Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dark Reign 3: Atonement by Mychael Black

Marcus Deleon has spent most of his life saving his fellow weres from the hands of his ex-lover, the vampire Dalton Gray. Now he's facing an all-out war after one of his Enforcers kills several of Gray's guards. The allies he has to rely on can be counted on one hand until unexpected help arrives, bearing the fragile body of an injured were child and inside knowledge into Gray's operations.

Reviewer: WhiteDaisy
Jordan Silva is a vampire and the sire of vampire Dalton Gray. Jordan's had enough of killing innocent Weres for Dalton's pleasure. To end this nightmare, Jordan saves an eight year old girl, which Dalton wanted to be killed by Jordan that night. As Jordan fled the compound with the girl, they came across one prisoner, a were who was dying slowly from to many testings on him. The prisoner explained to Jordan what Dalton did to all of the other now dead prisoners. Jordan couldn't help the poor tested prisoner, because he was filled with liquid silver capsules and was dying slowly. The prisoner told Jordan to find Deleon.

How Jordan fled the compound with the girl wasn't described, I missed that. This part was cut out or wasn't important enough. Jordan came to one of Were's compound in search of Deleon, but wasn't greeted nicely. Jordan had to explain what his intention was and why he came. Jordan told Marcus Deleon what was happening on Dalton Gray's compound and promised to help them kill Gray. Sure Jordan was a vampire and the enemy, but he was forced to work for Dalton, because of their mysterious past.

This short story was too undeveloped in my point of view and the fast romance between Jordan and Marcus was nothing special. For my taste it was too bland and the plot was too short. I'm giving 2.5 stars.

Publisher: Changeling Press
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


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