This is my favorite so far. Aden was betrayed as a child then sold as a sex slave. Everyone he trusted betrayed him so he is cold when it comes to relationships. He usually spends only one night with any woman. After meeting Sid, he surprises himself and his vampire soldiers when Sid returns for more nights. His gradual trusting and warming to Sid is very believable. Sid is independent, but realizes Aden needs her to depend on him at least somewhat. Nice hot romance with danger and action. Liked the ending.
I enjoyed this four book series quite a bit. Characters were memorable although very flawed. Their strengths were their loyalty, ability to forgive and hope. All characters faced horrible decisions and often made unfortunate decisions. The main circle of friends and lovers fought through horrendous battles to save mankind and the vampires and shifters from incalculable evil. They were lost to each other many times but kept fighting their way back. This has probably the most feel good ending I have read in a long time considering the outcome seemed dire. The books are often funny, tender, hopeful, frightening, and down right nail biting. Read all four books or you will not get the full benefit of the delightful finish. Give them a try you won't be disappointed. I often hate for a series to end as I will lose my latest "family" of friends. I was not sad when this ended as most all characters lives were greatly improved,
Ven is a furious warrior and protector of his brother Prince Conlan. He's always joking and teasing with his brother warriors and using derogatory humor against the enemy. Funny guy and the best fighter to have at your back in a dangerous situation.
Christophe is dedicated to Conlan and his warriors and a fierce fighter. He is also quite arrogant. He just doesn't like humanity the Fae or most "others". As he is attempting to steal one of the stones from Poseidon's trident, he runs into Fiona who is part Fae and a cat burglar. She is also after the stone. He convinces her and her brother and butler to join with him to make it easier.
This book is very lighthearted. Christophe grows up a lot. I had been worried about Christophe. He was the weak link among the fighters. And one wondered if he could truly be trusted.
Christophe's childhood is revealed explaining why he is the person he is.
One of my favorites books.
Brennan was cursed by Poseidon to feel no emotions due to irresponsibly and drunken debauchery in his youth. He was to feel no emotion until he found his true love and lost her to death. He was also cursed to forget her every time he was away from her even for a short time. Meeting truth-teller Tiernan brings emotions crashing back to him before she dies.
This book was nicely told considering the problems of the curse.
Conlan high Prince of Atlantis is looking for Posedion's stolen trident. When he steps from the water he sees a woman about to be attacked by three men. He comes to her aid and is stricken by the urge to protect her forever. The instant attraction Riley feels for Conlan scares and excites her.
Beautiful world and character development. It feels as if Atlantis and the larger than life warriors are real.
Good story, likeable characters and believable romance.
Looking forward to book 2.
I so enjoyed enjoyed Antlanian Justice's story. It explains his personal struggles. His soul mate archaeologist Keeley McDermott is perfectly suited to tame this damaged warrior.
I was happy to see how well Conlan and Ven accepted the fact that Justice is their half brother and welcomed him to the family.
My favorite of the series so far.
The world building in this series I feel is superb. Some of the warriors are damaged emotionally. Alexios is damaged physically. He was captured by Anubisa while attempting to protect Conlan. She kept him for two years and burned his face with demon fire. After she released him, he felt guilt for not protecting his Prince and for not being able to escape.
He finds a female warrior, Grace. She is an archer of near perfect abilities. She's just what Alexios needs.
Michael "Misha" Korsak has the first person narrative in this sequel to Chimera. I enjoyed how much the brothes have grown. I love the by-play between Misha, Stefan and Saul. The love of the brothers shines both bright and undeniable. They are both basically moral, but would do most anything to save each other. Many surprises along their path.
A fine sequel.
This book is darker than the first two. Just as good though. Makes some things more clear, others a bit less so.
Really liking this awesome original series.
The relationship between Dante and Heather is sensual and very hot. Dante's friend Von is the kind of friend anyone would be lucky to have.