I would suggest this to friends who are fans of PNR.
I don't think it really needed any changes, it was a light paranormal romance. It is what it is.
There really aren't any that stood out.
Needs? No. But, this series focuses on different characters each time with their own story.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a great story. I've read this before and I really liked it but I found that I loved it the second time around. Kaderin and Sebastian are both wonderful characters and their story is great!
Kaderin is a Valkyrie that's been alive for over a millennia. Most of this time she's been known as Kaderin the Cold Hearted as she is unable to feel emotions. This came about after she gained a "blessing" that stripped her of her emotions after she lost her sisters (she's one of triplets) during a battle in a way that caused her to blame herself.
Sebastian Wroth is a Vampire...much to his disgust. He was turned against his will around 300 years ago by his brothers (one of which was Nikolai, the hero from book #1 The Warlord Wants Forever) in order to save his life. Since he didn't want to be a Vampire, he despaired at his state and secluded himself away in a castle far away from everyone. He only drank animal blood and never from humans but he still saw himself as a monster.
Kaderin is in Europe when she hears about a Vampire that's haunting an old castle. The local villagers are scared of him and so she decides to go kill him. When she arrives, she finds Sebastian and is surprised when he doesn't fight her and instead welcomes his death at her hands. She's even more surprised when she feels attraction for him...breaking the many centuries of unfeeling that she's been "blessed" with. Sebastian is willing to die but finds that he's attracted to the beautiful woman that is there to kill him. He's shocked when his heart starts to beat and he realizes that she's his "Bride". They start to come together but Kaderin is unwilling to accept things and runs from him.
Sebastian tries to go after her but finds himself stopped by the sun. He won't be deterred though and after cleaning himself up a bit, he does something that was thought to be impossible...he traces (aka teleports) to her. Before this, it was considered general knowledge that a vampire couldn't trace to someplace they haven't been previously and Sebastian is the first ever (at least that's known of) that's been able to trace to a person and not a place. When he finds her, she's at a goddess's temple for the beginning of a month long scavenger hunt type competition. The prize is something that could enable her to get back her sisters and she's determined to win it at all costs. Sebastian also enters the competition, planning to help Kaderin win her prize. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of time and effort to convince her that he's there for her and that she can trust him (and her long hatred of Vampires doesn't help the situation). As they take part in the long competition, they eventually come together and Kaderin is able to come to terms with her feelings for Sebastian. Unfortunately, the prize that could enable Kaderin to bring back her sisters could also take Sebastian away from her forever. Thankfully, they do manage to come through things and get a wonderful HEA together in the end.
I greatly enjoyed this story and loved the ending. Both Kaderin and Sebastian were great characters but I particularly loved Sebastian because of what he was willing to do for Kaderin to ensure her happiness. I was so very happy with how it all worked out at the end. This was a wonderful story and I'd highly recommend it and the series. :D
Probably one my favorites for this series! this with brother is awesome. I also love Cole's interplay of character from past and future stories. I've read this before but hearing it was a definite step up. Nicely done again, Petkoff.
I'm an audio book junky! And an avid reader! I love books mostly paranormal fantasy romance, and books that are hot and steamy and fun
Love love love this series and the narrator is one of my absolute favorites....... Valkyries, vampires, witches, oh my and lots more..... Welcome to the lore, escape into this world and enjoy......
PNR book I've ever heard and I listen a lot so that's saying something !! I loved everything from the main characters to the High comp... It was great