Mirren Kincaid remembers the vampire he used to be - and he’s not going back. As the Slayer, Mirren served the Vampire Tribunal as its most creative and ruthless executioner. Then he refused a kill order and eventually found himself the protector and second-in-command of the peaceful enclave of Penton, Alabama. As civil war threatens to break out in the vampire world over the scarcity of untainted human blood, the Tribunal wants its slayer back - and has sent a beautiful witch to retrieve him.
Descended from a powerful shaman, Glory Cummings is meant to restore Mirren to his bloodthirsty ways as the Tribunal’s assassin. But Glory doesn’t see a killer when she looks at Mirren; she sees a vampire haunted by his past. Though her mission is to turn him into a monster, she hopes her magic touch can heal the man she’s suddenly falling for. But the Tribunal has never looked kindly upon defiance.
©2012 Susannah Sandlin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
In my heart, I believe that all fiction authors are gods. They create worlds and give life to people who only live in them.
Loved this book but wish the vamps would act more vampy. They keep getting caught unaware even though they know what's coming. How can an army sneak up on 55 vampires. The author has populated her story with 55 vampires, but only 4 or 5 have anything to do. How about using the other 50 to guard the town?
I found myself really rooting for Glory - she is an awesome original character. Hope she's given more to do in subsequent books.
Sex scenes are a bit short -- so if your expecting steamy romance, you won't really find it here. I will say that what there is is good, not awkward, and I expect this author will eventually find her way in that department.
Amy McFadden did a good job with voices. Enjoyed her reading very much.
Interesting, intriguing, irresistible
I think it was when Glory and Mirren meant for the first time.
The standoff at the end of the book.
Not really, while I could have done it in one sitting because it wasn't a long book.
This is a good follow up to the first book. It keeps your interest with just the right amount of romance. But because there is a larger story at work it doesn't draw you away from that. In fact you find yourself wanting book 3, right after you finish this one. It is a fast read and that's one of the things that keeps your interest.
I ended up having to read the first of the series, really didn't care for the narration. With a change in narrators, I listened to most of this book, only switching to reading a few times. She totally nabbed Glory and Mirrin in my opinion. I had to chuckle at times with their interactions.
This has shown to be a very interesting series, with an intriguing concept of Vampires trying to survive with the humans, after a virus has poisoned most of the human blood population. Penton is a community made up of what I call the good vampires, being harassed by one of the governing Tribunal vampires, that is afraid of Penton's sucess. All in all, there is a lot of suspense and back stabbing going on, with a good dose of violence, compassion, and love.
Within this, the author has created many memorable characters, whose stories develop more and more with each installment. I have really enjoyed these two books, and am on to the next "Omega"
I love books! Listening or reading! Vampires and Werewolves and Fey, oh my!
Sure. The story was a little predictable but I enjoyed how it was put together. So far I love the Penton series because it isn't complicated. I LOVE Game of Thrones but the Penton books are great for sitting back to just listen and not have to try to keep up.
I would. Again its a great listen for a day of laying around. Rainy Sunday afternoon stuff. Its a great romance with some action.
I liked not only the way she did the accents but also the vocal "pace" she gave some of the other characters.
I can't say I was "moved" but I did like how Mirren was written. He has this damaged hero thing going on that was interesting to look at.
If one is looking for a simple but entertaining story for a weekend read, the Penton series is a great pick.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Absolution is an excellent, fun read! The characters are complicated enough to be interesting, especially Mirren, but not so complicated as to be frustrating or confusing. The love story is believable and based in Glory and Mirren's personalities.
The book is just the right mix of action and more action, with enough hot sex to get it an R rating, at least. Sizzling, but not overdone. The Penton vampire story line is different - yeah! - with enough politics but not too much, really evil evil, and enough twists to keep you guessing who'll make it to the end.
Susannah Sandlin has really come into her writing power with this book. I can't wait for the continuation of the saga. Do yourself a favor, and buy this book. Then settle in for a fun few hours in a slightly altered universe.
I am glad I bought the second book The story got better and the characters more interesting. I think there is a lot of potential and I am interested to see what happens next in the series. This book does not, however, make you rave about it. It was enjoyable and has enough meat to it that you want to keep listening.
reading about a big tough guy falling in love with a sweet girl is so funny.
Glory is my favorite. she is strong and willful
One of the best Audiobooks I've listened to in a while. Amy McFadden did a wonderful job in the narration and really brought out the feelings and emotions of the characters in the story.
I first read Redemption and fell in love with the people if Penton. The Story line is amazing and keeps you deep into the story through the whole book. Strong Characters in each book that makes you want to hear more about them. I can't wait for the next book to find out what happens for the people of Penton.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
I enjoyed the first book, but this one was much better. The excitement in the plot and also the sexual interaction was good. This is a must have if you've started on this series. I'm looking foward to book 3.
Loved it just as much as I did the first one. Loved Mirren and Glory and it was nice visiting with Aiden, Krys, Will, Hannah, etc..
I'm going to read Will's book now and I do hope the series continues.
The narration? Amy McFadden does have lots of emotion and great inflections in her voice but she doesn't do mens voices worth a damn. Sometimes I wasn't sure if it was a male or female talking. If she just lowered her voice she would get nothing but 5 star reviews. She does do Will's story so I will suffer through it so I can see what happens next.
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