|Sonia Agostino is an academic in folklore and anthropology but her real role in life is being a Keepers. The Keepers is a centuries-old organization created to aid paranormal creatures adapt and live in the current world. Damek is a very old vampire who just wants to be left alone. He's past the newly changed vampire who attacks and kills in his blood lust. He understands vampire hunters going after some of the violent vamps but he is in a whole other category. When Sonia tries repeatedly to see him, he knows she will change his quiet, secure life, if only because of the vampire hunters close on her heels.
Damek's Redemption is book six in the Legacy series by N.J. Walters. Personally, I thought Damek was a cool, large-and-in-charge character who needed no redemption at all. I mean, mysterious, deliciously sexy vampires usually don't need to change their personality. Sonia is persistent and determine to help the first vampire she's ever met. She's a little arrogant in thinking she knows best but that comes from her Keepers training. Damek is a realist. He knew the pain of loving someone mortal who would grow old and die. He is content with his life and doesn't want to complicate it or be forced to move on from the current phase of his life. When the vampire hunters follow Sonia, hoping she will lead them to a vampire, he has no choice but to step in. He may be reclusive, determined to protect himself at all costs, but he still has a conscience and proves he's a paranormal worthy being helped by the Keepers.
I liked the author's justification of the variation and growth of his powers because he's older and how it helps him, and ultimately, Sonia. I also like the idea that paranormals can't do it all by themselves. That was something different from most books in this genre. The book was well written and fast paced. I thought the ending went on a lot longer than necessary, but overall, it was very good. Enjoy.
Reviewer: Kathy F.