Anna and the Vampire Prince
Author: Jeanne C. Stein
Reviewers: Gikany and Una
For fans of the Anna Strong Chronicles, you will not want to miss the latest novella, Anna and the Vampire Prince. Gikany and Una liked this glimpse of Anna in transition as she mourns her mother. It was another chance to see Vlad and gave these two readers something to ponder about what may be next in this world.
****If you haven’t read the series, this novella is not the place to start. We strongly recommend you read the series from the beginning.****
Anna’s story has had some closure. Her mother has passed, she is happily married to Frey, and things have settled down. As much as they can settle down for the vampire who is the Chosen One. This novella resolves the issue of some renegade vampires and shows how Anna and her family are doing as they continue to mourn. Although it moves quickly, it was a fun read.
What we really enjoyed though, was that this novella gave us another opportunity to see Vlad, the legendary vampire. He was very intriguing in the previous novel and it was fantastic to see him in action again. At the close of this novella, we were hopeful that maybe there may be more in store for Vlad. We would love to see a spin-off following him. A lot has changed for Vlad and he seems to be in transition. With Anna’s story being nicely tied up (for the moment) it would be great to follow Vlad as he embarks on a new path.
All in all, Anna and the Vampire Prince is a treat for Anna Strong fans. Although it is short, it was a sweet and nail-biting read as we watched Anna save her niece’s friend. We hope that this is a prequel that will start a new series in this world. We are going to keep our fingers crossed!
Saving her family means saving the world.
Vampire Anna Strong should be enjoying life with her new husband, Frey, but she’s too devastated by the loss of her mother to focus on much else. That is, until her niece’s best friend is kidnapped, and Anna leaps into action.
Angry citizens blame the recent rash of kidnappings on France’s immigrant population and threaten retribution that could upset the economy of the entire nation. If Anna is going to save the girl and her family vineyard, she’ll need the help of one of the oldest vampires in existence—her good friend Vlad.
Vlad and Anna set out to solve the kidnappings and save Southern France, but they soon discover the stakes are higher than they imagined. If they fail, it could be the end of the world as they know it.
Release Date: January 1, 2016
Publisher: All Romance eBooks
Series: Anna Strong #9.5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley