Nikolaos of Sparta is more than just a
general. He’s an Aresian vampire descended from the god of
war himself. Fearless on the battlefield, the formidable
warrior has known lust but never love until Kalla of
Messenia. For years Kalla’s people have been under the
harsh control of the Spartans, and Nikolaos isn’t sure he
can trust the beautiful oracle.
As a common enemy unites Nikolaos and
Kalla, and their lust for one another overtakes them both,
will happiness be within their grasp? Or will their secrets
tear them apart when all is revealed?
I must say, Sherrill Quinn hooked me
right from the glossary in the beginning of the book. Ms.
Quinn’s “godkin,” or vampires, are something fresh and
completely different from “usual” vampire fare (if there is
such a thing). Wicked Omen was fast-paced,
fun, and—dare I say?—wicked. Both Nikolaos and Kalla are
strong, determined characters with good hearts, common
sense, and a desire to understand one another despite the
Spartans and Messenians being enemies. Together they
steamed up the page and I devoured the tale, eager to see
how they could overcome all the obstacles in their path to
The one thing I was hoping for was more insight into the
godkin. The descriptions of the different types of vampires
and their unique traits made me eager to learn about them,
and I was sad to not learn much at all. I can only hope
that future books in the series develop the premise, for it
was a fascinating concept I am most eager to read more
about. That being said, Wicked Omen was
extremely entertaining and I hope to read more of Ms.