I'm quite smitten with the man on the cover. Isn't he dreamy?
This is one sad vampire.
Let me begin this review by explaining that I received this novella for review without reading the companion novel, Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress first. Therefore I had to keep an open mind while reading. The story skips around a lot between points of view, and I know that if I had read the first book it would have filled in the missing pieces nicely.
Plenty of information about the origin of Aaryn and his lovely Krystine are presented for the reader in this novella. We see where their relationship sprang from, and how they came to be so in love. Also, we are shown how much it hurts Aaryn to be with Krystine because of his one fatal flaw; his need to feed. For the short amount of time that I was able to meet this characters, I did enjoy them! Aaryn is quite dreamy. Quite. It actually peaked my interest to read the companion novel that goes along with it.
Long story short, it was a little difficult for me to fairly review this novella, simply because I was missing so much of the original information. I can promise that if you've read Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress you'll find a lot to love! Once again Schulze shows her ability to write amazing characters, as well as her vivid world building skills. I was drawn in despite my initial confusion.
Title: Tears of a Vampire Prince: the First Krystine
Author: Christine Schulze
Publisher: Old Line Publishing
Pages: Manuscript copy; 49
Source: Received from author for review.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.