Ancient Blood: A Novel of the Hegemony - Brian Patrick McKinley
Ancient Blood: A Novel of the Hegemony (The Order Saga, #1) by Brian Patrick McKinley was a pure joy to read. The writing flowed like blood wine, seamless, suitably aged and with a timeless quality that left this reader gasping with awe. Every character is so lovingly described, action sequences are perfectly timed and paced to keep the reader begging for more and the design of the Hegemons' extravagant lifestyles surpasses even my fave TV show Stargate SG-1.
Avery is a vampire groupie. He loves all things vampire and so it seems natural that he should meet a real one and fall in lust with Caroline. But Avery soon discovers out planet Earth is not what it seems - it is run in a similar style to the 5 families in The Godfather or even better - The Goa'uld in SG-1. These Vampyrs Hegemons are ruthless, flamboyant, stylish, always overdress for the wrong occasions and have egos the size of the moon.
And when Avery and Caroline are taken to a Hegemon stronghold they learn first hand what true power really is and so The Game continues - a game of supremacy within the Order of Hegemons. Can Avery survive the power struggle and keep his humanity or will he succumb to the lure of power. Read this awesome fangfest to find out.
A brilliant FIVE STAR vampire novel and very highly recommended.