I'd like to thank Author Elizabeth Loraine for the wonderful "GIFT" of her novel Katrina, The Beginning (Royal Blood Chronicles)!! I've been lucky enough lately to be able to finally get hold of some of the books that have been on my TBR or wish list through some amazing authors. KATRINA being one of them, now to follow is my fair and unbiased opinion after reading Katrina.
Katrina is being told from the POV of a young seventeen year old royal vampire, of course her name is "Katrina" as the title of the book represents.
Taking place in the 1800's, an era by the way that I absolutely loved in history.. The elegant fashions, old school manners, (so lacking now a days) and the many huge grand social balls or events that always seem to take place in the upper circle. And with her family being of royal blood, comes one of the luxuries of having you own staff/servants who tend to their every wish or need. (although their staff was treated like family)
Katrina and her family also have "Watchers" who keep them safe and trained them expertly in the arts of battle.
The Vox Brothers, seven in all were very loyal and trust worthy... Avery, Cedrik, Gregor, Gunter, Simon, Thomas and Quinn. (Unfortunately Cedrik and Gregor were killed in battle)
Katrina face sadness, love, (first time) adventure and enemies all within this great book. She knows that she has a purpose in life, and therefore she knows she must do everything possible to strengthen herself physically as well as her gifts. (Gunter helps her achieve this as her trainer) Gunter also help train Katrina's friends/companions Letta, Rosa and El.
The daily routine of her life, from bathing , feedings all the way to her training was such a new take in some ways. Oh what I would give to have a helper, and yes a trainer.. That would be fantastic!
I really enjoyed the storyline of Katrina where her you have a young teenager by all appearances and class is the sweet innocence that a teenager should be, but by no means is she.. Katrina is a WELL trained warrior with her vampire speed and a mastery of her weapons.. *takes a wide birth around Katrina* A strong warrior that I for one wouldn't want as my enemy!!
If you are looking for a wonderful book that is full of a mixture of romance, love and a dark side twist.. Then I recommend Katrina, The Beginning to be a awesome introduction to the Royal Blood Chronicles.
Well done Elizabeth Lorraine for this great first book in the Royal Blood Chronicles!!!
Royal Blood Chronicles
The Dark Prince
Cain, The Quest
Marcella, Vampire Mage
Recommend: 18 (some discretion) and up
Rating: 4/5 angel stars