In Absolution PL Parker in my opinion, did an excellent job in balancing the dark world of vampires along with the humorous side of vampires, if there is such of a thing. Many times we see vampires as inhuman (which they are) and unfeeling. In Absolution Parker not only portrays the vampire side but the human side of Chloe and is able to entwine them as one beautifully. Each one of the characters had a unique down to earth sense about them, which allowed the reader to relate to them in some form or fashion.

Parker allowed you to get and know each character and allowed you to decide for yourself whether you liked or disliked them. The humor that Parker brought to the darkness of the story allowed you to be able to relate to the serious side of the story without allowing one to become hateful or disgruntled with the situation.

If there was one con that I would give about Absolution, it would be the interaction between Jochad and his army and again with the interaction between the slayers. For me it tended to be long, drawn out and boring when the same thing could have been said in fewer words. That being said I would say that it was a well written, entertaining vampire romance and I would read another P.L. Parker's novel.

Book Blurb for Absolution

For years, travelers in the French Vosges Mountains heard the wailing of a woman echo in the hollows. Her cries went unbidden. No one was brave enough to seek out the source. Over time, the screams lessen, then stop. Eventually, even the memories slipped away, forgotten.

Six centuries later, two over-eager research assistants find and release the young half vampire, Chloe—unaware of events they unwittingly unleash with her.

Far away, other forces are aware of her awakening. Zaccarius, greatest of all the Slayers, is sent by the Council of Nine to seek out Chloe, determine her worth and render justice. Enticed by her purity and innocence, he becomes her protector. However, Jochad, the Dark Master and his army of evil vampires are eager to claim Chloe.

In the battle that ensues, Zaccarius falls beneath Jochad’s army. To save her lover, Chloe must make a choice. Ancient and dying, Jochad needs her blood to reanimate. His ultimatum—her blood or Zaccarius’ life.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2011 4.50