Title: The Progeny (Descendants of the House of Bathory #1)
Author: Tosca Lee
Publisher: Howard Books
Format: Hardback Library Book (also available in eBook and paperback)
About the book:
New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee brings a modern twist to an ancient mystery surrounding the most notorious female serial killer of all time.
Emily Jacobs is the descendant of a serial killer. Now, she’s become the hunted.
She’s on a quest that will take her to the secret underground of Europe and the inner circles of three ancient orders—one determined to kill her, one devoted to keeping her alive, and one she must ultimately save.
Filled with adrenaline, romance, and reversals, The Progeny is the present-day saga of a 400-year-old war between the uncanny descendants of “Blood Countess” Elizabeth Bathory, the most prolific female serial killer of all time, and a secret society dedicated to erasing every one of her descendants. A story about the search for self filled with centuries-old intrigues against the backdrop of atrocity and hope.
This thriller caused an extreme adrenaline rush!
The characters are incredibly well developed. There is an amazing variety among them and some of them have very unusual quirks.
The plot is very intricately woven. I was definitely kept guessing as to where the danger was coming from. Another huge question was what would put an end to the danger. Audra was easy to connect with and from the beginning I was rooting for her to figure things out. I really wanted her to reach a safe place and had no idea where that might be.
One thing that I do want my readers to be aware of. There are references to Audra and Luka sharing a bed at times. There are no descriptions of intimate behavior beyond sharing a bed though.
I have wanted to read something by Tosca Lee for a very long time. I don’t know if this was a good place to start or not. At least it is the first book in a series. I do know that after reading this book I will be reading more by this wonderful author. I have decided to give this incredible book a rating of 5 stars. I am definitely recommending it.