Illumination: The Penton Vampire Legacy - Susannah Sandlin

Susannah Sandlin’s ILLUMINATION is an exciting conclusion to the Penton Legacy series. Human, Nik Dimitrou, moved to Penton because his psychic abilities were not triggered by vampires.  He is confronted by his past when his ex-girlfriend, Shay Underwood, is kidnapped by the tribunal and needs to be rescued. This contemporary PNR takes place in New Orleans and Penton, Alabama.  It is suitable for adult audiences. 


Susannah Sandlin continues to do an admirable job with her plot and character development.  Nik is an intriguing character.  He has psychic abilities that cultivate in the story.  His character faces many obstacles and transforms throughout the novel.  He has an interesting past with Shay that ties in well with the plot.  I like Shay.  She is noble and intelligent.  She looks at the war between Penton and the Vampire Tribunal in a new light.  I appreciated that the characters from the previous books also played a vital role in ILLUMINATION.


I started following this series in 2013.  I loved the concept of the plot.  Illumination was a satisfying conclusion to the Penton Legacy.  Susannah Sandlin did a nice job tying in characters and situations from the previous books into this story.  The entire series is skillfully-written and executed.  The characters are likeable and convincing.  I am sad to see the series end.  I would love to see it as a movie or television series.  I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.