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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Review: Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole

 

Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark # 11)
by Kresley Cole
Paranormal Romance

Dreams of a Dark Warrior is the 11th instalment of the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole and let me tell you, this girl knows how to write! I’ve always said that Cole writes amazing prologues and Dreams opens up with an epic one! It’s 43 pages long and is probably one of my favourite parts of the book!

I will admit I wasn’t feeling Aiden that much. He reminded me of Lachlain from A Hunger Like No Other. He’s arrogant, possessive and gets pissy when things don’t go his way. But there were moments where I found myself almost...liking him. Out of all of his reincarnations, the original Aiden was my favourite, though Gabriel the Spanish pirate sounded promising.

Declan Chase pissed the hell out of me! I wondered how Cole could convince readers to fall for a guy who tortures his heroine in the previous book. I hated his guts and still did when reading the first part of the book! But then something miraculous happened and I started feeling sorry for the guy. That’s pretty epic since I was hellbent on thrashing the guy. In the end, Chase proved himself and I loved that fact that Reege loved Chase, not Aiden.

Regin is my girl! I absolutely love her fun-loving, prankster attitude. But in her book, we got to see a darker side of her where she suffers alongside Chase. The part when she starts crying in Chase’s arms is so sad. She realizes that it is not Chase who was forever cursed, but she was. To lose the love of your life over and over again is a hard pill to swallow. But somehow, Reege persevered.

I loved the new characters! Brandr was a great second-in-command! I hope he gets a book! Mmm berserkers! Also, Natalya was freaking hilarious playing cougar with Thad. This line is cracked me up: “Face it, Nat, this is one tiger who will never be jumping through your flaming hoop"

But my favourite character of this book is...yup, you guessed it! LOTHAIRE! He stole the show for me! I loved how confident and nonchalant he was during the entire thing. The dude is seriously bad ass and I really hope his HEA is NOT with La Dorada! I loved the part where the six of them are trekking through the mountains and the dudes are just bro-ing down and giving Chase advice on how to win Regin’s heart. Lothie’s words: “Live by the sword, love by the sword.” No doubt Lothie’s got a big sword to love with!

And did anyone else catch the fact that Uilleam has a mate now? Of course I already knew that because he is MATED TO ME! I wonder when Cole is going to write a book about us?

In the end, the entire gang showed up! Carrow, Malkom, Lucia and Nix! Love them all to bits! Now if only Kad and Sebastian came by to say hi, it would have been perfect!

Dreams ended so perfectly. So satisfying yet made me wish I had Loth’s book already! Cole, you are my crack! I’m so addicted, I can’t stop!!

5 comments:

meggerfly said...

Great review Annie!

Ren said...

I have this one at my TBR, Annie
Great review as usual [thumbs up!]

GiGi said...

I already enjoyed this review once but it was still fun to read it again :)

"No doubt Lothie’s got a big sword to love with!"

Haha! I bet :)

Alex said...

I thought it was a pretty good read. I hated Chase in the beginning though too! I didn't know how Cole was going to convince us that he's worth the time. But somehow she managed! Regin is seriously tough to be able to endure and then get over what happened to her in the compound. (is that vague and nonspoilerish enough?) great review. :)

Under the Covers said...

Thanks Megan! Thanks Ren!

I can't wait to read about Lothie!!

Thanks Alex! Anything Cole writes is worth the time. I loved Reege and Chase ended up being a great read.

Ann