Part of the Mark of the Vampire series, this instalment
is best suited to those who already follow the books.
Hellen is a demon girl who is promised in marriage to
Cruen, a vampire she has not met. A mutant vampire, Erion,
kidnaps her to try to gain revenge on Cruen for previous
events. Only a small number of vampires are capable of
breeding and if power-hungry Cruen produces a child with a
demoness that child should have special abilities.
ETERNAL DEMON focuses on Erion, a wronged vampire man who
can travel in swift flashes, control dogs and to Hellen's
bewilderment, can see portals to the Underworld that only
demons know exist. The demoness has her own abilities but
Erion still manages to chain her up in a cellar under his
house. The restraints came with the house, we're told. Both
Erion and Cruen view the female as a bargaining chip; they
don't credit her with having her own identity.
Laura Wright is clearly absorbed in the worlds of her
creation and this makes it difficult to read ETERNAL DEMON
as a standalone - many references, characters, varieties of
preternatural creatures and locations. On the other hand,
if you enjoy this adult semi-horror story it could well
make you keen to search out the earlier books in the
series. I am sure her fans will appreciate this instalment
and look for more.
When Erionâ€™s son is kidnapped by the evil vampire Cruen,
Erion vows to stop at nothing to find his hideawayâ€”including
intercepting the traveling party of Cruenâ€™s beautiful
bride-to-be. But instead of a vulnerable caravan, Erion is
met by a feral band of female demons that includes Hellen,
the brideâ€”a creature of dark magic and darker passion.
Though the safety of his son is foremost, Erion canâ€™t deny
his unexpected connection to Hellenâ€”inflaming a manic desire
as primal as it is irresistible. As their bond intensifies,
they move toward an inevitable and terrifying battle. With
time running out, Erion realizes he must not only find and
rescue his son but protect Hellen from Cruen and the
underworld forces waiting to destroy her for her betrayal.