and Archon decide to follow the message to its source. Nothing has prepared them for what they find on Bannatyne. Hobs encounters new friends and discovers new enemies, both human and Scarian. The battle lines have been drawn; the galaxy finds itself once more on the verge of war and Hobs is in the middle of the maelstrom.
This short story adds to where Amalgam, The Valaran Chronicles Book 1 ends. Learn how the people of Redwood rebuild there ruined lives with the assistance of Hobs and Archon. Abigail must step up as the new leader of her people and overcome obstacles and adversity - will she have what it to succeed.
The First Volume in the Valaran Chronicles is your launch into an epic adventure.
Follow Hobs as he is befriend by an ancient intelligence and together they must defend his home and friends against an ruthless enemy.
The book is 13+
Please note that my review of this book is subjective to my likes and dislikes, original review posted on GoodReads where I obtained my review copy.
Heavy Blood was a good, entertaining read. If you like vampires then this book is for you. The author has taken a genre that is overwhelmed with new books and given it his own twist; Jerry’s unique blood and for me I like his depiction of Pureblood vampires.
The characters are developed fairly fast leaving a few gaps which can easily be overlooked; however, the characters of Jerry and Goose were a bit exaggerated – read for yourself and decide if you agree or not. The characters of Steve, Sarah and Joe were believable; with Joe it would have been nice to see a bit more backstory.
The pace of the story is rapid, with a bit of a lull two thirds of the way in, then picks up to the climax. The book has its share of humor and sarcasm mostly seen in the interplays between Jerry, Goose, Claire and Cassandra.
There is at least one thread for which I would have liked to seen resolution: the red head woman at the end…maybe we’ll learn more about her in his second book.