Death's Servant

Death's Servant - C.J. Ellisson Death's Servant (The V V Inn 0.1) by C.J. Ellisson

Jonathan Winchester has clashed with his alpha one too many times. After another argument he leaves the Manitoba pack, his only home since the werewolf attack that changed his life. He returns to his home state of Virginia to start a new life free of pack politics. Jon finds work and meets a young waitress, Raine, who appears to be a lone werewolf, too.
As their relationship progresses, Jon’s embroiled in more intrigue than he bargained for and a danger bigger than he can handle. He's running scared until his own alpha tendencies surface, making him unable to leave the pretty werewolf’s problems behind. The young man is desperate to save Raine—even if his efforts may lead him straight to death.
Journey along in this first prequel novel involving the favorite characters from the bestselling V V Inn series. Written at reader demand, this stand-alone story explains how the beloved Jonathan came to serve the deadly redheaded vampire, Dria.

My Review:
Where do you go when you've walked in half way through the journey and you want to know where it all started? At the beginning.
So this is it. The place where we learn Jon's story and how he became who he is later in the other installments. Its sort of that personal journey someone has to take to break away from the people and places that aren't so good for you anymore and you need to branch out to find out who you are and where you really belong.
We also get plenty of info that I felt was sort of open to interpretation in the other books as well as clarifying some of the more blurry relationship lines that sort of mixed up the relationships of the main characters for me so I'm happy about that. It confirms that whole sometimes starting with the first book in a series is the right way to go.
Death's Servant "Jon" has easily become one of my favorites in paranormal romance, I enjoyed his willingness to go places despite the unknown. I had to give props for personal strength (emotional and mental) to get through those moments of doubt and being able to get through them even when he needed to lean on others to get through them and not only that but his ability to cast his personal issues aside to help others. I liked that about him.
A great cast of first and secondary characters kept Death's Servant entertaining from beginning to end.

My Rating:
4 Stars

Reviewed By: Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews

Note: I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from the author