Sunday, April 28, 2013

Review: Death's Servant by C.J. Ellisson

Death's Servant by C.J. Ellisson

Amazon Product Description:
Jonathan Winchester has clashed with his alpha one too many times. After another argument he leaves the Manitoba pack, his only home since the werewolf attack that changed his life. He returns to his home state of Virginia to start a new life free of pack politics. Jon finds work and meets a young waitress, Raine, who appears to be a lone werewolf, too.

As their relationship progresses, Jon's embroiled in more intrigue than he bargained for and a danger bigger than he can handle. He's running scared until his own alpha tendencies surface, making him unable to leave the pretty werewolf's problems behind. The young man is desperate to save Raine--even if his efforts may lead him straight to death.

Journey along in this first prequel novel involving the favorite characters from the bestselling V V Inn series. Written at reader demand, this stand-alone story explains how the beloved Jonathan came to serve the deadly redheaded vampire, Dria.

My thoughts:
This was my first C.J. Ellisson read.  I was pleased with the story.  The characters are incredible.  Although Jon is a fantastic character, I found myself unable to choose a favorite as I liked Dria, Rafe and Raine so much too.  The author is descriptive and vivid.  The story line is original, which is somewhat hard to come by in a shifter/vampire story.   The book works as a stand alone.  It is fast paced and a quick read.  
The story is well written and made me run out and buy more of the books in the series.  I can't wait to get started reading more of the VV Inn series.  

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