Friday, September 21, 2018
BELLA FORREST - A SHADE OF KIEV
BELLA FORREST - A SHADE OF KIEV 1
My name is Kiev Novalic. I am a vampire, and a murderer.
Having betrayed the trust of my own kind and that of the enemies I sold myself to, I have three days left to live.
I stare at the girl in the cell opposite mine. Mona, she calls herself. A witch born without magic.
She might be my key to freedom, but I should know to stay away.
I should know: some scars are etched too deep to heal
BELLA FORREST - A SHADE OF KIEV 2
There is much about my past that I have never revealed to anyone.
Nobody knows that, before I lost myself, I was a physician's apprentice.
I have witnessed countless human illnesses.
But I have lived for centuries and never come across a vampire being sick with anything other than his own darkness.
I'm staring at my blood on the floor and a raging migraine is taking hold of me.
I'm not sure what to make of it.
BELLA FORREST - A SHADE OF KIEV 3
The greatly anticipated finale to Kiev's stand-alone trilogy!
After all that's happened, I thought I was past being surprised by Mona.
But standing here by the lake, I realize I've barely scratched the surface. Her soul is blacker than I could have imagined.
I thought I sought redemption.
But now, I wonder if this darkness is what attracted me to her all along...
Matteo's words ring in my ears: "Of creatures who inhabit the darkness, there are two types. Those who revel in it, and those who fight to escape it."
Which am I? Or which do I choose to be?