Reviewed by Charity Rowell for Readers' Favorite
Born a vampire with nothing but vague memories of her past, Sera has lived for centuries feeling alone and disconnected from the world around her. The only constant is the moon that comforts her when she wonders if she is living her undead life to its fullest and Val, the young vampire who is the life of the party and drags Sera along whenever she can. During one of their excursions to a nightclub, Sera encounters Alexarchos, a vampire she feels an inexplicable connection with. When Alexarchos reveals who he is and offers her the key to unlocking her past, Sera discovers that her destiny is to vanquish the traitor-Queen and become the rightful Queen of the vampires.
The Serathari Prophecy by J.M. Ashcraft was unexpectedly mesmerizing and exciting to read. I honestly had a hard time putting it down. Sera's history and the prophecy were incredibly detailed, well-organized, and expressed gracefully. Even though this is not the first book I have read that has connected the origin of vampirism to the Druids, I still found Ashcraft's interpretation intriguing. There is definitely some fast-paced and bloody action in this novel; however, what really kept me reading during the periods between action scenes was the connection between Sera and Alexarchos. Ashcraft's ability to keep the romantic connection between Sera and Alexarchos steamy without being erotic is nothing short of pure genius! I was not disappointed with the conclusion, but I was disappointed that The Serathari Prophecy had to end. Forget Bella and Edward, the new vampire powerhouse couple is Sera and Alexarchos!