The Triumph of Death (Alex Van Helsing #3) by Jason Henderson
Details: Hardcover, 310 pages
Published: July 24th 2012 by HarperCollins Canada
Source: A Christmas present from my mom.
Buy it: Amazon.com
My Rating: 3 stars
Summary: Within months of discovering he’s next in a long line of vampire hunters, Alex Van Helsing has already defeated two powerful vampire leaders. Not bad for a fourteen-year-old.
But when a newly risen vampire queen threatens the fate of the world, Alex faces his deadliest challenge yet. Teaming up with a motorcycle-riding witch, Alex jets between Switzerland, the UK, and Spain in a frantic race to prevent the queen from unleashing a curse that will plunge the world into darkness.
With the clock ticking, Alex barely has time to breathe, let alone see his friends, and he’s beginning to wonder if being a vampire hunter is worth all its sacrifices. In this thrilling finale to the action-packed series described as “James Bond meets Dracula,” everything — Alex’s future and, ultimately, that of the world — hangs in the balance.
Review: This was a fun trilogy and I enjoyed all three books. However, I noticed as I read, that I liked each book less than the one that came before it. The first book, Vampire Rising, is my favorite and The Triumph of Death is my least favorite. It was still a great read, it was just missing something.
I think my biggest, and maybe only problem with this book is that we hardly see Alex’s friends. I really wish they would have been around more. I know Alex wants to keep them safe, but they know what’s going on and they’re smart. They could have helped him out. Maybe this is just me missing Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. I just think that if the friends are that smart and know what’s going on, than they should have a bigger part in what’s happening.
Overall this is a good trilogy and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you should. It’s not perfect, but I still enjoyed it. If you have read it, do you agree with me about his friends?