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Death's Servant by C.J. Ellisson
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it was amazing

Death's Servant (The V V Inn, #0.5) Death's Servant by C.J. Ellisson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well let me get one thing out of the way, I tend to dislike prequels since a lot of the mystery is lost and you kind of know the ultimate outcome so it is hard to get excited about them .... usually.

This prequel for the VV Inn series (insert link) is a bit different since we never really had much of a back story on the characters and the plot here is much more interesting than almost any prequel I can think of that I have read in the past.

Jon is pretty much the most important person in the VV Inn books after Dria and Rafe and this is his story and how he comes to become the "right-hand man" of the VV Inn.

The story grabs your attention from page one, the action and hurt are almost immediate and the story proceeds from there to a bit slower pace for a few pages but the groundwork for the mystery part is being laid.

The story proceeds to a quest for Jon to save werewolves and a female in particular that he has found are being captured and tortured and he can't do it himself and other of his kind have been reluctant to assist.

So what do you do? You go looking for the biggest, baddest, vampire you can find and into the story steps Dria and Rafe mostly by fate and chance.

The story of rescue, tragedy and bonding is done exceptionally well, so well in fact that a time or two you actually get worried about Jon (even though you know he is in the later books DUH). That tends to speak of good writing in my book.

Bottom Line: Great story, great writing and if you have not read the VV Inn books, maybe this would be a great place to start and if you have it was still great. Win-win it appears and 5 Stars from me.

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