“Christian and Gideon are best friends, but Christian has a secret. He shares his secret with Gideon, he has a friend that is going to make him strong. He tells Gideon to meet him at the pear tree and that is where Gideon witnesses the brutal attack and sees his best friend turned him into a vampyr. Gideon’s family, in an attempt to protect him, send him away to his Avo (grandmother’s) to keep him safe.
Four years later, the monsters have found him at Avo’s. This is when he discovers that not only does his grandmother know about vampyr but that some of his family members are immune to the vampire virus and actually hunt and destroy them. He learns that his grandfather was killed by a vampire and left journals on how to hunt them.
His family decides he’s been away to long and that he should return home. He now is no safer in Portugal than England. His father provides passage on a ship to England for his return. On this ship he meets Zola. Zola is an intriguing girl that immediately captures Gideon’s attention. But Gideon soon discovers that Zola’s guardian may just be the vampyr responsible for Christian’s attack and now he and Zola are being hosted by Christian’s family in a neighboring estate.
Gideon also discovers that Christian is still around and now fighting his vampyr nature. Who is attacking Christian’s friends and family and how can he keep them safe?
Fabulous story telling by E. G. Gaddess. She brings a new twist to the “vampyr” story and gives us some evil and maybe not so evil vampires. Dhampry Heritage is an enjoyable read of friendship, family and growing up.
This copy of Dhampyr Heritage was given to me by Goodreads First Reads and E.G. Gaddess in exchange for an honest review.”