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Publisher's Summary

I am called Chapel . . .
For nearly six centuries I have roamed the night, a mortal man no longer. Would that I could undo the past -- when I entered the sanctuary of the Knights Templar to wrest from them the Holy Grail, only to discover the chalice I raised to my lips was not the sacred relic but a hellish cup of damnation. Now I shun the day and all things human, driven by an ungodly thirst. And yet...
Never have I known a maiden the like of Prudence Ryland, whose beauty and spirit awaken a heart I feared long cold and dead. But her young life is slipping away, and she also seeks the deliverance of the Grail -- unaware that the cost of her search could be her soul. I must help Prudence, for in six hundred years, no other woman has stirred my passions so. But dare I tender to my beloved that which she most desires -- the sensuous "gift" of forever that is both rapture and a curse: my immortal kiss?
©2006 Kathryn Smith (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By CAROLYN on 03-12-12


I just couldn't stop listening to this book, it held my attention throughout. It's basically another 'twist' on the vampire genre (they are the 'originals' ) but with a nice romantic plot .

I hope Kathryn Smith has taken her phone off the hook, cancelled her weekends and doesn't intend to take any holidays because I want MORE MORE MORE of the Knights Templar stories please please please!

If you like vampire romance then hit the Add to Cart button now - you won't be disappointed.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Maria on 07-08-12

The original Vampires

A believable concept on how vampires came to be. Thoroughly realistic. There were some wonderful moments in the book, however there were parts that dragged on. I didn't need to know every lil detail of her clothing, maybe description of one outstanding outfit, but not needed for other daily wear. Also I would have liked there to have been more detail of how the inside of the tomb/cellar looked. This was very vague, except to say the cup wasn't there. Did they thoroughly search it? Or just gave up because someone else beat them there and they believed they had it. (This wasn't cleared up for a certainty) This story deals mostly with the illness and impending death of Prudence. All of the soul searching and what ifs became truly boring.
The narrator had a pleasing voice, however she just read the story. It wasn't a performance.
She didn't have a wide range of voices. Everyone sounded basically the same. Some deviation, not very much.

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