The Agreement (Shadow Tales – 3) by James Drummond
When a colleague goes missing during a mission, Toby and Jack head to the Scottish Highlands to track her down. They have a general idea of where to look, but no idea of the danger that awaits them. Jack’s lifelong nemesis is expecting their visit, and the over three-hundred-year-old vampire has a surprise waiting.
The search-and-rescue job soon turns onto a fight for survival, and Toby’s recently inherited warlock powers come in especially useful as the hunters become the hunted. Barely able to save themselves, Toby and Jack are at a complete loss for how to help the small Scottish town of Loubcroy when they come to truly appreciate the horrific agreement the wicked vampire has forged with its residents.
The hunters call on familiar friends who quickly come to their aid as they face their most formidable threat yet. It turns out being a battle that leaves Toby, Jack, Rachel, and Natalie both physically and psychologically wounded.
Toby is back and ready to fight vampires. Together with Jack, Rachel and Natalie they head to the Loubcroy, Scotland. It seems that vampire Alister McKeen rules the village with an iron fist. Toby is worried about Rachel and Jack is searching for a missing hunter and his girlfriend Angelina. Jack has another reason to hate Alister, he is the vampire that killed Jack’s parents. This is going to be a taxing mission for everyone, if they make it out alive.
I love this series. There is a great story, wonderful characters, and evil bad guys. Toby is so concerned about Rachel that he is almost distracted. Jack is clearly focusing on both finding Angelina and getting revenge on Alister. And Natalie, the poor girl is learning about how her magic works, especially with the effect her emotions have on the magic.
This is a great series and one that I recommend any age reading. It’s spooky and one you don’t want to read late on a weekday, you won’t be getting any sleep.
I received The Agreement for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.