I really enjoyed this book. It’s set in the same world as the All Souls Trilogy books. This book centers on Marcus, Matthew de Clermont’s son, and his fiance Phoebe. The story begins with Marcus’ life as a young boy in rural Massachusetts just before the Revolutionary War. Fleeing an abusive home, he runs away to join the military to fight the British. While there he begins training with various medical doctors and starts tending the troops. During one brutal campaign he meets Matthew in a field hospital. When he later takes ill and is about to die, Matthew offers to make him a vampire, and Marcus accepts. The remainder of the story centers on Marcus’ journey from young vampire to present day.
Told in alternating chapters, the book also follows Phoebe’s journey as she is made into a vampire and trains the first 90 days with her sire on how to live her new life as an immortal. Meanwhile, Matthew and Diana discover the twins are both witches as well as vampires. They contend with family dynamics as they grapple with the best way to raise their rambunctious twins.
It’s great to re-visit this world and its characters. I don’t know if this is the first book in a new series or a stand alone book. I hope it’s the start of a new series because I’d like to read more books with these characters.