I absolutely fell in love with Lynn Viehl when I read the first 50 pages of "If Angels Burn". This is the fourth in her Darkyn series and it continues the saga of the Darkyn "people". Her books greatly depend on you having read them in sequence in order to understand everything that is going on but it is so worth it. The same characters keep popping up and evolving as new loves are embraced and Viehl feeds you new info on the Darkyn kin. If possible have all of the series(that has been released) on hand when you start because if not you will suffer withdrawal when you realize that you have to wait months for the new book to be released.
Within the genre of paranormal romance, I believe Viehl is one of the very few outstanding writers. Viehl refreshingly presumes an intelligent reader and The Darkyn series is absolutely entrancing, beautifully written with compelling,complex characters. It's especially rewarding to see Alexandra & Michael's story (If Angels Burn, book 1) weave in and out the series. Religous zealotry and persecution, truly scary evil acts evoking Poe and others, the Knights Templar, intoxicating vampire men and strong females all make for a superb must-read series. This book and this series sends me into thrall.
Interesting storyline but I was a little lost at the beginning when I started to read it. I didnt know it was book four of a series. I would recommend that you definitely read the books before it before you start this one.
THis book was a little hard for me to get into at first becuase it is two stories going on all at once and i dont usually like this kind of book. but once you could kind of see how the stories related to each other it was easy to read and a lot of fun Gabriel is a tortured soul and Nick (nicola) is a wonderfully tortured soul as well. THis book has interesting twist where the person you think is bad guy isnt and the good guys arent necessarily the good guys. I cant tel you anymore it will ruin the book. get it read it pass it on!!!
A Noble prisoner:
Gabriel Seran has fallen into the hands of the fanatical religious order known as the Brethren. Though abandoned by his fellow Kyn, he remains honor bound to protect their secrets from his interrogators. Blinded, nailed to a cross, and sealed in a chapel cellar beneath a ruined chateau, Gabriel faces an eternity of suffering.
An Obsessed Thief:
Nicola "Nick" Jefferson has been traveling across Europe, looting churches of their precious artwork and fencing the treasures to make her living. At each destination, she liberates the captive vampires, hoping they'll provide her with information leading to the one artifact she so desperately craves:the Golden Madonna.
A Fateful Coupling:
Gabriel and Nick have met before in each other's dreams. Bound together by more than coincidence, their destinies intertwine even as their passions ignite...