Review: Immortal Reckoning by Tara Fox Hall

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IMMORTAL RECKONING
Tara Fox Hall
Immortal Reckoning
Series: Promise Me Series Book 18 (Origin Story)
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Suspense, Romance
Publisher: Melange Books
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Through the love and loss of the ages, immortality brings only one certainty: vengeance.
Disinherited and poverty stricken, bastard Danial clutches at the slim chance to earn a living as a guard, until a night attack leaves both him and his half-brother Devlin vampires. After finding true love with the aristocrat Lacey, Danial comes to the attention of James, the devious Vampire Lord of France. Enslaved by James, his love murdered, Danial plots to escape, his complex plan of years finally succeeding only to result in all of Europe’s demonic forces on the hunt for him.
After a reunion and subsequent falling out with Devlin, Danial travels to the new world of America in pursuit of a new life. Settling in the west, Danial forms alliances with native vampire Valerian and the witch Cheyenne to survive a game of cat and mouse with Devlin and protect his new love Kathryn amid his rapidly changing world. Triumphant yet nursing a broken heart, an undeterred Danial protects his friends and thwarts his enemies, determined to find a life of peace…until unexpected news comes of James’s presence, the one man on whom Danial has waited centuries to get revenge.
About the Series: In the Promise Me series, Sarelle, a mortal woman, encounters a wounded (and sexy and handsome) vampire, Danial. Without knowing who he really is (a murderer for hire, for one), Sarelle begins a romantic relationship with him a little too fast. Interestingly, Sarelle also finds herself attracted to Danial's best friend, the werecougar, Theo. What will happen to Sarelle's relationship with Danial? Where does Theo fit in? Amidst new obstacles and relationship problems, Sarelle has to decide where her future lies.

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Review

Immortal Reckoning is written from Danial's first person of view, and reading this book is like reading Danial's memoir. I'd always steered cleared of memoirs because I thought they'd be boring, but it seems I was mistaken. Danial comes across as interesting and fascinating, as well as sympathetic, and I like that he's a decent man and not a murdering vampire as I'd often thought vampires were. Although, that ghoul that bit him…why was it like an animal and not behaving like a vampire?

We start this story with Danial's childhood--don't worry, it's only a little bit--and goes on to his adulthood and vampire days. Danial didn't have an easy life, and he met each challenge with grace, wit and strength, and I love his determination and willingness to do all he can for his loved ones. I couldn't imagine the things he went through--betrayal, loss, violation--the author truly believed in making him suffer. But I guess it's a good move as I kept rooting for him to find happiness until the very end.

I'm impressed with the author's storytelling ability, especially how from the narrow view of Danial's life, she cast our perspective wider when she brought in the other vampires and other creatures that inhabit Danial's world. Amazing worldbuilding and I can't wait to see what else about the world would be revealed in future books (if there are). At 18 books in the series, I'm amazed at the number of stories the author is able to tell of the characters in her world.

Overall, this is a great read you shouldn't miss, especially if you like vampires and creatures that go bump in the night. I enjoyed this a lot and look forward to reading the other books in the series.

Rating: 4 stars

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About Tara Fox Hall

Tara Fox Hall
Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, erotica, horror, suspense, action-adventure, children’s stories, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She is the author of the paranormal fantasy Lash series, the paranormal romantic suspense Unhallowed Love series and the paranormal romantic drama Promise Me series. Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice. All of her published children’s stories to date are free reads on www.childrens-stories.net.
Tara Fox Hall's Email: tarafoxhall@gmail.com
Official website: http://www.tarafoxhall.com

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Comments

  1. Enjoyed your review, thanks! Sounds like an intriguing book! :D

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    1. I hope you enjoy the book! :) Thanks for the compliment! Happy Spring! :)

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  2. Thank you so much for hosting me at your blog, I appreciate it very much! :) And thank you also for the review, I'm so thrilled you liked the book, and were rooting for Danial. :D The Promise Me world is a vivid engaging getaway to lose yourself in, please take full advantage! For more on why I went back at the end of the series to give Danial his own novel, please see: https://tfaulcbookreviews.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/book-tour-interview-immortal-reckoning-by-tara-fox-hall-terrorfoxhall-bookunleashed/, the interview from the tour :)

    As to why the ghoul that turned Danial was more an animal than man: Danial and Devlin theorize in other Promise Me books that it was a diet lacking enough human blood. Danial talks of his getting "foggy", where it's hard to remember his human past where he is subsisting only on animal blood for a time, or no blood at all. In time, the creature became more animal than man, killing at random with no thought for the consequences. Personally....I like to think it was possible that this creature was some lowly vampire which offended one of the vampire ruling class, and as punishment, they starved it until its healing was severely limited, broke its teeth, then walled it up inside an underground tomb, and forgot about it. Many years later, insane and starving, it breaks free and begins killing whatever it can find, until it encounters Devlin and Danial, and changes their lives forever. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot for your explanation, Tara! It's much appreciated.

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