From the creator of The Originals, the hit spin-off television show of The Vampire Diaries, come three never-before-released prequel stories featuring The Original vampire family.
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Author: Julie Plec
Series: The Originals, book 1/3
Release date: Tuesday, January 27
Price: $12.95 U.S. / $14.95 CAN.
Imprint: Harlequin HQN
Family is power. The Original vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together always and forever. But even when you're immortal, promises are hard to keep.
Arriving in New Orleans in 1722, Original vampire siblings Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson believe they've escaped their dangerous past. But the city is lawless, a haven for witches and werewolves unwilling to share territory. The siblings are at their mercy…especially after Klaus meets the beautiful and mysterious Vivianne. Her impending marriage is key to ending the war between the supernatural factions—and Klaus's attraction to her could destroy the uneasy alliance. As Elijah works toward securing a piece of the city for his family, and Rebekah fights her unexpected feelings for a French captain, will Klaus's volatile desires bring their world crashing down—and tear them apart for good?
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Fans of the show rejoice! I think you will end up loving this book. This is the story of how they got first established in New Orleans. This is how they became the premiere family in that area. It reads like an episode of the show and you get the full arc story without having to wait for the next episode. No cliffies here. None needed.
I did have a few problems with with the book but they were minor. I kept comparing the characters with the ones on the show. In some ways they were perfectly matched and in others, it just seemed a bit off. Not everyone will have this problem but I encountered it more than once. Mostly it was that I felt Klaus was too optimistic. Of course the events in the story were probably one of the reasons that created our self persecuted and cynical Klaus since the book is really a prequel.
I think fans of the show will welcome getting into the heads of the Original vampire family. That was probably my favorite part. We get a bigger glimpse into each of the original vampire's mind and heart. It also makes a great companion to a interesting show. I recommend it to fans and those that enjoy an interesting take on vampirism. I give this one 3 1/2 stars and I would welcome reading another episode set in this era. So many interesting adventures left to be had. :)
Julie Plec is the co-creator & executive producer of The Vampire Diaries & the creator of The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals. Plec got her start as a writer and producer on the ABC Family series Kyle XY. She also collaborated on the CW drama The Tomorrow People. Her screenplay adaptation The Tiger’s Curse is in development at Paramount, and she will produce the feature @emma with Darko Entertainment. Past feature production credits include Scream 2 and Scream 3.
15 prize packs including: A copy of The Originals: The Rise and a copy of The Originals season 1 on DVD.