Monday, February 21, 2011

Dreams of a Dark Warrior Review

Book Synopsis:

He vowed he'd come for her. . . Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives—only an endless yearning.

She awaits his return. . .When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals, unaware that he belongs to their world.

To sate a desire more powerful than death. . .Yet every reincarnation comes with a price, for Aidan is doomed to die when he remembers his past. To save herself from Declan's torments, will Regin rekindle memories of the passion they once shared—even if it means once again losing the only man she could ever love?

My Take: I've anticipated this book since "Pleasure of a Dark Prince". Regin's behavior, especially her texts to Lucia, cracked me up to the point I could not wait for her story. Now Regin is nothing compaired to Nix but she is a close second in the favorite department due to her "way".

Dreams of a Dark Warrior takes place relatively at the same time as Demon From the Dark. I was curious on how Cole was going to redeem Declan since all in all he was an ass in Demon From the Dark.

I was quite content with how the story unfolded. Lothaire is a big mystery still, and I was happy to get my Nix fix. That Valkyrie gets me. In a way I really do want Nix and Lothaire to be a couple. The two balances each other nicely.

Plus, Dreams of a Dark Warrior has to be the longest book I've read in some time (and has to be the longest of the Immortal books by my estimation) but do NOT let that daunt you. I would highly recommend this book!

Two Druid Thumbs (and two bear claws) up!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews Review

Once and awhile a book compels me to write up a review. Now mind you I feel self-conscious writing them, afraid of giving too much away or dropping spoilers to ruin it for others.

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews more than compelled me. I have had many people, friends actually highly recommend Ilona’s Kate Daniels’ books; especially my good friend Joyce - who I remember around the summer time text me how excellent the series was.

Not exactly a New Years Resolution but I told myself in 2011 that I wanted to read “new-to-me-authors”, to finally get around to a lot of authors/series friends recommended. Magic Bites was one of them that I purchased to try and I am so glad that I did. My only complaint is why I waited so long.

The first thing that drew me to the series was the main character Kate Daniels. Sure, we know that she is a mercenary for hire, independent, snarky (gotta live wise-ass remarks), and kicks ass. Everything that I like in a lead feminine character yet Andrews still wraps an air of mystery around Kate. There is more to be unveiled I predict at a later date.

Side characters. Derek the werewolf eventually grew on me… but Curran, drew my interest too. There is a lot about the Lord of the Beasts that needs to be brought to light.

From page one I was hooked in the tale. Every spare time I got I used to read further in the book, and actually stayed up to three am to finish the book. Will I pick up further Kate Daniel’s books? That is a resounding “Damn straight!”

Magic Bites earned this Visionary Druid's full approval...