With the local vampire coven decimated, Julia and Nicholas try to begin a somewhat normal life together. Bound by secrecy from a shape shifter determined to see Julia’s world-saving prediction come to fruition, Julia isn’t allowed to tell Nicholas the leader survived, ransacking her happiness with guilt. When Alora returns, bent on revenge, the reunion forces Nicholas and Julia to choose what they are willing to live and die for.
The Sapphire Talisman is the second book Bandos' Talisman Trilogy. I enjoyed this book almost as much as I did the first book, The Emerald Talisman. I say almost because Phil really started growing on me and I hoped that maybe Julia would explore a relationship with him, but it never really happened. That seemed to be somewhat disappointing, but of course the author wanted Julia to stay true to Nicholas, and I get that.
Nicholas is pretty much lost in this book, and Phil takes the lead with being Julia's strength. Phil is awesome in this book! It was definitely hard to put this book down and walk away. I just had to know what was happening with Nicholas, if a relationship was going to bloom between Phil and Julia, if Alora was going to get what she wanted, and many more questions.
The Sapphire Talisman was a great read and I look forward to reading the last book in this trilogy, The Onyx Talisman.
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