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Touch of Darkness (Darkness Chosen, Bk 2) (Large Print)
Touch of Darkness - Darkness Chosen, Bk 2 - Large Print Author:Christina Dodd A thousand years ago, a brutal warrior struck a terrifying bargain. In return for the ability to change at will into a cold-hearted predator, he promised his soul, and the souls of his descendants, to the devil. — Handsome, powerful Rurik Wilder battles darkness -- the darkness without, and the darkness within. For he possesses the po... more »wer to transform himself into a fierce bird of prey, and that gift has caused death and destruction.
At last he is offered the chance to redeem himself and break the evil pact which has held his family in thrall for centuries. Only one woman stands in his way -- flamboyant Tasya Hunnicutt, a writer determined to wreak revenge on the assassins who murdered her family. Assassins, it's been rumored, who have powers no human should ever possess....« less
The basis of the story is fairly simple: in order to break a pact made with the devil 1,000 years ago by an ancestor, a family must locate 4 pieces of an ancient holy icon. The 1st piece was located in the 1st book of the series, and the hunt is on for the 2nd piece in this installment. While the story line has its merits (and screams "Sequels!"), the writing is atrocious. It seems like the writer is in such a hurry to get to the end of the book that she can't be bothered to write whole sentences. (Or complete ideas, for that matter.) There are no real surprises here - just standard stuff that might have been better had there been some apparent effort put into it.
2nd in wonderful new series. This is Rurik's tale. Working to break his family's pact with the devil he is teamed up with (not that he minds) Tasya. She is the woman he loves & if he can keep her alive & find the icon needed she can help break the pact. Lots of action in this one. A lot more told about the whole story as well. Looking forward to the next.
Amanda S. (dspek498) reviewed Touch of Darkness (Darkness Chosen, Bk 2) (Large Print) on
Helpful Score: 4
I've read this entire series now and I've loved every one of them. This book is captivating. I loved the conflict between the main characters and the twists the story took. I couldn't wait to pick up the next one when I finished this! Loved it!