Dark Skye (Immortals After Dark #15)
Published: August 5, 2014 (Gallery Books)
Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon
Review source: copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review
Reviewed by: Candace
Rating (out of 5): 5 stars
Okay Immortals After Dark fans, this is a full-on, grab-the-tissues alert.
Pre-Dark Skye, I had no idea what in the hell to expect out of a Vrekener. I mean, we get the gist of it. Thronos basically fireman carried Lanthe out of the island prison and in Immortals After Dark land, we know that means they are intended for each other. These guys have a serious hang up with the word MINE. When they find their intended females, these guys (almost literally in the case of Lachlan and Emma) bust hell wide open to get to their women. But what is a Vrekener, besides something that Lanthe wasn’t feeling all too hot about?
Thronos Talos may now be my favorite Alpha in the Immortal After Dark verse. Don’t worry Bowen, you still get me all tingly whenever I think of tying a lycan up to a tree. But Thronos is every single thing that defines the word. Dark, broody, charging, lust-filled…broken.
Lanthe floored me. I knew that I’d like her. Think back to Demon From the Dark (Carrow and Malkom’s story) and how Lanthe fought side by side with Carrow and Ruby. The Queen of Persuasion is so very different from Sabine, her sister. And, side note, Sabine ranks side by side with Doc Jane on my list of least-favorite heroines. Lanthe (and Sabine) are from the Deie Sorceri and Sorceri are mortal enemies of Vrekeners.
Trouble? You bet. A 500-year cluster-you-know-what of epic proportions. So what happened once Lanthe and Thronos got off the island?
Dark Skye is the kind of book that is the very hallmark of an incredibly gifted author. I’m Team Lycan all the way in Immortal After Dark land (Bowen MacReive, nuff said), but this book made me forget that MacReive left us with a cliffhanger. Oh, no. Lanthe and Thronos and their rediscovery of a long-lost love made me forget which brother was hot, which brother was hotter, and then it made me sad because it will be a year before we get another installment.
This is how you do it right and keep your readers wanting more. Because at the last word of Dark Skye, that is exactly what I wanted.
Sexual content: Graphic sex