Review: Beyond the Darkness (Dark Court #1) by Stormy Glenn

February 3, 2014 Review 1

Review: Beyond the Darkness (Dark Court #1) by Stormy Glenn

Nothing in Zack Banning’s life makes sense. Not the head injury that ended his career, and certainly not the sexy dreams he’s been having about a mysterious blue-eyed stranger who seems to know exactly how to send Zack straight into the flames of ecstasy with every touch. Zack can’t decide what disturbs him more—how much he longs for the dreams to be real or the fact that they feature another man.

Eljin has spent the last several months frightened and alone. The single bright spot was the tentative connection he forged with Zack, a fellow captive with no memory of their encounter. Desperate to return across the veil but unwilling to leave Zack in danger, Eljin sets out to convince Zack of the miracle that holds them together before the forces conspiring against Eljin’s entire race pull them apart forever.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published in 2010 as "Dark Side of the Veil (Dark Court 1)". It has been revised for EC.

Title: Beyond the Darkness
Author: Stormy Glenn
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Beyond Regrets
Series: Dark Court
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Beyond Regrets
Source: Author
Published: January 8, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Male Male Romance, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction
Pages: 123
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: four-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Beyond the Darkness, Stormy Glenn’s first book in the Dark Court series has been re-released through a different publishing company. Although Ellora’s Cave Publishing stated that this book is a revision, I found no difference between the original version and this one, except the title.

Zach, a former Marine, found himself enmeshed in intrigue and paranormal. Forced to mate a man and impregnate him, Zach has little to no recollection of the encounter as the government -run experiment had him on the run with Eljin and Zach’s friends.

Zach soon learned that things were not always as they appeared and what’s behind the veil is not necessarily the same on his side.

Zach’s character was slightly unbelievable as he went from hardened heterosexual male who did not believe Eljin’s tales of nefarious government plots, to gay man falling in love with his pregnant fae. But, once Zach realized where his heart lied, his tender side towards Eljin endeared me. Eljin was a sprite of a man, delicate in stature yet fierce in disposition.

The secondary characters in the tale were well written and added spice as well as Ms. Glenn’s descriptors.


One Response to “Review: Beyond the Darkness (Dark Court #1) by Stormy Glenn”

  1. s0ph1ar0s3

    This one sounds like it was a little of everything. I’ve never read a Stormy Glenn book so maybe I’ll give this one a try.