Title: Escaping Mortality (The Escape Trilogy Book 3)
Author: Sara Dobie Bauer
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: January 28th, 2019
Genre(s): Romance, Vampires
Page Count: 127
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Their ocean journey was successful, and Andrew and Edmund found an Elder just in time. As they wished, Edmund is now a vampire like Andrew. They have eternity together, but first, they must visit Edmund’s ailing mother in the English countryside with their flock of immortals, including the Elder, who has taken an ominous liking to his new creation.
When they arrive at Edmund’s family estate, his sick mother and her loathsome best friend await them. While ducking religious curses, Edmund struggles to harness an unexpected power gifted him by the Elder. Andrew fears for his beloved as Edmund becomes more and more monstrous—but vampires have always been monsters, haven’t they?
A battle is coming, for Edmund’s heart and his soul, and Andrew will lose neither. He escaped island exile and a near tragedy at sea to be with Edmund, the beautiful young sailor he loves. Andrew will do anything to keep Edmund by his side, but his most dangerous adversary may be Edmund himself.
So so good. Sara Dobie Bauer has finished this series strong and as much as I hate to see it end, it was totally worth it.
This final book starts where the second book ended, with Edmund finding his elder and being half dead in the ocean. Nothing goes according to plan when Andrew is told he can’t be the one to kill Edmund. Somehow, the elder has revived Edmund into immortality with a special ability, but it’s one that is reliant on being in contact with him.
As they journey to London to get in touch with Edmund’s dying mother, more of his abilities are revealed, as well as the insidious plan the elder has for Edmund.
I have fallen in love with Andrew and Edmund during this series. The books are written in such a way that describes every moment and every action so well without being overly wordy. I love Sara Dobie Bauer’s writing style and how she pulls me in so willingly to the characters. And Andrew and Edmund’s love affair is so deep and real that I feel part of it.
“He’s no longer only my miracle but the world’s, as well. Then there’s me. I find contentment in simply loving him.”
I have often thought of Andrew and Edmund and their past lives being so vastly different than the life they’ve made together and I feel spoiled to have had the opportunity to get to know them so well. I’ll miss reading of their adventures, but with an HEA epilogue I can’t really complain.
Do yourself a favor and read this series. It’s vampire love at its finest.