Now a human, Kristair is back with his
lover, recently drafted pro football player Jacob.
Everything should be perfect—but it isn’t. Kristair is
still adjusting to the change from ancient vampire to human,
and he’s having nightmares of burning in the sun. Jacob
wants to help him but isn’t sure how to. Then Ghedi Ussier,
the city’s vampire boss, comes to seek Kristair’s help on a
series of horrific murders of vampires. Worse, the murders
seem to have a connection to Kristair. Just like that,
Kristair and Jacob are pulled back into the paranormal world
Jacob hoped they were done with forever. Can they discover
who’s killing vampires before they become victims as well?
Our Sacred Balance
completes the Triquetra Trilogy. Readers new to the
series should NOT start with Our Sacred Balance.
I don’t think it would stand alone very well. The first two
books, My Heart is Within You and Haunted by Your
Soul contain vital story information and relationship
development that is necessary to understand this book.
That said, Our Sacred Balance
is an action-packed and mostly satisfying conclusion to
an intriguing series. Jacob is understandably ready to
leave the paranormal world behind him. He has all he’s ever
wanted—his lover, Kristair, back with him as a human rather
than a vampire, a professional football career that will be
starting very soon, and a great car. He’s uneasy with
Kristair’s difficulties in adjusting, and he’s angry when
vampire Ghedi Ussier asks Kristair for help. He loves
Kristair enough to understand that his lover needs to help
his former allies, however, so he agrees to help as well.
Kristair is happy because he has Jacob, his adopted daughter
Kayla is happy, and he’s slowly becoming accustomed to being
human. His only problems are slight difficulties adjusting
to his new life. Unfortunately, Kristair’s old life won’t
let him go.
From the moment Kristair and Jacob
agree to help Ghedi and the other vampires, the action
rarely lets up. They soon discover that the situation is a
lot more complicated, and horrible, than they could ever
have dreamed. Twists and turns abound, including a few that
were quite surprising to me. As in the other books, there
is violence and some blood, gore, and very unpleasant
scenes, so sensitive readers beware. The scenes between
Jacob and Kristair, when they can find the time to be alone
and they aren’t in danger, are both hot and loving. I like
the dynamic between them, and their complete trust in each
other. What stopped me from wholeheartedly loving this book
was the final act, which I found a bit weak. Things worked
out a bit too perfectly for everyone, and while I didn’t
expect Jacob and Kristair to be completely normal after all
they’d been through, a few abilities and outcomes had a bit
of a deus ex machina feel to them. Still, Our Sacred
Balance is an enjoyable, suspenseful read. I
recommend the Triquetra Trilogy to fans of vampire stories
that are a bit different from the norm.