In this pulse-pounding Immortals After Dark tale, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole delves into the darkest mysteries and deepest passions of Clan MacRieve. . .
A Beast In Torment
Uilleam MacRieve believed he'd laid to rest the ghosts of his boyhood. But when a brutal torture revives those ancient agonies and destroys his Lykae instinct, the proud Scot craves the oblivion of death. Until he finds her—a young human so full of spirit and courage that she pulls him back from the brink.
A Beauty In Chains
Seized for the auction block, Chloe Todd is forced to enter a terrifying new world of monsters and lore as a bound slave. When offered up to creatures of the dark, she fears she won't last the night. Until she's claimed by him—a tormented immortal with heartbreaking eyes, whose touch sets her blood on fire.
A Full Moon On The Rise
With enemies circling, MacRieve spirits Chloe away to the isolated Highland keep of his youth. But once he takes her to his bed, his sensual mate becomes something more than human, evoking his savage past and testing his sanity. On the cusp of the full moon, can he conquer his worst nightmare to save Chloe . . . from himself?
This was a fantastic book! And while the main enemy is the past, and the various issues that it's caused MacRieve, there was set up for future bad guys, and continuation of the set up bad guy in Shadow's Claim, which is awesome!
So yeah, Chloe's the daughter of like, the main leader of the Order. And he has 2 names, which it took having them close together for me to realize that he had to, because the last names, Todd, and the other, are very similar, and I wasn't really thinking about that. I knew that they meant her dad, so yeah, I didn't realize that!
We got to see a temporary truce between the VL (the good guys) and the PR (the bad guy) at the auction for Chloe, because she's a pretty good bargaining chip, and a lot of people were affected by the Order, and her dad is the only one left alive that they can actually harm.
Yeah, MacRieve's messed up, he was lured in, seduced/raped, at the age of 9. Because it was against his will, but she was a succubus, who feeds off of sex, so that plays into both parts of the above. Oh, and this went on for 4 years, until his mom found out, and even thought she was pregnant, went to confront the evil one, then got killed by another of the lady's lovers, and then his dad killed the succubus, and the next day, got a friend to kill him.
So yeah, he's scarred by that, so when Chloe turns out to be Cambion, which is half succubus, he freaks out. Add to that he was tortured by the Order? Their relationship has a lot of ups and downs! But he was helped out by Nix, who took him out, and then set him up to be captured, so that he and Chloe could be together. So she has another couple to think about her, to thank her for helping them get together-like worship for a god or goddess, which one of her sisters was thinking about, I believe Regin, in Pleasure of a Dark Prince.
Yeah, this was a pretty spectacular book, and it's set up, for his twin brother's book, which apparently is coming after Dark Skye which I can't wait to read next week, especially since one chapter is Nix's!
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #13
Read: August 29th, 2014
Reason Why: Love this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: November 26th 2013