Pandora’s Box (Immortalis Vampire Series 3)


Pandora’s Box (immortalis Vampire Series 3) by Katie Salidas

 

Book 3 in the Immortalis Vampire Series.

After a few months as a vampire, Alyssa thought she’d learned all she needed to know about the supernatural world. But her confidence is shattered by the delivery of a mysterious package – a Pandora’s Box.

Seemingly innocuous, the box is in reality an ancient prison, generated by a magic more powerful than anyone in her clan has ever known. But what manner of evil could need such force to contain it?

When the box is opened, the sinister creature within is released, and only supernatural blood will satiate its thirst. The clan soon learns how it feels when the hunter becomes the hunted.

Powerless against the ancient evil, the clan flees Las Vegas for Boston, with only a slim hope for salvation. Could Lysander’s old journals hold the key? And what if they don’t?

And how welcome will they be in a city run by a whole different kind of supernatural being?

Werewolves…

 

Pandora’s Box (Immortalis Vampire Series 3) is the first time in the series that I felt the drama surrounding the conflict was warranted. From the moment of the first death, I felt that these vampires were in real peril. At the end the losses to Lysander’s coven was a definitely felt.

The introduction of werewolves changes the dynamic of this world. I don’t fully understand how the werewolves fit into this world. From there introduction they seem to take traits more from dogs more than wolves. This is one of the things I hope will be explain in Soulstone (Immortalis 4) and further entries in this series.

I like Katie Salidas’s take on Pandora’s Box. This isn’t PANDORA’s box but it functions in the same matter. Having more than one opens the series in a number of ways; anywhere in the world someone could be drawn to open one and unleash some untold and forgotten evil on the world. It’s an evil that someone feared enough to lock away in a Pandora’s Box, the evil that could be hidden around the world.

This is the best entry in the series. To have the in depth understanding of the characters’ motivations, which are highlighted in the book, the previous titles should be read. I think the change in scenery leaves Alyssa having to adapt to another substantial change in her life including the loss of her mate. These changes will keep the series from prematurely desiccating.

 

I give Pandora’s Box (Immortalis Vampire Series 3) 4 out 5.

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