Review~ The Witch Queen of Halloween

Posted March 29, 2024 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review~ The Witch Queen of HalloweenThe Witch Queen of Halloween by Kresley Cole
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Length: 5 hours 16 minutes
Series: Immortals After Dark #18.5
Published by Valkrie Press on March 26,2024
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 179
5 Stars
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Take a spooky Halloween tour of the mysterious Lore in this stand-alone installment of the Immortals After Dark series by #1 New York Times best-seller Kresley Cole.

A demon soldier of fortune . . .
Rök Kours dives into a dangerous mission, only to cross swords with the one woman who bewitched him.

A cursed Wiccan mercenary . . .
Poppy Dyer has never let her uncontrollable magic interfere with her work, but she can barely withstand one demon's charms.

Trapped in a terrifying lair.
If the two rivals can defeat Halloween's worst nightmares to escape a haunted castle, can they overcome their pasts to claim a spellbinding future together?

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Foreshadowing in the prologue keeps you guessing throughout the story. But it also giving a hint of what is to come for the Lore. What’s an IAD book without Nix?!

Right from the beginning Rök and Poppy say “You” when they see each other. I love how we see the semantic shift of the word throughout the book. Reading it at the end made my heart swell.

I love Rök! He is so laid back and witty, despite the torture he’s been suffering for the last two years. Rök can go toe to toe with Poppy in their banter. They jab back and forth so effortlessly you would think they could read each others mind. Super fun!

Per the norm in the Lore, everything is so vague. Poppy is on the hunt for what she believes is something that will break her curse. However, she has to fight through the curse to find the cursebreaker. Her nightmares give her quite the surprise and it makes the adventure so much harder.

Rök and Poppy are the perfect fit. I loved the combination of adventure and romance. It is so well balanced. I was reminded of an Indiana Jones movie.

The Witch Queen of Halloween is a fun dip into the IAD world that has some easter eggs for the next book. It can definitely be read on its own. If you follow the series I would definitely recommend you read this novella. You won’t be disappointed!


About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Game Maker series, and five award-winning historical romances. Her books have been published in 23 countries and consistently appear on the bestseller lists in the U.S. and abroad.

A master’s grad and former athlete, Kresley has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

She lives in Florida with her family and too many pets.