Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Length: 14 hours 59 mins
Series: Immortals After Dark #14
Published by Gallery Books on August 5, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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.
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?
Nothing says I loved a book better than me doing the Amazon Professional Narration. I can’t stand to put the book down long enough to drive, so I need to spend that audio credit too.
I was looking forward to this book mainly just because it was the next IAD. I wanted to get this couple’s story but I was really wanting to get more of my favorite characters. I got so caught up in Thronos and Lanthe’s story that I couldn’t care less that I hardly got to see my favorite Valkries. Thronos and Lanthe’s love story started so long ago as a sweet, innocent relationship that turned into a hate-filled game of cat and mouse for centuries. I think it went on so long that both parties weren’t so much running on their anger as they were trying to cling to their reasons for the war in the first place. Once they are free of the detention center, and Thronos actually has his hands on Lanthe, the two start to see that they were just unknowing pawns in the great Vrekener and Sorceri war.
Their whole adventure through the realms, was so exciting. There were times when I held my breath waiting to see how they were going to get through a situation and other times where I was screaming in frustration. Of course there were also the times that Thronos lack of understanding of Lanthe and the modern world that you just had to laugh. Dark Skye held so much tension, action, excitement and just gave me a huge dose of the feels. I loved every minute of it and actually had to take a couple of days off of reading to get over the book hangover Dark Skye caused.
Nix does make an appearance and she does her part in guiding the Accession where she sees it should be. I’m beginning to wonder if she is going to end up playing a bad role. It’s hard to tell whose side she is really on, or whether she is just working to bring all her allies, as she has seen they would be, into their places on that chess board of hers. As usual though, her appearances are always cryptic and funny.
This was the first time I had listened to a Robert Petkoff narration. I know he is one of the more popular male narrators out there, but I was really scared to jump into the audio of a series this far in. I don’t know if it was the fascination of this story, or just the great narration Mr. Petkoff does, but I switched seamlessly back and forth between the ebook and audiobook without any hiccups or that strange time where you feel you have to get used to a narrator.
I cannot rave about this book enough. It may be my favorite book so far this year! I need a release date for the next installment ASAP!
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