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Okay I'm not a fan of Chase because he's an evil rat bastard but... I understand why he is the way he is. Yes he tortured and killed many in the lore but they kinda started it. I'm just saying... his whole family was tortured and killed by loreans. He is then approached (as a grieving tortured impressionable young man) manipulated and brainwashed by the real bad guy in this thing, West. Of course I can't say Chase was right for what he did but I understand it. He has been drugged his whole life and is dealing with all these questions about dreams and pain he doesn't understand not to mention being on his own and struggling with being "different" but not knowing why. His mind is completely messed up. Regin goes through hell with guy and can forgive and forget so I guess I will. This book isn't my favorite but I'm glad Mrs. Cole didn't stick to the norm and gave us something different. The story is actually a good story and gets really good the last quarter of the book after La Dorada infiltrates the prison. By the end I actually didn't mind Chase. I mean hell, Nix helped him as a young boy knowing what is to come. Who am I to question a demi-goddess. One last thing... I'd like to know more about young Thad.
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Althought I love Kresley Coles writing and this book was good I just wasn't a fan of Declan as a hero. He does totally transform in the end and turns out awesome. It’s the getting there that left a bitter taste in my mouth. Regin is a much better person than I, because I don't know that I could have forgiven him the way she does. But with that said I still really liked the book, I am enthralled with the world that has been built in this series and I will be listening to everything KC writes. I really like how she manages to overlap the same story into each book, yet make it a new story by who's point of view. Usually I'm not a fan of this type of writing but KC does it without making it seem repetitive, she brings life and adventure to the story. It only gets better with Robert Petkoff reading it.
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I didn't hate the book in its entirety, just the hero and heroine. I loathed Declan and detested Regin. I could of given two hoots about either character and to be honest, was hoping they died. The other characters though, were awesome. Lothaire and Thad were fantastic. Love, love, love Lothaire. There was also the usual humour which had me in stitches.
Robert Petkoff, as usual, was genius. His narration is out of this world. He literally lives and breathes the story. He's spoiled me for any other narrator as I'd have him narrate every audiobook available on Audible.
Is amazing. He can really bring the book alive and does amazing accents and male/female flips. I think he struggled a little with the Irish accent (his Scottish is much better) but I'm still very impressed.
The book is an old fave, I'd decided to get on audio as well as kindle. Live the IAD series ;-) especially Regin's tale!
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Probably my least favourite in the Immortals After Dark series. I've never been a fan of Regin, Im not sure why but she always seemed to bug me. Getting to hear more of her back story & about her some what immortal mate Aiden the Fierce didnt really change my opinion on her. Regin is a take no BS, charge right ahead, fun loving valkyrie who first meets Aiden when she is a young girl. Aiden knows Regin is his mate & will stop at nothing, even being curse to claim her. But Aiden is mortal & is reborn to return to Regin time & time again as different people. His latest persona is Declan Chase, who has a major hatred for Lore creatures due to childhood incident. But he is drawn to Regin & is torn between his duty of torture & death to lore kind or give in to his feelings to be with her. This pairing I didn't get at all. After all Declan did not only to Regin but also her friends, I dont get how she could want to be with him, despite who he really is. Ive read the paperback previously, but after listening to it still couldn't wait to finish just so I could get to the next instalment in the series.
I read someone's review and they liked this book but not overly excited. so I started reading with little expectation. I think this book has the most intensity. it stays powerful and the mood never falters. it couldn't or the error of declans ways would not stay believable. kresley pulled it off nicely and I couldn't quite predict the outcome. and the Irish accent was gorgeous.....petloff is brilliant. I liked it and roll on book 12