What it’s about
As a boy, Thronos, prince of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body—and left an even deeper impression on his soul.
Lanthe, a once-formidable sorceress struggling to reclaim her gifts, searches for love and acceptance with all the wrong immortal suitors. But she’s never forgotten Thronos, the magnificent silver-eyed boy who protected her until she was ripped from the shelter of his arms. One harrowing night changed everything between them. Now he’s a notorious warlord with a blood vendetta against Lanthe, hunting her relentlessly.
CAN THE HEAT OF DESIRE BURN BRIGHTER THAN VENGEANCE?
With their families locked in conflict and battles raging all around them, will Thronos and Lanthe succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish? Or will the fragile bond they formed so long ago spark a passion strong enough to withstand even the darkest doubts?
5 Stunning Stars! After the disappointing MacReive, Kresley Cole is back on track with Dark Skye. This book is everything I love about the Immortals After Dark series!
Melanthe "Lanthe" and Thronos, childhood friends, torn apart by devastating events and misunderstanding, are together again after 500 years apart and their story is epic (Thronos' words). I couldn't agree more!
Kresley Cole is brilliant! I love the way she writes most of the books in this series on a concurrent timeline. In Dark Skye you find yourself back on the island where the creatures of the Lore have been held prisoner and tortured by the Order, including Lanthe and Thronos. When the books starts out they are making their escape, and Thronos intends to make Lanthe his prisoner and inflict his own special brand of torture on her. The chase is on!
What I enjoyed the most about Lanthe and Thronos, is that their story started centuries before when they found each other in the innocence of their youth. They formed a special bond and became best friends. Thronos knew back then that Lanthe was his mate, but even at that young age, they really loved each other. Unfortunately some tragic events took place, causing them both horrible pain and hurt. Their past was bittersweet.
Throughout the book they find themselves in some pretty precarious situations, and fight together to escape as they're waging their own war with each other. In the course of all this, they find new appreciation in each other, discover what really happened on that fateful day so many years ago, and fall in love all over again. It was funny, exciting, passionate, and filled with some sexy good times! A few of the characters we've come to love make an appearance, most especially everyone's favorite...Nix! As always, she brings her own special brand of crazy wisdom and foresight to the situation...the Valkyrie is really losing it...she was a hoot!
Kresely Cole's writing and storytelling is top-notch and Dark Skye is another bright shiny gem and one of my favorites in this amazing series! I can't wait to see how this all plays out as they draw closer and closer to the Accession! There are a few more characters I'm looking forward to reading about, but the one I'm anticipating the most, as well as most fans of this series are, is Nix and whoever she will be paired/mated with! I have to wonder if it's a character we are familiar with...I have one in mind...or will KC bring someone new onboard that can handle this crazy, loveable Valkyrie!
*A copy of the book was provided by Gallery Books via NetGalley*