I either love or loathe Cole’s books and No Rest for the Wicked is firmly in the love category. Kadarin is the cold, bitchy Valkyrie who is incapable of showing emotion. The only thing she lives for is competing (and winning) the Hie. She fully intended to kill Sebastian “I’m a hot vampire with uber smarts” Wroth but ends up blooding him instead. Oops. What follows is a highly entertaining cat and mouse game played out around the world.
Series: Immortals After Dark
Cadeon Woede finally has a chance to smite his evil (and apparently deathless) arch-enemy and thereby erase centuries of guilt. All he has to do is hand over some random female to a creepy psycho sorcerer called Groot in exchange for a kick-ass sword that can do the impossible and kill the aforementioned arch-enemy. Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately for Cade, he’s a hero in an Immortals After Dark book and their lives are never that easy. The random female aka Holly is none other than his one true love.
Thronos and Lanthe were childhood friends for four sweet months until his father killed her parents and her sister, Sabine, killed his father. That kind of put a damper on their relationship but it was completely destroyed when Lanthe ‘persuaded’ Thronos to jump out a window and not use his wings to protect himself. It was pretty Icarus-like but he survived. He spent the next five hundred years searching for her and finally caught up with her at The Island of Doom (sorry, I couldn’t resist). He has no intention of giving up his prize and she has no intention […]
Lothaire is one of the most complex characters we’ve come across in this series, acting as Nix’s main adversary or the Black King to her White Queen. Spurred on by his mother, Lothaire plans to hold both the Horde and Dacian crowns. He is teetering on the brink of madness however as he regularly drank from supernatural creatures as he killed them. This gave him untold knowledge (and therefore power) but he is plagued by their memories. If you think about the memories one human could amass in their life time and then multiply that by thousands of years […]
Lachlain MacRieve, Lycan warrior king has been imprisoned in the Parisian catacombs for 150 years give or take. One night he sniffs his mate and amputates his own leg in his desperation to get to her. Emmaline spots him and sensibly does a runner. When he finally catches her, he tries to sexually assault her. I’m afraid that things pretty much went downhill from there.
This is the first Immortals After Dark book I have read and coming in late to the party wasn’t a smart move given all the references to past events. I was confused at times, bored with the lack of action and fairly disappointed in the hero. I suspect that if I had started earlier in the series, my reaction would have been different. Uilleam MacRieve aka ‘only my family calls me Will’, is one half of Hot and Hotter, the Lykae twins. He was hideously tortured and is understandably angry when his mate turns out to be the torturer’s […]