Lucifer Rising, the third novel of the Gothic Memoirs series, reopens the epic tale with startling revelations about the past that leave Nadija staggering. Some of the long-suppressed secrets leave her disappointed and resentful of those she once thought were loyal to her and her throne.
Though disappointed, Nadija continues to secretly plot to rearrange council and assist the Vlkolak in their rise to power. In a series of strategic and surprising political moves, Nadjia begins to unravel the secrets that could potentially keep the Vlkolak king from taking back his throne… (Goodreads)
If you thought Book 2 was mind blowing, baby, you ain't seen nothing yet!
In Book 3 of the Gothic Memoirs series, Nadija finds herself not only trying to figure out who brutally murdered two beloved Guardians, but also trying to right the wrongs done to the Vlkolak bringing them back to council and presenting them with a new king. She also must find out whose plotting to take her life, seeing as how this person may have figured exactly how to do just that. Nadija also finds herself face to face with the ghastly countess whose depravity has come out of hand. Though she does learn more about how this cruel, pastel-colored monster came to be, she cannot allow her to continue on the way she is. After all, no matter how a person may have been wronged, after countless centuries, one must account for his/her own actions at some point, even if they do have the brain of a teenager. She must also deal with Andrei before leaving France behind. And before he gets his just desserts, he humanizes himself, giving a full glimpse into the past that made him come to be the monster he is today. As if that isn't enough to deal with, wedding bells are also beginning to chime in the air.
Nadija and Alexei are also getting ready for their big day- which also means the merging of their two families. And just how well will that go over? How will Olga react when she sees her granddaughter whom she hasn't seen in decades or the great-granddaughter who knows nothing of her true heritage, whom she was never allowed to lay eyes upon? Will Amalya run lovingly to her Grandmother, yeah, probably not? Olga's sister, Lilly, has also come to town, though she comes baring a message for Nadija that just may change the tides forever. Expect sparks to fly during that fantastic family reunion! And speaking of family, turns out the countess may just be a closer 'relation' than Nadija ever would have liked.
Many secrets and plots are revealed in Lucifer Rising. Is Cyril just an ordinary vampire, or is he actually one of the Fallen? Why is it that Alexei and Nadija truly fell so deep, so fast, for one another? Is Nadija just one of Lillith's descendants, or is she much, much more? Readers will also learn more of the Vlkolak, where they truly originated. Are they indeed a curse, or were they a gift, an army, sent from God, to fight in the inevitable war?
This book cannot be read as a stand-alone, but this is truly a series that is worth the read. Armusik knows how to keep readers entertained, use their brain, and anticipate what is to come next.