By: Elisabeth Staab (author website)
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Sourcebooks (first published February 1st 2012)
ISBN 13: 9781402263156
Source: Purchased for self
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Chronicles of Yavn, book #1
Thad has not been king of the vampire race for long. He has doubts about how he will ever fill his father’s shoes. He is also running around the country looking for the bride that was prophesized as his at the time of his birth. And because he does not have enough on his plate he has to deal with the fact that the wizards are hunting his vampire race into extinction. The fact that he finds his future queen in a rave club, dressed like a naughty school girl, with her fangs buried into the neck of another chick…really no stress as the king.
Isabel loves to party. She has few responsibilities. Her best friend and roommate is a human. Isabel has never lived in a society where she was surrounded by other vampires and she has never known the threat of a wizard attack. She now has to deal with tall, dark, and moody telling her that she is the queen of a race that she has never embraced as hers.
I found that I could not help but love Thad. He is not the typical hero. He has doubts about so many things, yet he never read as insecure. He had the attitude of ‘I can do this, I will probably screw it up, but I will succeed eventually.’ I want to know more about some of his vampire warriors, Lee and Siddoh specifically. Siddoh has snark. He also finds humor in almost everything and at inopportune moments. He was easy to laugh at.
I would like to have known a little more about the wizard conflict. I’m sure as the series goes on readers will learn more. I’m always curious about the origin of conflicts, the big evils reasons behind what they are after, or any little bit of info. I guess that is one of the reasons I love reading from the villains point of view. I’m hoping that some of the wizard issues will be explored more in the next book, the hero is a wizard.
Overall this is a great read. The author has created an entire cast of interesting characters that I am looking forward to reading more of. Staab has a smooth writing style that makes the book flow easily. I found that it was very easy to get lost in King of Darkness. I can’t wait to read how Anton and Tyra get to their happily ever after.