Set in Paris before the outbreak of WWI. When Lydia receives notice that James Asher has been found near death in Paris, she rushes to her husband's side after sending a message to Don Simon Ysidro. War is imminent, and the Germans are preparing to take Paris, hoping to use the Paris vampire nest as a devastating weapon.
Lydia will need Don Simon's help in keeping James safe, but the ancient vampire discovers that events from his past threaten his ability to protect Lydia and James...and himself.
I've enjoyed most of the novels in this series and reviewed them. However, I found this one less entertaining than previous novels because it was less coherent. My favorites were Those Who Hunt the Night, Traveling with the Dead, and The Kindred of Darkness. If you enjoy vampire novels, Hambly has an interesting take on the vampire genre!
James Asher, Vampire Novels
Magistrates of Hell (2012)
Review scheduled for Sept. 25, 2015.
Vampire/Supernatural. Oct. 1, 2015. Print length: 256 pages.