Blood Judgment by Nickie Asher
How does a vampire fight a government determined to exterminate his race? Any bloody way he can.
Fledgling Julian Wilkes is thrust into a nightmare world where Seattle’s vampire population are brutally victimized by humans.
After the devastating loss of his career as a symphony musician, Julian has little left to believe in until he meets Saranna, a female vampire who steals his breath and his heart.
But after witnessing the horrifying murder of three young vampires, Julian understands that only the underground Resistance can save his persecuted race from total government annihilation and he wants to join the fray—if only he can prove himself a warrior.
There are lots of stories out there that pit vampire against hunter. It is always a race for humanity and usually we, the reader although we love our strong beautiful alpha vampire, know that for the good of humanity the evil vampire must be destroyed. Blood Judgment makes you question all that and more. Set in an era where vampires are lower than the lowest, cast out to the very dregs of society and made to be branded and hunted by the government to either be held captive or tested with the latest vampire killing virus, this book makes you root for the vampires and despise the government.
Julian was an incredibly successful violinist with a bright future ahead of him until one fateful night he found out that all he knew of himself and his past was a lie. Forced to face his half breed status he is thrown from the high life he knew into a fight for his life! In his fight to merely survive he is befriended by the very demons he once scoffed and scorned. He becomes and integral part in the fight for what is right and to save the vampires. Saranna is the one shining light in otherwise dim existence and makes all that he must endure worth the pain.
Ms Asher paints an incredibly thrilling world packed with action, adventure, the fight to survive and in the midst of it all a love that survives more life and death situations than Bruce Willis in a Die Hard movie! Her characters are real and believable. She can write a love scene as well as a fight scene and take you from panting with desire to white knuckling your chair hoping they all make it out alive. Blood Judgment is a great read!
Review by Julia for ILVN