Jul 10, 2011

Etched In Bone - Vampire Book Review

Etched in Bone (The Maker's Song)
by Adrian Phoenix
Pocket (February 22, 2011)

Etched in Bone brings together the threads forged by the three worlds vying to capture Dante for their own purposes: The Shadow Branch whose scientists experimented in an attempt to turn him into a psychotic killer; the vampire Nightkind who see him as the prophesied True Blood; and the Elohim who believe Dante to be the long awaited Creawdwr.

Dante's tortuous childhood has caused him continued physical and mental anguish. Some of those closest to him often fear for his sanity. At the same time Dante is like a young god coming of age as his supernatural powers increase. Although many seek to control Dante he is determined to forge his own path with the love of his life, Heather Wallace, at his side. Heather has bonded with Dante in a way no other has been able. Her touch is often the only thing that can bring him relief, and sometimes even that doesn't work.

The Maker's Song series should be read in publication order beginning with A Rush of Wings: Book One of The Maker's Song. Each succeeding book builds the story and fleshes out the many characters. Etched In Bone has a cliffhanger ending which makes waiting for the next installment of this engrossing urban fantasy very difficult. I can't recommend this series highly enough.

The Maker's Song

A Rush of Wings

In the Blood: Book
Beneath the Skin

Etched in Bone


Offbeat Vagabond said...

Great review hon. I so agree about the ending. Can't wait for On Midnight Wings. Phoenix does such a great job bringing it altogether in this one and there is still more to come. Great review again, thank you.

LoriStrongin said...

Man, Adrian Phoenix is making her way around the blogosphere, isn't she! I've just picked up Black Dust Mambo and Black Heart Loa, and will probably get this series, too. Thanks for the rec!


Vickie said...

Second blog review I've read today for this author. Two trusted agents report good things, so will be adding the author to the WWBL. Thanks for enabling my addiction! *grin*

Patricia Altner said...

Hi Lori

I loved Black Dust Mambo and am ready to begin Black Heart Loa.

Hope you try the Dante series. Let me know what you think.

Patricia Altner said...

Hey Vickie, great to hear from you!

Book addiction is incurable. I know I've been a book addict since I learned to read.

Hope you enjoy Adrian's series!

Patricia Altner said...

Hi Diana (OV)

Thanks for the kind words!

Spreading the word about terrific writers is the best part of blogging.