Early Review & Giveaway: Dark Skye (Immortal After Dark) by Kresley Cole

Early Review & Giveaway: Dark Skye (Immortal After Dark) by Kresley ColeDark Skye Series: Immortal After Dark
Published by Gallery Books Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Eternal Obsession
As a boy, Thronos, prince of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body—and left an even deeper impression on his soul.

Endless Yearning
Lanthe, a once-formidable sorceress struggling to reclaim her gifts, searches for love and acceptance with all the wrong immortal suitors. But she’s never forgotten Thronos, the magnificent silver-eyed boy who protected her until she was ripped from the shelter of his arms. One harrowing night changed everything between them. Now he’s a notorious warlord with a blood vendetta against Lanthe, hunting her relentlessly.

Can the heat of desire burn brighter than vengeance?
With their families locked in conflict and battles raging all around them, will Thronos and Lanthe succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish? Or will the fragile bond they formed so long ago spark a passion strong enough to withstand even the darkest doubts?

top-pickREVIEW:  Just a few days ago I read MacRieve and I was brought back again to this wonderful series. Now that I have read Dark Skye I know why I love it so much. In this installment of Immortal After Dark we have the story of Lanthe & Thronos. Oh this series is indeed getting better.

Dark Skye is the sweet, tantalizing and captivating story of the sorceress Melanthe (Lanthe) Queen of  Persuasion & Talos Thronos Prince of The Skye. There is a bit of everything in this story, a kick-ass heroine and one awesomely sexy and stubborn hero who does not forgive anyone who gets in the way of obtaining what’s his. Their story had such a strong and beautiful beginning but an unfaithful & tragic moment  set precedent to a love / hate battle that would last centuries.

“Centuries I’ve waited for this,” he grated, never loosening his viselike grip around her ankle.

Dark Skye is one of the most elusive, captivating, engrossing and sexy story in the Immortal After Dark series. The chemistry between these two characters is explosive. The stakes are high and an ascension is on its way.  Dark Skye is full of twists and turns, characters make surprising appearances while others are just mentioned, making the reader guess what’s going to happen next.  Lante & Thronos’s showdown at times feels like the the cat and mouse game. Other times it is funny, silly, sexy and hot. Only Kresley Cole can give us the world of Immortal After Dark this way, showing us the other side of immortality and the many ways in which that world makes us crave for more. The story is quite different from the others in the series but not less entertaining and fun. These characters have a strong foundation but a foundation that was shaken the moment betrayal knocked at their door. Lante and Thronos met when they were children and from that moment fate would choose for them, Thronos declares his intention and Lanthe doesn’t necessary falls for the idea of being his mate, all this is while both are very young and neither of then would know what was to happen next.

“You smell like sky. And home.”

After hundred of years trying to capture his mate, Thronos find a way to get her even if by getting her he is risking his own existence. This is the kind of story that wrecks your heart to pieces and put back together all at once. It is the type of love story that resonates and stays with you for a long time. A male who understands his fate, yet a man whose past can’t forgive the hatred and betrayal by the woman he has loved since he was a child. Thronos is everything we love to see in a character. He is strong, focused, intelligent, driven by logic, possessive,  understanding, faithful and sexy. Even though he was set in a path of destruction his need & desire for Lanthe grew stronger than his hate. Lanthe was the opposite, she was reckless, spur of the moment type of gal, immature at times, irreverent, irresponsible and elusive. These two characters balanced out the story perfectly giving the reader the necessary medium to enjoy them even more. There is a lot of trickery, lies, blackmail (the sexy type), promises and sexual awakening. This story brings so many different things to the table that at times the reader can be easily overwhelmed by the many emotions reflected by the characters.

Another quake rocked the tunnel. When a boulder crashed down beside her, she stopped clawing with her gauntlets, instead crying, “Faster, idiot!” As if she weighed nothing, he yanked her up from the ground and into his arms in one fluid move. He’d grown taller than any Vrekener she’d ever seen.

While I love how Thronos kept his focus and his needs in check, Lanthe touched my heart by reminding me of women’s constant battle, logic vs love, heart vs mind and body vs soul. I think this was one of the most frustrating stories of the series but in a great way. This was not a love at first sight type of story, no the characters had to fight for their feelings and their right to possess one another. While their heart played tricks and set up a hormonal battle, their minds kept logic in check bringing to the table a world of possibilities. This story brings so many what if to the table,  almost making the reader to self evaluate on how far or how much is one willing to do for love. How much is one capable to forgive and what horrors are we able to forget in the name of love. A paranormal story that explores the not so paranormal reality of love, sacrifice & trust. At times emotional, at times very sexy, and always about, forgiveness, love, trust and sexual awakening. A new beginning and a second chance.

“Do you know why I never yelled on the way down?” he asked quietly. “Because fear had robbed me of the breath.”

Lanthe capture my heart from the moment she was introduced. Witty, sexy & sensual yet childish and irreverent making her one of the funniest and sexiest female characters so far. Thronos was everything I like to see in a alpha male, though at times frustrating I think he was exactly what I picture for Lanthe. A man who was able to step back to evaluate his options without acting on impulse. Intelligent and sensitive, all around one of my favorite male characters so far.

If you have yet to get into the IAD series I suggest you start right away. This series just keep getting better, the ascension is at the door and the surprises in this book are endless. Oh Nix, she is the most important character of this series and by far the smartest of all. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us.

Do I recommend this book? YES YES YES — Dark Skye is romantic, captivating, sexy, smart and hot!

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