Countess Katerina Vaduva roams Eastern Europe as a vampire for nearly six hundred years experiencing the horrors of mortal man - wars, plagues, genocide and torture. For centuries, she seeks shelter and security in the castles of counts and sultans.
When her husband the Count of Slovakia passes, she pursues a new life with a colonel in the Prussian military. While her husband quests victory at battle, Katerina desires a Naturalist scientists who seduces her with knowledge and a greater understanding of herself, for this she will risk everything for the one thing she never had - immortal love and the pursuit of progress.
This is an ok book. Katerina is a vampire. She has been for the past 600 years and has seen much in her life. She has seen humans evolve and witnessed quite a lot of history. Not to mention husbands, lovers and travel. With her last husband dead, she moves on to a Prussin colonel who is more interested in war than anything. She also meets a scientists who is interested in more than just her body.
Katerina is a good character. Well developed and I liked how self-assured she is. It didn't mater if she was alone in the woods or in a crowd, she was in control. The history woven through the book was intriguing. Mixing the paranormal (vampires) with science made me curious and I enjoyed how the author developed that part of the plot. There is history, science, romance, love, war, jealousy, and much more in this book.
It is a 3/5 for me. I liked the different take on vampires here.
Thank you to the publisher/author for the review copy of this book (via PUYB). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.