Eternal Reign | Review

Title: Eternal Reign 
Series: Age of Vampires #1
Author: Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 19 September 2023
Rating: ★★★★


The vampire prince has never claimed a human. Until now.

My whole life I’ve been nothing but a means to an end; livestock kept caged for the production of blood. I’ve stared through fences at the promise of freedom countless times, but the only way anyone escapes this hell is in the hands of a bloodsucker.

The annual testing is about to begin, and those who pass are never seen again. So fu*k that. My twin and I decided to risk it all. To run before the royals could claim us.

Turns out, that dream expired fast. Because when an original vampire decides to own you, there’s nowhere in this ruined world left to escape to.

I’m at his mercy now, trapped in his castle, destined to become his creature, and forced into a dangerous game of rivalry between the seductive vampire princes.

His beauty is a weapon I wasn’t prepared for, his cruelty a bane that strikes fear in the hearts of all, and his company a sin I’m going to spend my life repenting.

I need to get back to my sister, but she’s caught in a trap of her own, tangled up with the last slayer to walk this earth and following his path towards vengeance. She’s at his mercy too, the man with violence tattooed across his skin, death trailing his footsteps as he stalks his prey - who just so happen to be the royal vampires who hold me captive.

The gods are toying with us all, placing my twin and I on opposite sides of an ancient war. And in the end, I fear there won’t be any victors left standing.

So I’m going to play a game of my own, let my captor use me as his puppet until I find my moment to strike.

Let this hell-born ritual of lust, lies and blood begin.

**This is a dark, fantasy romance series by the authors of Zodiac Academy with all the enemies to lovers vibes – don’t go expecting a sweet vampire with sparkling skin and a tendency to watch you sleeping. These vampires are savage and bloodthirsty, and the slayer who hunts them will stab first and ask questions later. This war-torn fantasy world is a brutal bi*ch and only those 18+ have a chance at surviving the darkness lurking between these pages. There’s no well-meaning vampires snacking on Bambies instead of babies, and if they get their teeth into you, you’ll be damn lucky to escape with your life and panties intact. So grab hold of your slayer blade (wooden stakes have too many splinters) and get ready to defy the gods, because this is going to be one helluva ride***


This book was provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti!

Eternal Reign
is the first book in the Age of Vampires series and tells the story of the twin-sisters Callie and Montana. This book was previously published in 2019 and is now rewritten and revamped.

I remember really loving the Age of Vampire series when it came out a few years ago, so it's nice that Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti decided to rewrite and revamp the story to better suit their current writing style/vibe. The story itself is more or less the same, but the author duo added some more words, and made the story a bit darker and spicier, just how I like my books! 

Eternal Reign is about twin-sisters Callie and Montana, although they are twin-sisters, they don't look alike, they are each other's opposites. In looks as well as in personality. Beisdes their difference in looks and personality, both characters also follow a different path in the story. Callie ends up with a vampire slayer called Magnar, and Montana is taken by the vampires and more specifically prince Erik. Both sisters are trying to find each other again and they will do anything to be together again...

I really enjoyed reading Eternal Reign even though I was in a somewhat reading slump. It took me a while to finish, but I really liked reading the story again but with more content. I'm really excited for the next book to come out, Eternal Reign ended with a cliffhanger, no surprise there. And even though I already read the original Age of Vampire books, the cliffhangers still bother me so much, haha. I really look forward to reading the other books and continuing the revamped story of Callie and Magnar, and Montana and Erik!