There is nothing like a stormy wintery weekend to catch up on my reading. Lately I haven't been reading as frequently as before. Things keep getting in my way. But as it seems the weather and this amazing series has brought me back to myself :)
Another great book in the series. I really enjoyed this one. I admit it gets a little bit too mushy for me in the end (and I can't get why they are so eager to bring on kids into the charade - aka Maddox and Ashlyn) But all in all it's a REALLY good series. It delivers exactly what it should - Action of the Paranormal staff and extraordinary Romance with Happily Ever After.
In this book Reyes finally searches for Danika whom he misses with a vengeance. Every moment without her is a torment he cannot endure (and it doesn't help he is coupled with the demon of Pain..). But even together Reyes resists Danika, He doesn't want to damn her to his demon like happened in his pasts where the women he slept with became obsessed with inflicting pain unto themselves and others. Danika from her end, REALLY craves Reyes but she doesn't want to allow herself to get close to him, too close to him - making it impossible for her to leave him.
Danika has a difficult struggle throughout the book. She wants to trust Reyes, but it is very hard for her to accept his world and trust his brothers in arms. She had made a bargain with one of the Hunters promising her he will guard her family and guard her from the Immortals but she can't help the Hunter if it means it will hurt Reyes as well...
I really enjoyed Danika and Reyes's romance. The way there are apart yet together. The way she doesn't accept his reluctance to let her see his painful and gloomy self. She wants to be a part of his life - all of it. How he cares for her even when he strugle with his demon and what he had to do to Aeron to keep him away from her.
and in the end what he does to bring her back to him (I'm not gonna say more not to spoiler except for - good one Reyes!!!)
Aeron is still in turmoil - his demon raging. the only thing helping him is the Legion which is simply ADORABLE! I'm waiting to his book to see what happens when a woman introduced into his life.. Legion is VERY protective of him.
Paris had his own turmoil. Missing Sienna. He has a tough decision to make AKA Cronus is a bitch!!
Though I started off disliking Sabin, I can't ignore his sense of humor so I really can't wait for his (next!) book. We get to learn a little more about the man in charge of the hunters and also we get a glimpse of the "big boss" - he ISN'T what anyone expected!
And as another book comes to an end we also have another artifact in hand bringing the warriors to half the way to their precious Pandora's Box.
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As promised in my previous reviews here are the "Classified Files" containing all the details on all the guys! YAY! :)
They can be found on the "Into the Dark" Novel - containing the pre-novella "The Darkest Fire" (LotU #0.5) and "The Darkest Prison" (LotU #3.5) novella but also more cool staff like Q&A, behind the scenes etc. Later on Gena published just the Companion part (without the novellas) in a book called "Darkest Facts" (so you don't need this one if you have the other..).
Just to let you know the data on the Warriors was published just before the 5th book (meaning we had those guys story already - #1 Maddox, 2# Lucien, #3 Reyes, #4 Sabin) so MOST spoilers will naturally be of these guys, BUT surely some information about the other characters will be revealed during those books so I'm saying - thread with care! :)
I'll be adding this data to all my further reviews of this series.
Maddox / Violence (Book #1)
Eyes: Violet (Note: eyes glow red when angry)
Butterfly tattoo: Upper left shoulder, wrapping around to his back
Other distinguishing marks: Demon’s skeletal face becomes visible through subject’s skin when subject is angered.
Preferred weapon: Fists
Lucien / Death (Leader of Budapest Contingent) (Book 2)
Hair: Black, shoulder-length
Eyes: Mismatched—one brown (normal eye) and one blue (believed to allow subject to see into the spiritual world)
Butterfly tattoo: Upper left shoulder, front of chest
Other distinguishing marks: Face and body are covered in scars. Subject emits an odor of roses presumed to be linked to his demon.
Preferred weapon: Knives. Beware poisoned tips.
Reyes / Pain (Book #3)
Hair: Dark brown
Eyes: Brown Butterfly tattoo: Chest and neck
Other distinguishing marks: Deeply tanned skin; frequently sports scars caused by self-mutilation Preferred
weapon: Daggers; sword; guns
Paris / Promiscuity (Book #9)
Hair: Varying shades of brown and black
Butterfly tattoo: Lower back
Other distinguishing marks: Subject is widely regarded as the most physically appealing of all the Lords.
Preferred weapon: Sword
Aeron / Wrath (Book #5)
Hair: Military-cropped, brown
Butterfly tattoo: Middle of back
Other distinguishing marks: A pair of black gossamer wings hidden by slits in his back when not in use. Face and body are covered with tattoos of war scenes, weaponry and the demon’s victims. Two eyebrow rings.
Preferred weapon: Subject does not discriminate and embraces any weapon at his disposal.
Torin / Disease (Book #11)
Hair: White, shoulder-length
Butterfly tattoo: Stomach
Other distinguishing marks: Always wears long black gloves Preferred weapon: As subject is confined to the Budapest fortress he has dubbed “the House of the Damned,” he does not generally use weapons but is believed to have gun and sword training.
Sabin / Doubt (Leader of Greece Contingent) (Book #4)
Butterfly tattoo: Right ribcage and waist
Other distinguishing marks: Wears a necklace believed to be a gift to him from his deceased friend, Baden, demon of Distrust, the Hunters’ first victim.
Preferred weapon: Subject used to rely on knives, guns, throwing stars et al, but now, like the coward he is, he prefers to hide behind his Harpy bride for protection.
Gideon / Lies (Book #6)
Hair: Dyed Blue
Eyes: Blue, kohl-rimmed
Butterfly tattoo: Right thigh
Other distinguishing marks: Multiple piercings and general Goth appearance Preferred weapon: All of them. Subject seems to have no specific preference, using whatever is nearby.
Cameo / Misery (What about her? :( )
Hair: Long, black
Butterfly tattoo: Lower back, wings spreading around to both hips
Other distinguishing marks: Her voice is enough to make you want to kill yourself. Earplugs are needed when around her.
Preferred weapon: Semi-automatic, long-range rifles
Amun / Secrets (Book #7)
Butterfly tattoo: Right calf
Other distinguishing marks: Dark skin
Preferred weapon: Things of an exotic nature.
Strider / Defeat (Book #8)
Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Butterfly tattoo: Left hip
Other distinguishing marks: Subject was created, not born, yet has a birthmark on the right side of his buttocks. Small, brown and jagged at the edges.
Preferred weapon: Subject embraces all weaponry.
Kane / Disaster (Book #10)
Hair: Mixture of brown, black and gold
Butterfly tattoo: Right hip
Other distinguishing marks: We are still searching.
Preferred weapon: Rifles and other long-range weaponry