Revenant is a slow burn supernatural horror with plenty of gore and Romanian lore. The writing bounces back and forth between the Itinera team in the present and Solovastru in the 1400's. I enjoyed that this story took place around Bran castle where Dracula lore arose, but was not surrounding Dracula himself, but a different legend from the remote areas of Romania. The characters created an interesting group with sisters, Renee and Lou, Renee's boyfriend, and a guide. Renee and Lou's dependent relationship created tension before any horror was even introduced. I enjoyed the chapters written from the historic point of view and wanted to know more about the Makers, their origin and powers and how Madame Solvestru came to know her Maker, Xenia and the artifact was created. As the danger to Lou becomes more evident, the suspense builds and ancient forces and present day collide.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.