History isn’t always what it seems.
With the battle of Egypt behind them, Alec and Cronin are enjoying the thrill of new love. Though fate doesn’t wait long before throwing them back into the world of weird.
They know Alec’s blood is special, though its true purpose still eludes them. And given Alec’s inability to be changed into a vampire, Cronin is free to drink from him at will. But the ramifications of drinking such powerful blood starts a ripple effect.
With the help of Jorge, a disturbing vampire-child with the gift of foresight, Alec and Cronin face a new kind of war. This time their investigations lead them to the borders of China and Mongolia—but it’s not what lies in the pits beneath that worries Alec.
It’s the creator behind it all.
In the underground depths of China, amidst a war with the Terracotta Army, they will find out just what the Key is, and what Alec means to the vampire world.
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Since I loved Cronin’s Key, I really wanted to read the sequel, Cronin’s Key II. I had to find out how Cronin and Alec fared. I was also very curious about Alec’s special blood.
In Cronin’s Key II, we get answers to a lot of questions, and the way NR Walker weaved ancient history in her story is awesome. Like in the first book, she gave history a new and interesting spin. I loved seeing Cronin and Alec’s relationship grow (especially the way they couldn’t be separated) as well as seeing other characters such as Jodis, Eiji, and Kole, Alec’s father again.
The new character of Jorge, a vampire child with the gift of foresight, was a nice touch too. Jorge seemed like a strange creature, speaking in riddles, but in the end he proved first impressions can be deceptive.
To get the most out of reading Cronin’s Key II you should read Cronin’s Key first. Cronin’s Key II was another fast-paced adventure that turned into a real page-turner, especially in the last third of the story. If you like a quick-moving story, with a deep bond between the main characters, a great cast of supporting characters, and a suspenseful story-line, this is a must read. Recommended!