Chilling New Vampire Novel in Biting Cold
The Chicagoland Vampires series, of which this is the sixth book, is back and those who have followed the series will be quite happy to note that Ethan is back too. The ever so sexy master vampire whose stubborn behavior makes us all cry in frustration was deeply missed by pretty much every woman who reads the series, including yours truly. His cool control may drive you crazy but he is our cool collected vamp and although Merit may claim him, still we are glad to see his return.
But being back from the dead is never easy, and since Ethan is never one to take things the easy way you can be sure that dry wit of his will be on the pages of Biting Cold as well. He is careful of Merit, he is relatively sure that whatever bits of magic are left around from his resurrection could be harmful to her. But then again, she is no wallflower and is not only capable of taking care of herself, quite capable of letting Ethan know about it as well.
Even Vampires Get the Blues
Merit really has grown in the last few books and this one tends to let that shine for her and for the readers to enjoy. Loosing Ethan was the most horrible thing she could ever imagine going through, but she did it. Now that he has been returned, he finds a Merit that has not only come to terms with having been turned into a vampire, but one that has finally taken that power and embraced it.
After Mallory came too close for comfort to completely destroying Chicago Merit has good reasons to not feel that forgiving. In Biting Cold Mallory proves that the need for that type of out of control downright crazy behavior is far from over. And if that isn’t enough for Merit to deal with, the political scene is more than a little messed up.
After all, Ethan did die. So there is good reason for the GP to feel that reinstating him as Master of the House is out of order. In addition to this, things are all in a tither in both the world of vampires and the world of the Fae in this chapter of the ongoing adventures in Chicagoland, as the Fae Queen Claudia revisits and tensions rise.
The Series Returns to its Former Excitement
The last book was not quite up to snuff for this series; I know that several people were talking of dropping out. But this one has brought back much of the old energy of the series, with the strong characters once again carrying us into a well developed world. In the end with any series of this sort it is always the characters that make us want to find out more, and I think Neill’s experiments to leave the most important ones out are behind her.
We have too much invested in them not to want them back, and with Biting Cold she has brought back that familiar excitement. So if you were not sure that you were ready for a new installment of these dark and yet fascinating creatures, you might just want to check this one out. It will be worth it, it was for me.