The Darkyn world is a bit dark and seductive. I haven't read anything by Ms. Viehl before but this sounded really good so I had to give it a try. I think the author did a great job at explaining everything in the world that if you haven't read her Darkyn series you could pick this up and understand it.
Not knowing him from the previous series, the hero of this story, Korvel, I think is great. He's caring, first for his duty, which he follows blindly going to retrieve a scroll that holds the secret to immortality, but then he can be so tender with his heroine. Simone, is a tresora, a human servant of the Kyn. She's lived her life in a convent with blind nuns waiting for the day she will have to step up and protect the scroll. The two of them together compliment each other during their search and battles, but they also have great chemistry as a couple!
There were so many twists in this story which were very nice, some unexpected and some a bit predictable. There was plenty of action, which I liked! But I also really enjoyed the secondary characters in the book, I believe they are a previous couple, Gabriel and Nicole. She's soooo much fun! I loved her attitude and personality, I am really looking forward to going back and reading her book. Looking forward to reading more from this author!