Friday, April 22, 2011

Kresley Cole--Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark series)

It’s a gripping tale of a battle-maddened warrior driven by revenge and the Valkyrie temptress who haunts his dreams. — 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 memories 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 the memories of the passion they once shared -- even if it means once again losing the only man she could ever love.

*** (3 stars)
I generally love Cole's books, but I just couldn't muster any affection for this one. It really dragged for me, was way too long, and I put it down at least 6 times to read something else. Today I was set on finishing it, but hours later I found myself skimming pages finally skipping about 250 pages in the middle to read the last few chapters. Maybe its the fact that Cole takes us back to the same beginning as the last book to tell someone elses tale, I don't really know. And I didn't get hooked into Regin and Declan's love story. I just couldn't get thru it, and even though all the other reviews love it, I just felt happy to have it "sorta" finished. That being said, I am not giving up on the series, not all the books will be "hits" for everyone.

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