As the dust settles from the destruction of the Bloodstone Heart, a small scroll that had been hidden in the hearth of the altar room for hundreds of years, reveals a prophecy that seems to be about the Larsen family. While the group tries to unravel the riddles of the prophecy they also start to notice they’ve acquired some interesting new powers from the Bloodstone itself, some of which are going to take some getting use to.
Darby and Devon head to Ireland to set up house and get ready for their impending nuptials when Darby is asked to help cure the Summer Queen of the Everworld or the delicate balance of power between the Seelie and Unseelie courts will topple throwing the planet into a deadly ice age.
While at home, things take a turn for the worse when there’s a tragic airplane crash, the Larsen vampires start dropping like flies, Bernard goes missing, and all the bad deeds dealt seem to point towards one person – the Dark Angel. What’s so important about the altar room? Why are people dying in the name of this prophecy? Will the Larsen’s survive these new tragedies? These questions and other deep seated secrets will be revealed in this final installment of the Blood Series.
As most of you know, this is my first foray into the YA world and I have not been disappointed at all. I think that Ms. Tolles has written an excellent series that anyone could read and should read.
This is the final book the Blood series and I’m really sorry to see it end. I will admit that I have only read books 3-5 but will go find 1-2 and read them soon. As with each book, it centers around a couple and in Deadman’s Blood, the couple is Anton and Julianna. Anton had been through so much in the earlier books that I really wanted him to have his HEA and he did.
There were times that I did find myself shaking my head wondering why we really needed to see what happened to Darby and Devon in Ireland and for me, it kinda took away a little from Anton and Julianna’s story. I did, however, like how Ms. Tolles wove all the previous stories into this one so that a new reader could keep up and not miss out on the conclusion of the series.
Overall, I liked Deadman’s Blood and the Ancient Ones sub plot was excellent. The final battle scene at the end was extremely satisfying and a great conclusion to the end of the series.
I’m sorry to see this series end but I can’t wait to see what Ms. Tolles comes up with next.