Title: The Gravedigger (Lord Impaler Series #2)
Author: A.D. Wayne
Clémentine Lyons is determined to prove the existence of monsters, including vampires to the masses. In her attempts, she found herself face to face with her all-time hero, the Impaler.
Quickly, Clémentine is brought neck deep in the horror of what it means to be a true vampire. Monsters are not what they seem to be, and humans are those that should be taken down. By the Impaler’s side and her crew, Clémentine realizes that life is a game of survival.
Clémentine, a vampirologist, is determined to prove the existence of vampires. After finding a corpse in Austria, she goes on a quest to find the truth behind Vlad the Impaler’s life. What she finds will be more than she ever bargained for.
From the very first chapter, the Gravedigger is filled with suspense. What at first seems to be an enemy who must be dealt with turns to an alliance that I never suspected. I loved the relationship between Clémentine and Vlad. It was well-written and easy to lose myself among their banter. Both Clémentine and Vlad have their internal issues, but the way that handled them and one another was just fantastic.
I loved the mix of different history, mainly the blend of the Gothic setting and the introduction of an Egyptian Pharaoh. That was a creative twist, one I certainly didn’t see coming, and it added to the intrigue of this book.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.