Vampires have met their match with Victoria Gardella, but now the huntress faces an even greater evil as London is besieged by malevolent entities no mortal was ever meant to encounter Directly descended from the very first vampire hunter in the Gardella family, Victoria knows she must continue the lineage so humanity will have protectors against the undead While SebasVampires have met their match with Victoria Gardella, but now the huntress faces an even greater evil as London is besieged by malevolent entities no mortal was ever meant to encounter Directly descended from the very first vampire hunter in the Gardella family, Victoria knows she must continue the lineage so humanity will have protectors against the undead While Sebastian Vioget appears to both the perfect warrior and lover to ensure the Gardella Legacy, Victoria cannot forget Max Pesaro the former slayer still haunted by the vampire queen Lilith s obsession with him.But it is Lilith s obsession that may save all of humanity Demons, enemies of both mortals and the undead, have found their way to earth To defeat them, vampires and slayers must fight side by side But Lilith wants Max in return for her cooperation a small price for the world, but too high a price for Victoria.
As Shadows Fade Vampires have met their match with Victoria Gardella but now the huntress faces an even greater evil as London is besieged by malevolent entities no mortal was ever meant to encounter Directly descen
I actually really like this series, but things started to go downhill for me in book 4, and I didn t care for this volume much at all I almost don t even want to write anything about it, but I ll try to explain the issues I had.Warning major rant about the romance in spoiler I didn t realize I had so many feelings about this view spoiler I haven t shipped Max and Victoria since the first book I didn t know enough about him then to realize what an ass he was Back then, he was just mysterious But [...]
2 stars Because I fkn hate love triangles Especially where one party becomes so wronged that they are a shadow of their former selves How am I supposed to identify or root for a person who practically showed no remorse in destroying another The story may have been quite okay otherwise.
The most romantic of Colleen Gleason s Gardella Chronicles As Shadows Fade is the 5th and last, according to the author.The book begins just weeks after the fourth novel in the series, When Twilight Burns, and ties the entire set of novels together with an ending that made me sigh in satisfaction.Victoria, Illa Gardella and Vampire Slayer extraordinaire, has finally made her choice in the infamous Max Sebastian Victoria love triangle In addition, the action remains on point as we finally get to [...]
Roxanne of Night Owl Romance4.5 5 Hearts Reviewer Top Pick Night Owl Romance 2007 2009Online at nightowlromance nightoThe final book in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles, As Shadows Fade, opens with Victoria trying to figure out how to deal with her new relationship with Max At the end of When Twilight Burns Victoria and Max declared their feelings for each other in a passionate way Max admitted he loved Victoria, but couldn t be with her and left her there alone stricken and trying to decipher wh [...]
A fitting end to an exciting series As Victoria, Max, and Sebastian engage in their final battles, the tension is at an all time high Gleason s ability to switch between character perspectives with ease grants the reader an enlightening and thorough knowledge of everyone s emotions and motivations We feel their anguish and confusion, their passion and panic as they deal with human, demonic, and vampiric temptations.The end, though bittersweet in some ways, is also ultimately appropriate For thos [...]
Reviewed by Kati Dancy for Romance Novel TVPublisher Penguin5 stars out of 5Look, I m a fan of Colleen Gleason A big one frankly, with extremely good reason In the Gardella Vampire Chronicles she has created a singular heroine, Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth, who is both a lady of ton and, importantly, Illa Gardella, the leader of the Venators those who are chosen to battle the vampires who prey on humankind, generally without anyone being the wiser for it In the past four books, we ve watch [...]
This is book 5, also the final book, in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles I am sad to see this series come to an end, but I felt that it was wrapped up fairly successfully with most major questions answered However, I still had a few questions I think Ms Gleason did her best to answer But, there were a couple questions that were left a little too ambiguously for me For instance, what EXACTLY is Sebastian Vioget s roll as a Venator now that he s a vampire Ms Gleason eludes to the fact that Wayren w [...]
As Shadows Fade is the fifth book and also the conclusion to the Gardella Vampire Chronicles It has benn quite a while since I read the other four books of the series but the author did a great job at explaining everything that previously happened so I was up to date without looking anything up Our main character is Victoria, also known as Illa Gardella, and she s a vampire hunter In this last installment she finally wants to rid the world of the vampire queen Lilith with a little help of Max Pe [...]
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As Shadow s Fade is the final book in Colleen Gleason s outstanding Gardella Vampire Chronicles This Victorian Paranormal series has great action, suspense, drama and romance The hardest part for an author must be writing the final book in a series they have invested so much work and emotion into The same goes for the reader.This is a bittersweet review on my part because not only did I have absolute joy in reading about an amazing heroine in Victoria Gardella, Grantworth de Lacy, but had wonder [...]
This is the fifth and final book in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles It did a nice job of tying things up and resolving the main story I really enjoyed the characters, the action, and the plot involving the evil Lilith.This time it is not vampires who threaten Victoria Gardella, but demons In order to fight these demons the Venators must do the unthinkable and team up with Lilith Lilith is still obsessed with Max, and the Venators are forced to use her obsession with him to aid in the fight Victo [...]
Rating 4.0 starsSetting London in the Victorian AgeAs Shadows Fade is the last book in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles that has followed Victoria Gardella Grantworth De Lacy, Illa Gardella of the Venators, as well as Maximillan Pesaro, and Sebastian Vioget The story picks up two weeks after the conclusion of When Twilight Burns when Max finally admits his feelings for Victoria.We have followed Victoria over the course of this series, or for two years of her life We watch as she is told by her gr [...]
RabidReads A lovely ending to a wonderful series A heartbreaking ending to a favorite series A wonderfully written ending to a series I couldn t stop reading Another 5 stars for this exciting thriller of a read All true.A little background for those that do not know about this series Victoria is a venator, otherwise known as a vampire hunter killer What makes this read different from all other vampire slayer reads is first of all, it takes place in Regency era England, and secondly, the world bu [...]
Victoria Gardella, Vampire slayer or Illa Gardella venator as she is called, knows she has to make the hardest decision in her life For quite some time now, two men have been fighting for her heart and it s time to make her final decision between Max and Sebastian.But that is not all she is been worried about, Wayren is kidnapped by some demons and the only way to get her out of there is with the help of Lilith, Queen of the vampires Victoria knows the price will be high when she accepts the Que [...]
Series Review 04.20.2011paranormalromanceaddictspI was enthralled from the first page of The Rest Falls Away and was captivated until the end of As Shadows Fade I devoured all five Gardella novels with in a week The Gardella Vampire Chronicles is a historical paranormal romance with a heroine, Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy, struggling to balance her normal life with her not so normal I don t want to give any spoilers but she has a lot to deal with throughout the series along with a f [...]
I can t remember the times I felt like sinking in the book and killing Lilith myself I wish she d died in the first book Anyways, Victoria is all the determined to kill Lilith now About time I d say The Max Victoria Sebastian love triangle is finally heading in some direction and the right one that is I m beyond myself to finally see Max and Victoria as a couple, I think they re perfect for each other I knew that the first time Victoria tried staking Max They compliment each other so well and w [...]
My ratings system is as follows One star is GOOD The book is entertaining, easy to read and you don t want to stop reading because something about the book is compelling you not to Two stars is GREAT This time the story is not only entertaining, but highly creative, unique, easy to read and hard to put down Three stars is EXCELLENT Here the book has all aspects of one and two stars, but now the book is thought and emotionally provoking Four is AWESOME This is the read that is not only creative, [...]
Never thought I d say this about this series, but I m glad Victoria s story is ending This book had it s good points, but it was so over shadowed by the love triangle between Victoria, Max and Sebastian that it just became annoying Victoria became like a love sick, weak teenager instead of this tough, independent Venator like she had been portrayed Even Sebastians desperation and continued flirting was sickening to read Hopefully the series is saved now that the lead isn t Victoria cause it had [...]
4.5 starsThis was a great ending for the Gardella Vampires Series I was worried that with this being the final instalment in the series, I wouldn t be completely satisfied by how it ended But I am I heart Max and Sebastian both, but I would love a spin off series on Sebastian to see how his new life will be I can imagine it will be filled with lots of action and seduction.
Good ending to good solid series Liked the strength and reasonableness of the heroine, the struggle between the two, what Max had to go through to protect those he loved and the world in general, although they were both a little pigheaded about the situation the circumstnaces found them in Enjoyed.
The final book in the Gardella Vampire series did not disappoint My goodness I didn t see most of what transpired coming I love that Gleason keeps surprising me with the character plots Just when I think I ve figured it outm Plot twist I am sad there are no further books in this series I ve come to love each of the primary characters and don t want to say goodbye There is still a great deal of nerve wracking battles, questions of how in the world are they getting out of this fix, sweet love scen [...]
After FLYING through books 3 and 4 in the series, this one left much to be desired in the area of excitement for me Less adventure than the others, less suspense, less romance In fact I had already thoroughly decided that I was not going to read the spin off series due to the yawns through this last installment which I was very surprised by, I loved the previous ones , when the author introduces the setting of the next series at the very end of this one, and I can t help but be intrigued lol Hoo [...]
The final book in the series of five, this one did not disappoint Victoria was fully matured and lethal as our leader of the Venators vampire hunters , Sebastian and Max even heroic than usual as her henchmen My only disappointment was the outlook for one of the main charactersbut even that didn t detract from a great story It was a pleasure to watch Victoria as she grew to become a force against evil and a heroine to save humanity.
3 1 2 starsThis series was action packed and had some good romantic elements to it as well While the winner of our heroine s heart wasn t whom I would have liked, I left a lower rating for this book as I do not understand the long promise which was made I think when the series was wrapped up this promise should have been made clearer and Victoria seemed to accept it all and everything which was done too easily or without much gratitude.
Actual rating would be 3.5 stars Unfortunately I didn t think the ending was as good as the first books Many things were to predictable and clean cut for me Still I was entertained until the end and yeah maybe I will read the spin off.
Reviewed by Kati DancyPublisher Penguin5 stars out of 5Look, I m a fan of Colleen Gleason A big one frankly, with extremely good reason In the Gardella Vampire Chronicles she has created a singular heroine, Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth, who is both a lady of ton and, importantly, Illa Gardella, the leader of the Venators those who are chosen to battle the vampires who prey on humankind, generally without anyone being the wiser for it In the past four books, we ve watched Victoria make her [...]
E quando avremo finito, non ricorderai neanche il tuo nome No, dico, ma quanta forza, sensualit , brutalit e perversione emanano queste parole Ve lo dico io quanta TANTA Roba da farmi alzare ed attaccarmi alla bottiglia dell acqua per 1 minuto, avevo bisogno di un breack Questo libro un concentrato di eleganza, sussualit , forza e testardaggine E incredibile, in genere detesto i finali delle saghe, mi lasciano sempre l amaro in bocca in un modo o in un altro In questo caso, a parte per un paio d [...]
POSSIBLE SPOILER WARNING If you haven t read the other books in the series stop reading this and get readin book 1, The Rest Falls Away As Shadows Fade takes place two weeks after When Twilight Burns left off Two years have now passed since Victoria was informed by her great aunt, Eustacia, that she was the next in their long family line of Venators, vampire hunters So much has changed since then and now she has a problem that has nothing to do with vampires Two weeks ago, in a fit of angry ramb [...]
First of all, this series is worth reading for the chapter titles alone, such as In which we observe Venators in their natural habitat Don t ask me why, but I about started to cry due to laughter at this title.Secondly, Gleason uses such wonderful imagery throughout this entire series You can picture practically every aspect of every scene While many authors achieve this through a wordiness that can sometimes be extremely tedious, Gleason does it in such a way that is precise and quick, yet effe [...]
E siamo alla fine Si chiude la serie di Victoria Sono molto soddisfatta, sia del romanzo, ma soprattutto della serie in generale E stata della giusta lunghezza, con le giuste dosi di tutto e soprattutto finita come volevo io che era, poi, la cosa pi importante Il quinto romanzo ha uno scopo unico, e cio quello di chiudere le fila del quarto romanzo Nel quarto succede praticamente di tutto e nel quinto Victoria, Max e Sebastian prendono le loro strade Ovviamente sapevamo che Vic e Max erano avvia [...]