In Darkness We Must Abide Read Along Episode 5 “The Vampires” by Rhiannon Frater
Blurb: Episode 5: The Vampires
All is not well in the Socoli world. Vanora is on the cusp of adulthood and preparing to move way to attend college. Used to their sibling being their anchor to the mortal world, Roman and Alisha are already feeling adrift in their dark world. Meanwhile, the mysterious Armando, shrouded in all his secrets, draws ever closer to Vanora as her feelings for him deepen. Soon their small world will explode into chaos, leaving Vanora to wonder if all she believed to be true were lies.
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.
Read Along Review and Discussion:
Episode 5 is an epic episode. And yes, I did read it at least 5 times. It’s meaty and everything has built up to it. Needless to say that the previous episodes, even the deaths in episodes 1 & 2 where the calm before the storm that Rhiannon unleashes in this one!
Armando made a splash in episode 3, gives a gift in episode 4, and completely manages to mess up in episode 5. But it’s not just Armando being a douche, it’s Roman, and Alisha, and all the other vampires. Trust me, things go to hell fast. So fast. If you think Armando is the bad guy (which you will know more about his intentions in this episode)wait until you meet his Master. Season 2 is going to be even more amazing now that he is on the stage. Look for it to come out in June.
Thank you Rhiannon for allowing to me to read and review this serial. I am loving it!
Reflections on this season: IDWMA is unlike anything I have ever read before, it’s highly addictive, fast paced and each episode is just the right size for a quick afternoon read. Rhiannon Frater writes great horror, she writes great action scenes and she is great at showing humans at their best and worst. IDWMA is no different. I am very much looking forward to Season 2.