I always look forward to a good “what if” story, so I jumped at the chance to read THROUGH A DARK GLASS. Who wouldn’t want to see the different outcomes a single choice could result in? This premise is a minefield of opportunity.
Author: Barb Hendee
This is my second of the Vampire Memories series, and I am reminded by how much I enjoy Hendee’s alien yet human vampires. Eleisha and Phillip remain as much co-dependent as in love, Eleisha’s altruistic quest still sends them out into danger to help others, but in GHOSTS OF MEMORIES a new danger emerges from the shadows. While IN MEMORIES WE FEAR focused on the dynamic of Eleisha’s group, GHOSTS OF MEMORIES takes us out into the memories of a few new characters… and a potential new villain.
In the common urban fantasy vampire mythology, IN MEMORIES WE FEAR is a completely different kettle of fish, both in paranormal and physical terms. To further complicate the issue, vampire culture has been decimated by the villain, leaving the main characters to flounder around and find their own way. Eleisha’s band of misfits was an interesting group, with a web of interconnecting dependencies that may verge on the unhealthy (but never gets boring). I enjoyed learning about this world as they discovered things themselves.