Seventh Circle

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Seventh Circle

Vampires Realm, #4

Lilith is a vampire hunter. She’s trained all of her life to hunt and kill vampires and she’s good at it. She seems to have some kind of special powers that enhance her abilities but she doesn’t know why. Her twin sister, Eve, had them too but they didn’t save Eve. Lilith knows that it’s important to kill vampires to maintain the balance of good and evil in the world. She sees them as monster and murders. So when her she returns back to the base she works out of with her partner who was killed by a vampire, she is shocked and dismayed to be told that she is to work with and protect their new client who happens to be a vampire.

Lincoln is desperate. Whereas humans don’t know where they are heading after death, vampires do. Lincoln knows he is going to hell but he’s not in any rush to get there. His problem is the leader of his group of vampires has a contract with the devil and the payment is Lincoln’s life. Three witches have told him that Lilith is the key to his survival so he has taken the risk to come into the mist of vampire hunters to search for the answer.

Neither really understands the others way of life and as they stay near each other they learn how much they don’t know. Lincoln also learns the secret to Lilith’s enhanced abilities, a secret that will rock her world and shatter life long trusts. Lilith’s loyalties and abilities are further stretched as she joins forces with Lincoln against a vampire more powerful than any she has ever seen in a fight for not only Lincoln’s survival but the survival of herself and her friends.

Ms. Heaton’s world was very well laid out. She went into detail on how vampire society was set up, monitored and ruled. She did this in a way that didn’t distract from the story but was wrapped into the story giving the reader a little knowledge at a time until you realize that you have a fairly full picture. The vampire hunter’s world wasn’t as detailed but it wasn’t needed to be. You have enough knowledge to have a working knowledge of what happens which is all that is needed for this story.

As Lilith and Lincoln learn about each other, the reader learns about their past, present and the future that they want. This gives each character a depth and fullness. The other characters aren’t described this richly but you are given enough information on most of them that they are interesting and some you’d like to know more about. What really happened to Eve? 

Whize I’ve never read another book written by Ms. Heaton, I got the impression that this book was part of a series. That is not to say that I didn’t enjoy this book or that this book needs to be read in the context of a series. In fact, I sincerely hope it is a series as these characters were wonderful to read about and I’d like to know more about what happens next. What I do mean is there are references to characters that aren’t in the book and inferences that other stories will be shared. In no way do these distract from this story but they do give hope that you can visit Ms. Heaton’s world in another book.


Book Blurb for Seventh Circle

Born with powers similar to a vampire’s, Lilith has spent her life hunting demons for Section Seven. On the same night as she watches a vampire kill her best friend, she is faced with her worst nightmare—a client who is not only attractive but a vampire.

Lincoln is a powerful pureblood with a problem. He’s caught up in a prophecy and has little time left to unravel the mystery of the contract between his lord and the Devil before he dies. When witches foretell that a vampire hunter will save his life, he’s prepared to work with his most hated enemy, but he isn’t prepared for the forbidden desire he feels when he meets her.

Their mutual attraction becomes difficult to deny as they work together but when Lincoln reveals the truth about her powers, will Lilith find the strength to embrace a side of herself that she wished didn’t exist? And when they discover Lilith’s role in the prophecy, how far will Lincoln go to save her?

Dark, sensual and fast-paced, Seventh Circle is a story of forbidden love so strong that it will save the world.


Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2008 4.50