Penton Legacy, Book 3
Synopsis: The bloody war between the Vampire Tribunal and the defiant scathe of Penton, Alabama, rages on, forcing its residents and their bonded humans to retreat into the underground fortress of last resort: Omega. There, Will Ludlam is charged with the care of Penton’s humans, though he longs to fight alongside his vampire brethren. He knows the risks: as the renegade son of the Tribunal’s vicious leader, Will’s capture could doom the resistance. Yet he is determined to prove his worth to his adopted scathe, to his vengeful father—and to former US Army officer Randa Thomas, his beautiful, reluctant partner. Randa has little faith that a former member of the vampire elite has what it takes to fight a war. But as their enemies descend upon Omega, Will’s polished charm—and Randa’s guarded heart—finally give way to the warrior within.
Review: After the end of Absolution, we can only have one wish: Read Omega. Indeed, the events of the second volume ends in a fairly explosive way and I was curious about the followings events.
So we start directly after the end of the second novel and our whole town took refuge in Omega, but it’s only the start of troubles and Matthias has not abandoned his desire to destroy all the inhabitants of Penton and especially to recover his son. Will and Randa patrol around Omega, trying to understand what the enemy is trying to do. In addition to that, as we have seen it before, a kind of relationship begins to appear between them although Randa fights as she can to not succumb. It was pretty funny to see them evolve together. By their past, they both try to show their values and loyalty to Aidan. But Will is determined to thwart his father whatever that might mean.
It was really interesting to follow Will this time in this novel. Despite the character we think we knew in the first two books, we discover a whole new side. We knew that our hero had to overcome many obstacles in order to escape his father, but not what it really meant to him. It was pretty crazy and sad to discover the truth about him. He will open himself to Cage (to help him) and mainly to Randa gradually and we are surprised by his strength and courage. But that’s not all, Randa is also a character that we learn to discover here. She is a young woman proud and strong but also has a high sensitivity and many doubts. She did not really like her vampire side and did everything to forget who she really is though this is not possible. Will will help her to evolve, to understand and accept what she is. Of course we will also discover more about Matthias and Cage here. I admit that I was curious to see what both had in reserve. One is pretty crazy and the other tries to do his best to help Penton.
War is coming faster than expected on the gates of Omega, but our protagonists Aidan, Mirren and the others are far from ready to surrender and fight to preserve the life they have built. A new very good volume and I would love to learn more about Melissa and Cage now.