Sunday, July 3, 2011
Cameo and the Highwayman by Dawn McCullough-White
Cameo, the hard drinking assassin, Black Opal the silver-tongued highwayman and Kyrian the innocent young acolyte journey to Shandow with a mission from Cameo's vampire master. Along the way Cameo is ambushed by the other vampire, who it seems, has been waiting for her. Black Opal is plunged into danger as his past is revealed, and he is forced to face his demons head-on. An old nemesis returns, and Cameo must make a choice that will cost her the last shred of humanity she has left. Book Two in the Cameo series.
Cameo, the Assassin was a great first book for the series. We met the main characters and where Cameo came from. Cameo and the Highwayman picks up where the first book left off. Cameo, Opal and Kyrian are journeying to Shandow to fulfil a mission given to Cameo by her vampire master, Haffef.
But not long after they arrive in Shandow, Cameo runs into Edel, another vampire who shares her Master. He convinces her to stay with him and he keeps her locked up in his home. Cameo uses her isolation to think about her life, her future and what she has become and any possibility of what she could become. She also thinks about love and a possible future with Opal.
Opal, a dandy with a keen sword skill, wants to have a future with Cameo, but he is afraid that if his past is revealed, she will want nothing more to do with him. Kyrian, a good hearted soul, plays a key part in this installment, but we still don't know where his story will lead. With twists and turns, a splash of romance, sacrifice and basic human need, Cameo and the Highwayman is a fine addition to the series. The author has penned a thrilling and gritty urban fantasy that is sure to enthrall fans.