Book Reviews

Our Sacred Balance (Triquetra Trilogy 3) by Marguerite Labbe at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Vampires / Magic / Erotic Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 20-April-2017

Book Blurb

Lovers Kristair and Jacob believe they're done with the supernatural and on the road to a new life. But the supernatural isn't done with them. A stalker is targeting vampires, tearing them from their sanctuaries and leaving them to burn in the sun, and when the vampires of Pittsburgh call upon the ancient Kristair, he cannot refuse them aid despite Jacob's objections.

While their quest becomes more dangerous, tempers flare when Jacob tries to make Kristair understand the limitations of being human again. As they struggle to reach a balance between them, the other vampires become restless, eager to find the person responsible for the deaths of their own so they can vent their rage.

But the enemy is closer than they ever imagined and carries a personal grudge against them. Their mental link gone and spiritual strength halved, Jacob and Kristair must conquer Kristair's newfound helplessness and learn to communicate with each other before their enemy destroys everything they've fought so hard to win.

Book Review

Jacob and Kristair have already been through hell and back, but even though they are finally together, thanks to some clever maneuvering by Kristair, they still can’t seem to get the peaceful life they desire. For one thing, actually living together is harder than they had expected. And for another, the supernatural forces they wanted to leave behind are not letting them go. There are new dangers and more serious threats around every corner, and I was holding on to the edge of my seat more than once. ‘Our Sacred Balance’ is a truly worthy finale to an epic series in more ways than one, and I can only recommend you read it yourself. I’m not sure my reviews can truly do it justice.

Kristair, now human again after centuries of being a vampire, needs time to get used to his new/old state of being. Going out in sunlight scares him, getting used to sleeping and dreaming is tough, and trying to go through life without his mystical link/bond to Jacob isn’t easy either. Add the fact that vamps are getting killed all over the place and that Kristair still owes a few favors and there is no way he can stay out of it.

Jacob is happy to have Kristair back, but he is also worried that his lover overestimates his abilities and will run into trouble heedless of the fact that he is no longer as powerful as he used to be. Jacob is also worried about not being able to feel Kristair any longer, and deeper communication – without the bond - is turning out to be much more difficult than he expected. Balance is what he wants – as does Kristair – but it seems almost impossible to get there.

This final book in the trilogy does an excellent job at bringing together all the story threads previously set up, increasing the suspense to almost unbearable levels, and tying up all the loose ends. The final mystery is breathtaking, the intrigue something to write home about, and Jacob and Kristair are certainly kept on their toes trying to stay alive! They have both changed and grown a lot since the first book, and while I enjoyed the story with all its twists and turns, I have to say that their development individually and as a couple, was my favorite part.

If you like supernatural mysteries of the scary kind, if vampire politics, ascended beings, and evil plots are what you’re looking for, and if you want a read that is suspenseful, cleverly written, entertaining, very romantic and occasionally scorching, then you will probably like this novel as much as I do. It’s a worthy final volume in a fantastic trilogy that I won’t forget anytime soon.





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 300 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 03-January-2010
Price $6.99 ebook, $17.99 paperback, $17.99 bundle
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