MY ⭐️ RATING: 3.5/5
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The greatest trick the First Vampire ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist.
Before the now-infamous Count Dracula ever tasted his first drop of blood, Sorin Ambrogio owned the night. Humanity fearfully called him the Devil.
Now that Sorin has finally trapped his nemesis, Dracula, by bringing his infamous castle to Central Park, Sorin is ready to fulfill his quest for vengeance, once and for all. Until his newfound family decides to…meddle.
The Greek Gods have found a way to put a figurative collar around Sorin’s neck so that they can control and manipulate him like a dog on a leash. But not all the gods want Sorin leashed…some want his help overthrowing the natural order of the world, and Sorin doesn’t know which is worse.
Then the witches—both the Cauldron and the Sisters of Mercy—make their own power plays, abducting Sorin’s friends to get what they want. And complying with the demands of any party pits him against the other two, leaving Sorin in an impossible situation if he wants to save all of his friends. Especially when some of his own allies might not be who they appear to be.
Blood shall flow, both immortal and mortal, and the world stands on the brink of destruction. Because Sorin is just now realizing how incredibly important his blood is to the fate of the world. And just how dangerous his family is to the world.
And trusting a vampire with blood has never been the greatest idea…
Violence is a virtue in the tale of the world’s First Vampire. The name Sorin Ambrogio will go down in the history books—even if he has to write it himself. Using blood for ink.
Sorin and the others take on Dracula, the witches, and the Olympian gods themselves! New friends, new enemies and many revelations revealed! Sorin is such a likeable character through the entire series, and the cast of side characters makes it that much more enjoyable to read despite it being so short. His growing relationships with Victoria and Natalie, as well as Nosh, Nero and a select few others. While it was a good read, I think there was so much left out including a few side characters just abandoned. Despite that it was a funny and heart wrenching finale.
“Don’t let the fires of vengeance change you into something worse than the target of your hatred. Vengeance must be cold and rational—it must become justice.”
As I stated in my first 2 reviews of this series, I feel like all these were too short and could’ve been one large book or at least 2 books with a 3rd touching more on an even bigger battle with the gods as a consequence of the actions. This one fell short in that same vein, it just left a little too much meat on the bone. I wanted to leave a better review because this was actually a very enjoyable read from start to finish, but I was just left feeling like it was an unfinished story.