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Absence of the Sun

(Blood Bathory #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Sequel to Blood Bathory: Like the Night

Gaia’s theriomorphs may have gravely injured Elizabeth Bathory, but they face new challenges now that her daughter Anna has instigated a coup against her mother. An appeal for help from Antonio, Marielle’s European deputy, results in new revelations for the younger theriomorphs about the origins and nature of the enemy they’ve been fi
Kindle Edition, 261 pages
Published July 2nd 2014 by Torquere Press
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Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ok, this was exciting stuff!

I am so glad I immediately starting reading this from after book 1. This story was faster paced and the romance was sweeter and it just overall pulled at my heartstrings more.

This story starts out with Adam Carson an American soldier during WWII being taken prisoner. During a transport he and the other prisoners are rescued. Adam soon discovers there is something quite different about the people who rescued him, they can change into animals. But very quickly the gro
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series, it's paranormal done proper :) There's an excellent plot, a great villain, interesting characters and plenty of tension.

If I had one criticism, and it's a small one, I wish we'd get a bit more of the two main characters in "romance" mode, rather than only towards the end of the book when we get a full scene of them being physically intimate.

The reason for me wanting more of this connection is because it helps bring to life the tension of the dangers they're all facing in the
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it

This is the second in the Blood Bathory series and, give or take a couple of weeks it carries on more or less from the end of the first story which was left on a mild cliff hangery note, more of a "to be continued" vibe really. If you've read the first you'll be pleased to see that all the previous characters are back, including Will and Evan the MC's from Blood Bathory: Like The Night whose personal journey ended on a happy note but with things still pending in the vamp/shifter stakes!

The centr
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well this series is getting better and better. If only Elizabeth would just die already. But alas she isn't dead. Just frozen, more or less. And the plot thickens as her kid is taking over. This has been one hell of a series.
So Elizabeth's reach has not seen many bounds lately. The theriomorphs (shape shifters) are trying to stop her and her empire any way the can but her minions are loyal and saved Elizabeth at the last minute. But she has been torn apart and left in stasis. Hidden away. And ev
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
I enjoyed this one, but not as much as I did book one, if I'm honest. The connection between Tyr and Adam didn't seem as strong. Perhaps it's just because they weren't friends first, I'm not sure. Still, thoroughly enjoyed it, and can't wait for book three.
Colin Hardy
If you liked the first book in the series then you should like this one. If you didn’t, then what you are going to get is more of the same but with variations on a theme. The plot is developed from the preceding story and certainly there is considerably more going on here and there is some use of tension. The characters jump from location to location and there is some attempt to provide context, but there is little detail beyond the focus of the story and could really be anywhere in most scenes. ...more
Faye Kennedy
A story love and grief and acceptance of events of life of the paranormal world. Another great story beautifully written, the fight scenes are fantastic. I felt for Adam and Tyr in this, angst and survivors guilt for Tyr but Adam was also there and try's to help in the present time. A great ending included too. Vampire and shifters once being enemies to the world being new since 70 years has gone. Adam now has to adjust and help fight the same old war and the devil herself, Elizabeth and her dau ...more
Lillian Francis
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Ari McKay has created an interesting world that runs in conjunction with our own. A contemporary world with vampires, where ordinary (but worthy) humans can be turned into extraordinary shifter folks to fight the vampire menace. It is trilogy in the overall story arc, but each book contains a complete relationship arc.

Absence of the Sun starts in 1945 to introduce the two leads and then heads back to the present day to deal with the aftermath of the attack on the bad vampire, Elizabeth. If p
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Just as good as the first one and I want more! The writing flows nicely, the characters and story are great. Definitely a reread.

2nd read, enjoyed it as much as the first time.
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Ari McKay is the professional pseudonym for Arionrhod and McKay, who collaborate on original m/m fiction. They began writing together in 2004 and finished their first original full length novel in 2011. Recently, they’ve begun collaborating on designing and creating costumes to wear and compete in at Sci Fi conventions, and they share a love of yarn and cake.

Arionrhod is an avid costumer, knitter,

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Blood Bathory (3 books)
  • Like the Night (Blood Bathory #1)
  • Be Not Proud (Blood Bathory, #3)