New York Times bestseller Jennifer Estep continues her Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series with a novella starring Silvio Sanchez, the vampire assistant of Gin Blanco, as he goes on a holiday date that turns out to be more deadly than romantic.
Working for Gin Blanco (aka the Spider, the assassin who runs the Ashland underworld) doesn't leave much time for romance, especially with Gin's holiday party planning in full swing. But when he catches the eye of a charming gentleman, Silvio finds himself going out for coffee.
All's fair in love and war, though. Just as Silvio is starting to enjoy himself, he realizes he's being watched. His nice guy date doesn't sense the danger, and Silvio wants to keep it that way (and, well, keep the guy alive) so Silvio ends the date early—only to be abducted by some villainous giants.
Will Silvio survive the night and make it back to the Pork Pit in time for Gin's holiday party? Only if he decks the hall with bodies...
I absolutely loved reading this! Silvio has become a really great part of this series, and I loved getting a look inside his head! Plus it was a really great story with action, blood and a mystery twist! It was so awesome to read!
I enjoyed watching Silvio relax, even if it was for such a short time! Well, maybe relax is the wrong word. But something similar. But then things go wrong, and action ensues! Having him be protective of a potential love interest was just great to read!
This was a novella, and so there wasn't that much going on, but the big, main thing. And with that was very twisty, with a small, little clue, that was a big thing! Yeah, glad that Silvio caught it, and I noticed him noticing something, but I didn't know what till the big reveal!
The ending was a bit bittersweet, what with the twist and all. It was great that he figured out what was going on, but he was tricked a bit. And that sucked. Because if he hadn't figured out then things would have been really, really bad! But yeah, a really great ending!
This story was fantastic, and I can't wait for the next Elemental Assassin book!
Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #15.5
Read: November 27th, 2016
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge Book!
Publisher: Pocket Books
Expected Publication: December 12th 2016