Emily Porter doesn't remember her past, a very deliberate
decision on her part. She chose to have her memory wiped
away by the Center and now she awakens in Maine, with no
idea what she wanted to forget. Unfortunately, her past
hasn't forgotten her as Emily is soon drawn into a
centuries-old conspiracy involving Elisabeth Bathory with
no idea of who to trust. Can she unravel the mystery of
what she knew in time?
PROGENY is the first book in the Descendants of
the House of Bathory series and wow, what a start!
Tosca Lee takes a seemingly simple premise and develops a
mind-boggling but oh-so-engaging storyline. I had to
force myself to put THE PROGENY down to do basic things
(like go to work) as I wanted to know all of Emily's
secrets, perhaps even more than Emily wanted to know
Emily is a great heroine, willing to sacrifice herself
for others even when she's not sure who she can and can't
trust. I love her willingness to try to do the right
thing, even when things seem stacked against her. And
Luka...I can't help but love Luka. Even as we question his
involvement in the entire scenario. I'm a little afraid
to get too attached to anyone, however, as Tosca Lee is
almost as ruthless as George R.R. Martin with the lives
of her characters!
Tosca Lee crafts a fast paced thriller where everyone is
suspect and each new clue offers readers a tiny hint of
what the overall puzzle looks like. Danger lurks around
every corner in THE PROGENY, and I love the various
surprises Tosca Lee gives us. The historical conspiracies
involving Elisabeth Bathory are absolutely fascinating
and I hope we get even more glimpses into them in the
next book. THE PROGENY is the first book I've read by
Tosca Lee but I guarantee it will not be the last! THE
PROGENY is definitely a winner and easily recommended.
New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee brings a
modern twist to an ancient mystery surrounding the most
notorious female serial killer of all time. A fast-paced
thriller for fans of Lee’s Books of Mortals series with Ted
Dekker, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, and BBC
America’s hit series Orphan Black.
Emily Porter is the descendant of a serial killer. Now,
she’s become the hunted.
She’s on a quest that will take her to the secret
underground of Europe and the inner circles of three ancient
orders—one determined to kill her, one devoted to keeping
her alive, and one she must ultimately save.
Filled with adrenaline, romance, and reversals, The
Progeny is the present-day saga of a 400-year-old war
between the uncanny descendants of “Blood Countess”
Elizabeth Bathory, the most prolific female serial killer of
all time, and a secret society dedicated to erasing every
one of her descendants. A story about the search for self
amidst centuries-old intrigues and Europe’s underground
scene…and one woman’s mission to survive.