Can desire withstand immortality?
This is the theme explored by Alma Katsu in her engrossing novel "The Taker." Reminiscent of the earlier writings of Anne Rice, this novel plunges the reader into a dark world of beings cursed with the gift of immortality. This story spans centuries, but in the end it is the depth of characterization that keeps the reader riveted.
If you like your supernatural fiction with complex characters and dark subject matter then take "The Taker" and be prepared to be totally taken in.
Along this same vein, I highly recommend the rich prose of Anne Rice.
Gina, Thank you for reviewing The Taker! Sounds like it was your cup of tea!
best, Alma Katsu
Alma, if you are ever in the Denver area, please visit us at the Denver Public Library. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my review of your wonderful book.