When Sarah Ingram discovers that her husband has been unfaithful, she immediately runs to the comfort of her sister Christine. The two women decide that a weekend trip to a lavish spa is just the ticket to help Sarah perk up, but as the ladies travel to their destination, they encounter a strange fog that forces them into a very different world from the one they have known. Although the country side looks the same, many things are different. The two women are separated by circumstances they cannot control and this forces both women to deal with their new surroundings in different ways.
Sarah meets Hillard, a gentle man who helps her and whom she is drawn to but who she is not really sure she can trust. Christine finds herself a prisoner of Lord Radek, ruler of Donner and surrounding lands. She does not trust him but when he is close, she feels an overwhelming sense of euphoria.
The two women must figure out what strange power has brought them to this new place, how they will deal with their lives from this point forward and how they will survive the inhabitants they encounter in this parallel land.
Stacey Voss has brought a new twist to an age-old story of beings who are no longer human but undead vampires, living in a world that is the same, but different in so many ways. She shows us a new breed of monster that is kind and caring, while also introducing us to the same blood-thirsty beasts we have feared for generations. Her writing is imaginative and descriptive and she blends new and old in a delightful way to captivate us with this new vampire story.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Thunder and Blood and have recommended it to my book club members. We are all looking forward to Stacey's next book, Thunder and Ice. I gave Thunder and Blood a 3-spider rating. Good job Stacey!