Meridian Six remembers the days before the Troika enslaved humans. She also remembers her mother, a freedom fighter murdered in the final battle between humans and vampires. But it is her mother's final words that have haunted her:
Red means life.
In the years since her mother's death, she has been used as both a propaganda tool and a blood slave by the Troika. She's withstood their indignities because the alternative meant bleeding out in a blood camp. But their abuses finally go too far, and she decides to run towards freedom and her mother's red light.
On the other side, she finds the Sisters of Crimson. They help her just as her mother promised, but they also hand her to the human rebels. The vampires used her famous name to keep human slaves biddable, but now the humans want to use it inspire a revolution.
When the world is at war, freedom is a luxury paid for with blood.
My Thoughts :
I am a huge fan of the Sabina Kane series and when I saw this novella on Amazon I had to snap it up. I was eager to see what else this author had to offer. Despite being a short story and not being set in the Sabine Kane world, it had the same feel to it. The writing style was a little more serious, to fit the story, but it was still well written and exciting.
I won't say that this was a favourite read of mine. It was good, made me think and had some nice surprising elements to it but it wasn't something I could have read a full length novel about. It was extremely dark and very serious. I saw no room for humour and I felt it would need something to take the edge off if this was made into a longer story.
A brilliant writer and a nice little novella to keep me happy until her next work arrives at the beginning of next year. Jaye Wells fans should keep an eye on Amazon! She has some good looking new stuff coming out and I am going to be putting in a pre-order for her new series!