I found myself so involved in the narration and story that during a particularly suspenseful section, I was sweating!
Daruis, a powerful general from long ago, has been cursed and can only be summoned by a woman is a specific way. Grace, to satisfy her psychic friend, goes along with the summoning and...surprise...a handsome, naked man appears in her living room!
What to do, what to do? He is cursed to be forced to be a love-slave from full moon to full moon, and she is not interested in having him as a lover. He is persistent, she is determined. Who will win this battle of wills?
Kyrian of Thrace has met his match. As a Dark-Hunter, he is immortal and has fought the enemies of humans for thousands of years. He believes he will never be anything but what he is, however he has not met Amanda. An accountant. Really? An accountant?
However the attraction between them grows to a raging fire and for the first time in his immortal life, he wonders is he can trust her--love her. If he can trade his immortality for love.
Artemis, a selfish and vengeful goddess who creates the Dark-Hunters, despises the fact that any of her creations may wish to give up their life as a Hunter to pursue a future that includes life and light.
What can convince her to let him go? True love?
Talon is an immortal that can only emerge from his home after dark. Sunshine is a human that loves the daylight. Can they merge their completely different lifestyles?
Talon, thousands of years old, finds that he cannot leave Sunshine defenseless when his enemies target her. She is a bright light in his otherwise dark world and when they stay together for her protection, her inquisitive nature and gentle stubbornness frustrates and attracts him.
Mardi Gras is coming and the enemy is out in full force hunting for Sunshine.
Can he keep her safe while the enemies of the Dark-Hunters are determined to kill her?
This story is a wonderful exposition of a child, crippled by a loveless and abusive life who is offered the chance of immortality to right the wrongs done to him. He is considered 'insane' because of an event in his distant past that he cannot remember and has been banished to the frozen regions of Alaska.
He has lived a difficult and lonely life, compensating by not allowing anyone to get close to him emotionally and his responses to others is always biting and apparently without guilt.
Astrid, a Nymph Judge, is sent to judge him prior to him being destroyed by the god Artemis, and the softer side of him is exposed. Even though he rejects the idea that he has any goodness or kindness within him, she will not give up.
Unknown to both of them, a killer from Artemis has already been sent to eliminate him and it is a race to save Astrid, the only person that has ever been kind to him. The only person he feels anything for.
Is he insane, or is he just misunderstood?
I had a nightmare every night that I listened to this...it's going back to Audible.
I happen to be a great fan of Brad Thor's novels. I love Harvath and his adventures. This was more of a police procedural and history lesson (which is great, as long as that is what you like). The story was very interesting and the information, which I am certain is true, is frightening, however I like Scott in action and kicking a**. He seemed too domesticated in this novel, a back seat character.
The narration is so poor that I could not listen after chapter 3. I tried, I really did, but to no avail. I'm going to have to read this on my nook or kindle.
This is a very good reminder of how important it is to keep a vigilant watch on performing tasks that need to get done, in order that we can move to more pleasant, less irksome tasks. It also provides a number of great methods to move along your list of things that need to be done for the day/week/year.
This is a new author for me, so I was uncertain what I would find. What I found was a fast paced mystery with tight suspense and a surprise finale. I would have preferred a different narrator due to the difficulty she had with deep male voices. Overall, I am pleasantly surprised.
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