Title: The Sacrifice
Author: Rebecca York
In: The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance (Trisha Telep)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Medieval fantasy, Paranormal romance, Vampires
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: Then she felt him go rigid, felt him suck more strongly as his body jerked and went stiff.
Morgan has always been nothing but a disappointment to her father. Yet, she’ll still sacrifice everything to save her people, and maybe find a little of love for herself in the process.
I’m getting towards the end of a very big collection of vampire romance stories. And once you’ve read a heap of stories with the same themes it can become a little… repetitive. However, The Sacrifice had a completely different feel to it. And it was honestly enough to make me feel refreshed towards the entire anthology.
The trope of a virgin sacrifice to appease the evil dragon on the mountain was completely turned on its head in this short story. Alright, the sacrifice was still a virgin, but she had an actual brain on her shoulders and willingly sacrificed herself. The dragon was a vampire and the kingdom she was sacrificing herself for was kind of run by a douche. It just completely turned everything that I was expecting on its head. In the best way possible.
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