Darkling is an urban fantasy novel about three sisters who are operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. The D'Artigo sisters are half human-half Faerie and all have unique traits and powers. Camille is a witch whose spells sometimes don't turn out as she's planned. Delilah shape shifts into a tabby cat when she is upset. The narrator of the story is the third sister, Menolly.
Menolly was turned into a vampire in the last story when she was kidnapped, raped, killed and then forced into turning by a vamp named Dredge. Dredge tortured Menolly and she has scars all over her body to prove it. But Dredge is Menolly's sire and will be forever connected to him unless she can break the cords that bind them.
Humans are turning up dead and then turned into newly turned vampires all over the city. Menolly, along with her sisters and friends, are staking all of these newborn vampires before the whole city is overtaken with vamps. Menolly believes this is the work of Dredge and is determined to hunt down and kill this evil vampire.
Menolly returns to the Otherworld to deal with what happened to her and to forever sever the cord that connects her to Dredge. Will Menolly be able to kill Dredge with the help of her sisters and friends or will someone fall victim to Dredge once again.
When Menolly hears the news that her friend Erin is missing, a possible kidnapping by Dredge, she takes off like a bat out of hell to try to save Erin from suffering through the horrors that she went through herself. Will Menolly be able to put an end to Dredge and save Erin in time? Will the D'Artigo Sisters triumph in this mission or will they fail and succumb to Dredge's superior powers?
DARKLING is pure fantasy enjoyment from start to finish. I adored the world that Yasmine Galenorn has crafted within the pages of this adventurous urban fantasy story. The characters come alive off the pages of the story with so many unique personalities. There's witches, vampires, demons, shape shifters, and an exciting storyline that will keep readers glued to the pages.
As a new reader in this series, I was able to understand the lingo and back-story with just this book alone. I look forward to getting my hands on the previous two books in this exciting series. Yasmine Galenorn is a new author on my list of favorite authors. I would definitely recommend this book to readers of urban fantasy who like lots of action, adventure and magic in their story!
Meet the D'Artigo Sisters-three half human, half-Faerie, wild and sexy members of the OIA-the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. Camille, a witch, Delilah, a werecat, and Menolly, an acrobat extraordinaire turned vampire, are sent Earthside to keep them out of trouble by their superiors, but the girls find themselves smack in the middle of Demon-Central when Shadow Wing, the leader of the Subterranean Realms, decides to attempt a coup on both Earth and Otherworld. Now, with their erratic powers, the sisters must use their collective talents to prevent the demons from taking over and to save two worlds, one monster at a time. Menolly: "All over Seattle, humans have been going missing, only to turn up as newborn vampires--the sure sign of a rogue vamp on the loose. It looks like Dredge is to blame. The same sadistic Dredge who gave me my scars, and who may well be in cahoots with the demon Shadow Wing. If so, Otherworld and Earth are screwed. The only way we can hope to defeat Dredge is for me to travel home to Otherworld, where I must face my own demons. Because unless I sever the ties that bind me to Dredge, all hell is going to break loose..."