The Warlord Nikolai Wroth, a ruthless vampire general, will stop at nothing to find his Bride, the one woman who can "blood" him, making his heart beat and filling him with strength. Read more...
The Warlord Nikolai Wroth, a ruthless vampire general, will stop at nothing to find his Bride, the one woman who can "blood" him, making his heart beat and filling him with strength. Coldly interested only in the power his mate will bring, he can hardly believe when Myst the Coveted, his army's new immortal captive, awakens him body--and soul. The Seductress Famed throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, Myst has devoted her life to protecting a magical jewel and to fighting the vampires. Wroth provides her with the perfect opportunity to torment her sworn enemy--for with his new heartbeat comes a consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her. Denying him, she escapes, struggling to forget his searing, possessive kiss. The Hunt is on... She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen her enchanted jewel, giving him absolute power over her. Now that she's his for the taking, he intends to make her experience first-hand the agonizing, unending lust she subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Nikolai realizes he wants far more than vengeance from Myst and frees her, will she come back to him?
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-10-31
- Reviewer: Staff
Myst is a Valkyrie whose hatred of men is equal only to her hatred of her people’s ancient enemy, vampires. Nikolai is a centuries-old, battle-scarred warlord vampire. Fate compels them to mate, making both Myst and Nikolai victims of an involuntary relationship replete with possessive imprisonment, coerced obedience, and rough forced sex—all disguised as a recipe for happily ever after. Narrators Hagan Verret and Simone Fomhar turn in fine performances in this audio version of the first installment in Cole’s Immortals after Dark series. Fomhar’s pleasant, confident voice is perfect for portraying a strong female lead, and versatile enough to create voices for both male and female characters. Verret has a marvelously powerful voice that sounds as mighty as a warlord should sound. The narrators’ professional efforts, however, cannot redeem this book, which makes use of every negative cliché attributed to romance novels and tarnishes the genre unfairly. (Aug.)