Read Along: Destruction by Rhiannon Frater


by Rhiannon Frater
Series: In Darkness We Must Abide #7
Genre: Horror, Paranormal
Source: eARC received from the
author in exchange for an honest review

My Rating:

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Episode 7:

Despite the terrors of her past, Vanora has managed live a normal life in Austin with her roommate Rhonda and her boyfriend Dan. When it all falls apart and Armando comes back into her life, she realizes that she can’t escape her destiny. Evil threatens her family, and Vanora must venture into the darkness to save everyone she cares about.

Serial Synopsis:

In Darkness We Must Abide is the epic saga of one young woman caught in the dangerous world of the creatures of the night.

Already living in the shadows due to her albinism, Vanora is just a little girl when her older brother inadvertently unleashes a terrible evil from the family crypt that changes their lives forever.

As she grows up in a world where beautiful deadly beings hunt by night, one captures her eye and her heart. Yet, can she trust the mysterious Armando? For there is a powerful entity plotting to claim her when she reaches adulthood in order to fulfill an ancient prophecy, and her enemy has enveloped her in a web of deceit, casting doubt on all she believes to be true. Soon, she will have to fight not only to save those she loves, but also for her very soul.

Rhiannon Frater delivers a chilling adventure once again with this multi-part epic serial with a dynamic cast, old school vampires, bloody action, a smoldering forbidden love, and a terrifying villain set against the backdrop of a modern day vampire war.


My Thoughts

Destruction is the perfect title for this episode. The plot has become deeply emotional and even darker than I thought possible. With every episode I become so much more invested in the story and connected to these awesome characters. I hate loss, but I also understand it’s part of what makes this story so captivating.

Vanora is headed home to the Socoli mansion, where her brother and sister still live as vampires. She had escaped the horror of the awful things that took place on Halloween and attempted to begin a normal life with her friend and roommate, Rhonda. Or so she thought. Unfortunately, “normal” just isn’t in the cards for this girl. The darkness followed her and wreaked havoc on her normal life. Now that she is back home, how will this play out? Armando seems to be back in the picture at full force (Thank you, Jesus!). Is it horrible to say that I would love to “watch” Armando rip Dan’s neck out, by the way? I despise that kid. How is Vanora going to deal with a house full of vampires again? Her brother and sister have been living without censorship for too long to go back to their reserved ways, right?

We’ve been shown glimpses of Vanora’s trek home prior to this episode, but this time we finally learn the reason behind it. I have LOVED the prologues up until this point, always hooking me from the first page and letting me peek into the unknown. Will there be no more glimpses now that we are up to speed? Those first couple of pages are what pulled me back into the deep dark world that Rhiannon has created. I’m not too worried about it, though, as Rhiannon has never disappointed me.

When the heck is the next episode? This last wait was WAY TOO LONG! I’m grateful to have this opportunity so I’m definitely not complaining, much.

If you haven’t started this series yet, grab it FREE right now: Death Comes Home, Episode 1.

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