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Another interesting new series from Banet
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2021
This is, to my knowledge, the third series in the Tribunal series. My favorite series still is Jacky Leon but this book might end up being my favorite or at least a close second. This book centers around Everly who, with other humans including her mother is employed by vampires to protect their secrets and their nest. However, a change in master of the nest has created unrest and while the humans once felt safe they no longer feel so. Trauma, murder, deceit and vengeance are some key themes of the book.
What I enjoyed about the book is that Everyly is a different kind of fighter. She doesn't start out as a supernatural with abilities that come with that which is a nice change of pace. We get characters that we just hate because of what they do and horrors they subject others too. Everly for a good part of it has to figure things out alone and covering for how her mother actually died. This is what didn't really make sense to me because with all that was going on, with the vampires killing on the regular and new psycho master and his lover, surely you would know that foul play was involved even without her admitting it?
Before actions can be taken against this now chaotic nest, proof is needed of their wrongdoings. The person able to act on that and carry out "justice" is Alexius. He is a very old vampire known to the vampires as someone to be feared. He was also the father to the former master of the nest. Everly works with him to provide proof of what's been going on so he can take care of the nest while also finding out what really happened to his son.
Alexius and Everly work well together and it will be interesting to see how their relationship develops. The author has planned for 9 books in the series so it seems we will have plenty of time to get to know them.
Even if you are new to Banet or have read other series of her Tribunal books this book will be a good read of the genre.