Rowan Summerwaite is ready to finish what she started in Blood and Blade, the next installment in the Goddess with a Blade series by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane.
It’s been only days since Rowan and her friends eliminated the immediate threat to magic users and Vampires, but they’re already back on the hunt. Rowan’s out for vengeance, and she’s never been more driven—or angry. But she’s up against a being stronger than any she’s ever fought. To bring it down she’ll need more than the powers the goddess Brigid gave her…
This time she’ll need her friends, too.
She knows her husband will always have her back. As an ancient Vampire and Scion of North America, Clive has more clout and dominance than almost anyone. Rowan’s small but trusted inner circle insist they’ll join her in the thick of the battle, even as she argues it’s too dangerous for them. She’s also got a new dog. Familiar. Whatever. Star is a magical being put in Rowan’s path to help and protect her.
The hunt for ancient evil takes Rowan and her team to London and back to Las Vegas, bringing with them an unexpected alliance. Fortified by their rage, grief and determination, Rowan and her friends will stop at nothing when they track their enemy to the high desert in a final, deadly showdown.
This book is approximately 77,000 words
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The exhausting sixth paranormal romance in Dane's Goddess with a Blade series (after Wrath of the Goddess) is chaotic, bloody, and disappointingly one-note. Rowan Summerwaite is many things: superpowered hunter, human wife to British vampire Scion Clive, vessel to the Celtic Goddess Brigid, and mother to a magical dog. Fresh from killing the supposed leader of Blood Front, a vampire supremacy group, Rowan and her small army of humans, witches, and vampires realize that there is a greater evil pulling the hate group's strings. With traitors in their midst, Rowan and Clive must marshal their forces to take down the unknown enemy, conducting an investigation that takes the couple from Las Vegas to London and back again. Despite a fast-paced plot, Dane's clunky, dialogue-heavy writing prevents her world from feeling truly immersive, and her archetypal badass heroine remains one-dimensional throughout. Paranormal romance fans will find it easy to skip this one.