Rezension zu "The Impaler's Revenge (The Impaler Legacy ) (Volume 1)" von Ioana Visan
In this book, Romania remains the only 'fang-free' place in a world with vampires. But when a vampire is brought into the country for some secret political reasons, things start getting ugly...
While I appreciated the author's effort to spin a fresh tale of vampire lore and bring in several new ideas, I felt lost more than once. Especially at the beginning I had a hard time figuring out what the Little Council was all about and how Romania came to be the only vampire-free country - unfortunately, the book contains little to none background information, and only by bits and pieces was I able to make sense of what was going on.
Also, I could not understand what the great fuss was about when a vampire was brought into the country. Had the author explained the background of her vampire universe, the Little Council and Liana's (the girl who is to handle him) history with more detail, everything would have made better sense. Furthermore, Liana's whining and complaining tone got on my nerves. Dialogues seemed unoriginal most of the time and several twists felt constructed or thrown in at random.
I would definitely have gotten more out of this book if the author had taken her time building a solid background for her vampire universe and characters.
(I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)