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Few authors manage to keep a complex storyline fresh through so many books (14) like Kresley Cole. Throughout the series Cole has paired the most unusual but credible characters who are each so different, with different challenges and personalities. But in this installment we finally get an inkling as to the method for the madness in delicious returns of recurring characters like Nix. In this tale we get glimpses into why Nix has been meddlingg since the beginning of the series, and we get further direction into Nix's own story arc.
What has surprised me so much is how so many books she wrote in the series have a point-in-time intersection in the immortal prison island and then each expand outward in different plots. Many of these such as Declan and Regin, Malkom & Carrow, Uiellum & Chloe and of course the incomparable lunatic Lothaire ( recent books preceding Dark Skye), follow a similar outline of epic obstacles in the fantasy multi-verse, romantically resistant characters, but feature such richly detailed stories they each stand out and alone.
Cole's uniqueness in this genre is her ability to weave complex but riveting adventurous tales of romantic pursuit, with strong physical desires that become tempered by intense self-sacrificial love. While Cole doesn't hold back describing erotic scenes, one isn't struck by the gratuitous nature of the scenes, but a furthering of the growing bonds between our two heros.
Of course, the series wouldn't be so wonderful to listen to had anyone but Robert Petkoff been the performer. Petkoff's versatility in voices and accents is astounding. I've listened to around 500 audiobooks in the past few years, and few compare to his flawless and compelling delivery.
If you are new to Kresley Cole, note that the price of the audiobooks is one of the best buys in romantic fiction. Superb writing, excellent suspense and adventure, crazy poignant love stories and some of the best audio performance out there--the prices of many of the books in this series are well below a credit and making it the best bang for your romance buck.
Strongly recommend this book for credit or cash.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
Hands down one of the best paranormal romance series EVER! Most tend to get stale after too many books, but this one keeps getting better and better. This is number 14 in the Immortals After Dark series and it is as fresh as the first. I love how Ms. Cole weaves the timelines of her books together and revisits moments we have seen by other characters in previous books. It's just brilliant! I wish I could give this book (and the series) 10 stars!
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Read all precious books so loved the series. This was my first immortal audio book. It will not be my last! brilliantly narrated. All of Cole's humorous writing style was brilliantly portrayed. laughed out loud.
Whilst I didn't hate this one, I really didn't love it either. Thronos, I really liked as the hero, but Lanthe just got on my nerves. The bickering went on a tad too long for me and I found myself bored with it. Worth a listen, its in no way bad, its just not my favourite in the series.
The narrator, Robert Petkoff, was as always, amazing. He reads these books as if he's living them. I could honestly listen to him reading his shopping list.
Dark skye is the story of Tronos and Lanthe and mismatched if i ever saw one fated mates. They were best friends as children but grew up best enemies. After five centuries of hatred, anger and mistrust on both sides, they met again and time for reckoning. But love conquers all, after their rocky and tumultuous beginnings finally they found loved in each others arms. This story is one of my favourite IAD and Robert sorry but I didn't like Tronos voice, sometimes u make him sounds like a whiny pompous man lol sorry but i still love your Scottish accent so maybe i am comparing :P
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Another great instalment in the IAD series.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
Loved the scene with Nyx, she is hilarious, she needs more page time. Beautiful love story of two childhood friends who find their love for each other again after much turmoil. The only I didn't like was the end, after all the buildup for them to fall in love again, it got to a point where it seemed very rushed to get to the HEA.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
The only thing I don't like is Robert Petkoff female character voices.
Did Dark Skye: Immortals After Dark, Book 15 inspire you to do anything?
Rush to get the next instalment !