The Rest Falls Away, the first book in Colleen Gleason’s Gardella Vampire Chronicles came out in January 2007. It received generally favorable reviews and more than a few “Buffy of the Regency era” comparisons. As later books in the series arrived, the buzz surrounding it has grown. Now, in March, we will see the release of As Shadows Fade, the final book of The Gardella Vampire Chronicles and a new release that many readers have been anticipating.
Signet Eclipse describes the book as follows:
Directly descended from the very first vampire hunter in the Gardella family, Victoria knows she must continue the lineage so humanity will have protectors against the undead.
While Sebastian Vioget appears to be both the perfect warrior and lover to ensure the Gardella Legacy, Victoria cannot forget Max Pesaro—the former slayer still haunted by the vampire queen Lilith’s obsession with him
But it is Lilith’s obsession that may save all of humanity. Demons, enemies of both mortals and the undead, have found their way to earth. To defeat them, vampires and slayers must fight side by side. But Lilith wants Max in return for her cooperation – a small price for the world, but too high a price for Victoria.
Colleen Gleason graciously sent me an ARC of the book, and my own take is:
Everything I wanted it to be – and then some.