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Review by Anniek
Rises the Night is book two in the Gardella Vampire Hunters series. Victoria has been in mourning after her difficult decision she had to made in book one. During the day she doesn't leave her house but at night she roams the streets looking for vampires to kill. The fact that there haven't been any vampires in London for a long time gives Victoria no release of all the anger she has inside. When she almost kills a man who attacked a young woman she goes back into training so that she can relearn how to control her emotions.
The Silver Chalice which once belonged to Sebastian has been burned down. In the remains Victoria finds a token. After research it turns out this belongs to members of the Tutela. This is a secret society which exists of humans who are supporting the vampires. The ultimate thank you is to be made an immortal as well.
The vampires are once more gaining strength and the son of Lilith, Queen of the Vampires, has found a way to bring all humans down to their knees. He is ready to rule the world. Victoria goes to Rome to prevent this from happening. This time she will need all of her skills to battle the undead yet again. Victoria has to stay true to herself and everything that she believes in. When the people she loves and trusts the most betray her she must look beyond this betrayal to save mankind.
In Rises the Night Colleen Gleason takes the time to give you more information about the main characters. The reader learns more about their background and how they got where they are. I also love the fact that the language is really old fashioned. Like it was really written during that time.
I already fell in love with this series during book one and I am so glad that it didn't stop there. Victoria is a true heroine who fully loves and believes. She is amazing. Even with all the action, suspense and the horrors that Victoria has to face there is also love. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat with your mouth open due to all the twists and turns. I absolutely loved it from beginning to end.