Sara Dobie Bauer’s vampires are a lot of fun.
In Book One of the Escape Trilogy – Escaping Exile – long suffering vampire, Andrew, finds a shipwrecked sailor washed ashore like a sea-tossed care package sent just for him. He quickly falls for the delectable and unpredictable human, and swears never to do him harm.
In Book Two, Escaping Solitude, Andrew falls more and more in love with the impulsive Edmund, agreeing to find an Elder vampire to change Edmund into an immortal being like himself.
In Book Three, Escaping Mortality, Edmund struggles with his newfound health and strength, and wonders what the mysterious Elder, Brien, truly wants from him.
Exploring fascinating settings like a tropical, cannibal-infested island, the bustling port city of turn-of-the-century New Orleans, and Victorian London, Sara Dobie Bauer propels her vampires through escapades and adventures while weaving a tale of love, dark magic, sensuality and violence.
I enjoyed the fast-paced conclusion to the expertly written trilogy. Sara places the reader right in the action and keeps them interested with diverse characters and compelling personalities. I loved the dynamic between Andrew and Edmund, but also the way they interacted with their chosen family – Michelle, Felipe, Flynn and Elder vampire, Brien. The historic details seemed accurate and Dobie Bauer is able to paint a picture with words so that the reader has an immediate sense of place no matter where they end up.
If you like vampires, historic settings, graphic sexuality between men (and vampires), and gory outcomes, you will love this exciting series.