Feast of Fools

Warning:  If you have not read the first three books in Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires series, you may want to skip this post!

I must say that my latest journey into Morganville has been the most exciting.  Feast of Fools, the fourth book in Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires series, is filled with suspense, tension, horror, and all those other things that make in impossible to put a book down (or sleep in some cases).  This is definitely my favorite book in the series so far, simply because I really didn’t know what to expect next.  I actually had to put it down occasionally because I felt I wouldn’t like where things were going.  Invariably, when I started reading again, things were worse than I thought they would be.  I am invested in the characters in this series, and, even though I know there are more books to come and these people (and vampires) are fictional, I still want a happy ending.  Yeah…not so much of the happy ending here.

In Feast of Fools, Claire and every other resident of Morganville, both vampire and human, are dealing with an unexpected arrival–Amelie’s father, Bishop.  This guy makes the other vampires in Morganville seem like cuddly little kittens.  He’s bad, and he’s come to wreak havoc in Morganville.  But what does he really want?  It’s definitely not a loving father-daughter reunion with Amelie, Morganville’s founder.  Tensions are high, and they’re only going to get higher.

Claire is continuing her work with Myrnin, an ancient vampire and her mentor, on finding a cure for the disease that has infected Morganville’s vampire population.  They seem to be close to a breakthrough, but Claire is having difficulty trusting the calm surrounding Myrnin.  She knows he could lose it at any second, and her life would be over.  But the work must continue…seemingly at any cost.

As tensions mount, it becomes clear that Bishop is planning something big in Morganville, something that will rock the human and vampire populations to their cores.  It will all come to a head at a ball where vampires bring a tribute (human) to Bishop and swear fealty to him.  Can any human survive in a situation like this, where the guy in charge doesn’t play by the rules and sees humans as tasty snacks?  Will the vampires give in and swear allegiance to Bishop, or will they turn on him to save the way of life they’ve come to know?  Can Amelie retain any kind of control with her father in town?  What will become of Claire, her friends, and her family?  Read Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine to find out.

For more information on author Rachel Caine and The Morganville Vampires, visit http://www.rachelcaine.com/.

On to book five, Lord of Misrule!

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