Feature book: Dark Skye
Thronos and Lanthe met when they were children and even then Thronos knew Lanthe was his mate. From opposing clans, they somehow managed time alone and each vowed they cared. But the warring clans wreaked havoc on the fragile relationship and each was left with scars, both physical and emotional, and the sweetness of those early days was lost in the interminable battles that plagued their relationship for the next few hundred years.
For Thronos, the bitter irony is his constant need to know where Lanthe is, always, even as she constantly escapes him. But now they are caught in a diabolical situation and need to trust each other if they are to survive. It’s the final chance to see if there is something besides the violence that has plagued their meetings and maybe learn more about the sorceress who he cannot ignore.
Lanthe has done her best to avoid and try to forget the curse that is Thronos. He won’t leave her alone, but she won’t stay long enough to find the boy in the man who now is a constant threat to her survival. His scarred face and body are persistent reminders of the tragedy that rocked their worlds and wrenched them apart with no hope for anything but hatred between them and their clans. But suddenly they are thrown together, and instead of fighting each other, they must work together to survive all the threats that surround them. With no one but each other, they begin to realise just how much they have misunderstood each other and that there are plenty of other immortals who would rather these two did not find peace and love with each other.
I haven’t read an Immortal After Dark in years. The intrigue and multitude of clans and immortal groups left me confused and somewhat bedazzled, but having become a huge convert to Kresley’s writing since reading her new contemporary series The Gamemakers, I decided it was time to revisit this paranormal series. With my new appreciation, I have to say I was not to be disappointed. Even though I have skipped many of the earlier books in this series, it did not stop me from enjoying this one. There was enough background given for me to be able to appreciate who the other couples were, the history of all and the world building in general. Really loved it and will definitely be watching out now for anything Kresley Cole releases, whatever genre. Big fan. 🙂
Reviewed by Rosalie
A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.