|When a vampire dies by any 'natural' means or are pure they
move unto the Fade, but bad people end up in Dhunhd (hell). If they commit suicide, it's
either wither away in the 'in between' or move into hell. Noone was raped by a
sympath, before being found and sheltered by Darius and Thor. She gave birth to Xhex, and
then committed suicide with Thors dagger. She has spent the last few hundred years
in the service of the Scribe Virgin, working as a servant to try to forgive her sins. She
was a bit too passive for me, letting Thor treat her horribly and being a martyr. I was
pleased he got to know Xhex though.
Thor is still devastated over the loss of his
shellan, Wellsie and unborn son, murdered by a lesser. Hes fighting lessers every
night and has a death wish. Then he learns Wellsie and the baby are trapped in the
In-Between by his refusal to let them go. They cant get to the Fade and are
disappearing, doomed not to have peace. He has to move on and has help from Noone
and Lassiter, a fallen angel. Thor was a bit of a whiner - oh poor me, Im broken -
and needed a good kick over how he treated Noone (and the memory of Wellsie).
The Band of Bastards has a plot against the Blind King, with the intent of claiming the
throne for Xcor. They have a series of secret meetings with members of the glymera, to
gain support for dethroning Wrath. Xcor is a great character, I started off not liking
him, then hoping someone see below his exterior and he gets his HEA.
There are multiple storylines, and reading the previous books first is recommended, to
grasp the back-story. These are not a teenager's vampires. The Brotherhood is rough,
violent, raw, and very, very sexy. Definitely adult only. Finally! Thors story! The
original brothers all have their HEAs now; its time for the secondary characters to
get theirs. Qhuinn & Blay are the next story! But what of Layla? She now has feelings
for someone but is ....... read the book. In 2013 all will be clear.