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Genres: Paranormal Romance
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By: Amanda J. Greene
Ebook: 341 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Rulers of Darkness
Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.
To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.
Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?
Ohhh, I loved this book too. This is fast becoming one of my favorite vampire series.
Hadrian is just the right blend of tortured and vulnerable. He struggles daily with his demon but so far has prevailed. Eva is a half-breed shifter. She believes that she is inferior to all other species but she is unaware of just how special she is. Eva is a very strong girl to have put up with her father’s pack after they kidnapped her once her mother passed away.
Again the author pulled together two characters who were so much alike but also so different. I really enjoyed their story as well as the other characters whose stories are building in the background. I like the variety that the female main characters have been anything from human to other supernatural creatures. It keeps it different and unique with the plot line especially when you are not sure what they are. It lends a little mystery to the story also. I am anxious to see if Falcon and Sonya get a book next or if it will be one of the others.
The story again was fast paced without being rushed and kept my interest throughout. I do love a good sword fight and in this series it does happen a time or two. Not to mention the war brewing between the witches of the Red Order vs. the vampire clans. With the Shaw (another witch clan) trying to keep the peace and the war looming between the vampires and the Red Order and all the other issues within clans and grudges held by other vampires there is no shortage of action. I can’t wait to read the fourth book in this series.