by Georgia Evans
Review by Mel Jacob
Kensington Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780758234834
Date: 01 August 2009 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Official Info /
Bloody Right by Georgia Evans continues the story of the arrogant Nazi vampire saboteurs begun in Bloody Good and features the same group of Others, people with special abilities. In Bloody Right, set during World War II in the village of Brytewood, she focuses on Mary LaPrioux, schoolteacher and Water Sprite, and Gryffth Pendragon, a war hero who lost a leg in Norway. Gryffth remains self-conscious about his missing limb and tells his father, Sergeant Howell Pendragon, he doesn't want to attend the party the villagers have organized in honor of his return. His father insists.
There, Mary asks him to dance a waltz. He tries to refuse, but she won't let him. They manage well enough, and Gryffth looks forward to more. However, Mary reacts in anger after a woman compliments her on taking pity on the poor man, and, she flees the dance and goes home. Gryffth watches for her and suffers disappointment when he fails to find her. He liked her and hoped for more.
Monday he waits for her after school and walks her home. She asks him to tea saying she wants to know him better. He attracts her, but because of his missing limb he hesitates.
The remaining Nazi spies, the vampires Schmidt and Weiss, plot to disrupt Britain by assassinating Churchill when he visits Sir James Gregory of Wharton Lacey, a manor near Brytewood. Schmidt takes a job as a gardener there.
Meanwhile in Germany, the Fairy Bela escapes and rescues her twin sister Gela. The Nazis had used Bela to track the vampires' activities. Each time one vampire dies, she gains a burst of energy that eventually allows her to overcome the iron imprisoning her. Once free and with her sister, she seeks the help of partisans. Unfortunately, when Gela soon dies, Bela vows vengeance on the Germans. The partisans ask her to help them with two escaped POWs, an Englishman and a Frenchman because Bela knows both languages.
While the partisans and Bela meet the POWs, the Germans find and destroy the partisan hideout, killing one woman and taking another prisoner. Fearing discovery, the ones with Bela ask her to take the Englishman to the next contact. She discovers Simon has Other blood: his grandmother and mother were Devon Pixies. He came from Brytewood and his endurance helps their progress.
Alice Doyle, the Brytewood doctor and Devon Pixie, see Schmidt and seek him only to find his landlady and son are dead and he has gone. She reports the encounter to the Others and they mount a watch in the village for him.
Despite Gryffth's attraction to Mary, he worries about his injury and she fears how he will respond to learning her true nature. They fail to realize they are both Other, but his father knows and encourages Gryffth.
The novel contains plenty of excitement as the Others struggle to find and foil the vampires. Like other Kensington novels, it also features hot sex between Mary and Gryffth. With Bela and Simon's fates unresolved at the novel's end, Evans has room for another volume or two.