- Libro de bolsillo: 384 páginas
- Editor: Avon Books; Edición: Reissue (1 de noviembre de 2007)
- Colección: Brotherhood of Blood
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 006124502X
- ISBN-13: 978-0061245022
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Taken By the Night (Brotherhood of Blood) (Inglés) Libro de bolsillo – 1 nov 2007
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I enjoy carnal pleasures like any mortal man, but six hundred years of existence have taught me loss. Best to stay away from people and save myself the heartache. Then I arrive at the notorious London brothel Maison Rouge, and my life, such as it is, will never be the same again. Ivy Dearing, daughter of the infamous Madam, has requested my assistance. Two of her friends have been murdered, and she is determined to find their killer. I know better than to agree to help, yet Ivy is impossible to resist. No stranger to vampires, she has awakened desires within me that are as potent as my thirst for blood-desires that can only be satisfied by Ivy herself. But when there is another murder, it is all I can do to protect the woman I love from an evil more powerful than the undead . . .
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Kathryn Smith has always loved happy endings. From the bedtime stories her wildly imaginative mother told, to the soap operas she wasn't supposed to watch, Kathryn loved to speculate as to how the characters would end up. Needless to say the entire Smith household heard about it when things did not go as young Kathryn thought they ought. Through her school years, Kathryn wrote stories and books for her friends to read. Even during college, when she studied journalism, her need to make up her own tales often drove her to late nights at the typewriter, writing about sexy men and the women they fell in love with. Fortunately, Kathryn's idea of sexy has changed over the years. Instead of rock stars and spies she writes about lords and...well, spies. The best part is she gets to share these stories with a few more people than were in her homeroom class!
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The year is 1899 and Ivy has lost two dear friends to the blade of a butcher who did unspeakable things to them...took unspeakable things from them. She's desperate for help to catch a killer, as the coppers of London don't put themselves out much for a couple of dead prostitutes. When Saint shows up at the Maison Rouge for the first time in a decade, Ivy takes it upon herself to remind him of all the house has done for him and his brethren over the years and demand his help to stop a madman before more fall under his blade.
For over six hundred years Saint has been thief, reprobate, killer, and lover of women, but his actions have toned down considerably since the death of his beloved Marta twenty-five years ago. He goes to Maison Rouge to visit old friends and to rest for a bit. He's poleaxed by the vision that is Ivy Dearing, the challenging and impertinent chit. Feeling all of his immortal years bearing heavily on him as he realizes the child of seventeen he'd last seen a decade ago is a child no more, he can't stop thinking about her...wanting her. She challenges his honor and he vows to catch a killer for her. She challenges the notion of love...and he vows to love her forever. And forever for his kind is a very long time indeed.
Despite not being the biggest fan of historical fiction of any sort, I have to admit, Kathryn Smith's Brotherhood of The Blood series has really grown on me. I wasn't overly fond of the first, but I enjoyed the second very much, and with Saint and Ivy's story, I'm firmly a fan...even though I preferred the characters in the previous book just a bit more.
I can't speak intelligently on the historical accuracy of the dialogue or the settings, but I can say that Smith can blend a gruesome murder mystery with a sensual romance and grace her readers with a well-paced plot that's ripe with style and full of emotion. I enjoyed the sense of history, regardless of whether it was historically accurate, and I really loved how Smith not only addressed the parallels between the murderer in the book and the infamous killer Jack the Ripper, but incorporated those parallels into the backstory and plot. I thought that was particularly well done. So too Smith's vampire mythos, which I've enjoyed from the beginning of the series. There's a plethora of vampire-themed series out there, and I've read lots of them, and I think the history of the Brotherhood of The Blood combined with the historical setting and the evolution of the individual characters in each book has provided just enough of a twist to the mythos to give it a unique, imaginative, and fresh feel.
I can't say I was totally thrilled with Ivy as a character. I appreciated her independence and intelligence, and I loved her profession/art, but found her personality grating when things didn't go her way and frustratingly obtuse when it came to her feelings. Saint, on the other hand, was very appealing. I liked the turnabout of having Saint as the romantic and believer in love and Ivy the doubter who is willing to embrace her lust but keeps her heart disengaged, but I found Ivy's belligerent refusal to even entertain the notion of love wore on my patience after a while, and the resolution of that seemed oddly placed and a bit peculiar.
There was an odd time jump towards the conclusion of the book that I wish had developed differently, but I was very pleased with the tie-in to the events of and conclusion in Night of the Huntress and very much look forward to seeing where the series goes from here. I'm a fan of this series, a fan of Kathryn Smith's unique and stylistic writing, and a huge fan of the brothers themselves. I hope to see a book that puts all the brothers and their women together to deal with the Order of the Silver Palm. That's just a personal dream, though. I'm sure I'll enjoy however this series develops.
Originally reviewed for One Good Book Deserves Another.
The reasons why and how and who are becoming more clear as well as you get close to the closing of this series. I highly recommend this read. Although you can read these books as stand alones, I would urge you to read the series as a whole. I am eagerly awaiting to read the last 2 books in this series.
The third in the brotherhood of the blood series was good, but not as good as the prior 2. I didn't feel enough connection between Ivy and Saint. Not enough spark or raw pull I guess as the prior two had. I was missing out the plot that connects all these books and the fact that Temple is kidnapped. IT is mentioned at the end as an after fact. It wasn't a bad book, it was intriguing, just as a romance I found lacking.
Taken By The Night, took me away with Saint. The vampire I had heard about in the first two books, so I was excited to find this book focusing on him.
In Taken By The Night, the backdrop of the story revolves around what appears to be a sinister serial killer. Taking into the consideration of the historical time frame of this book, I was surprised to find how Ms. Smith weaved in the killings and related them to Jack The Ripper. She did a wonderful job pulling off this plot!
Now in this story we meet Saint and Ivy. Ivy is not new to vampires, and is very aware of their existence from a very young age. However, she develops a fascination, or crush at a young age for our dear vampire called Saint.
Saint, now what can I say about a vampire who's peaked my interest from the very first book in this series. A thief, a man who adores women and one who's heart fell prey to a terrible tragedy of unmentionable loss. Saint, a very skilled thief finds his heart is stolen by a woman who is determined to have him one way or the other.
As the story goes, Saint comes into the lives of Ivy and her mother to investigate a hideous murder. There's not much the infamous local police can do, that is until Saint comes closer to finding the murderer. However, he finds his hands full with protecting Ivy, who's also determined to find the killer.
Ivy is not your normal sit at home and wait kind of person. She wants to find the killer, and finds herself more attracted to Saint every day. She hates him, she loves him and practically wants to ravish him...oh but Saint tries to maintain a cool head. He knows if he allows himself to fall prey in the arms of Ivy...he won't be able to focus on anything but her.
Without giving too much of the plot away, I found this book very delightful as Ivy fought hard to gain the attention of said vampire Mr. Saint. She played a very good game. Her very last attempt to bed this vampire was hilarious, a demise worth recording. I loved the scene, laughed aloud several times before the two actually made it through the love scene.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves a strong female character, a stubborn vampire and just a good romance. In my opinion, Kathryn Smith will not disappoint you by bringing you mystery, page turning suspense, sexual tension and the joy of falling in love. Brilliant!