Published in: 2013
Edition read: E-book
Book #: Book 13 in the Immortals After Dark series
Uilleam MacRieve believed he’d laid to rest the ghosts of his boyhood. But when a brutal torture revives those ancient agonies and destroys his Lykae instinct, the proud Scot craves the oblivion of death. Until he finds her—a young human so full of spirit and courage that she pulls him back from the brink.
Seized for the auction block, Chloe Todd is forced to enter a terrifying new world of monsters and lore as a bound slave. When offered up to creatures of the dark, she fears she won’t last the night. Until she’s claimed by him—a tormented immortal with heartbreaking eyes, whose touch sets her blood on fire.
With enemies circling, MacRieve spirits Chloe away to the isolated Highland keep of his youth. But once he takes her to his bed, his sensual mate becomes something more than human, evoking his savage past and testing his sanity. On the cusp of the full moon, can he conquer his worst nightmare to save Chloe . . . from himself?
I love MacRieve’s name. Uilleam. It’s so weird. I know it’s basically a Gaelic version of William, but it sounds so much cooler! Spent most of the book trying to figure out how to pronounce it. Nix trying to pronounce it= classic. Uli-lame. Freaking love Nix.
Chloe is a pretty awesome character. We haven’t had one of her kind in yet (won’t say what she is as it is a bit of a spoiler), so that made it rather interesting, especially given MacRieve’s past (Oh, the feels, when he keeps hurting her!). I also hate Chloe’s dad and wish him death, so much death, why won’t he just die already? It was a bit of a twist to find out who she was and who her dad was and the connection that had with poor old MacRieve… Although this book was good, it seemed to lack some of the fun action of the previous few books. I think it was more focused on the two characters than the mayhem and adventure of some of the others, and less about escaping that facility/island that featured in quite a few books, which is a shame. I suppose it was a little breather before the Ascension rolls around, which seems to be right around the corner in these books, and of course Nix is there stirring up trouble to an end we are still all guessing about. The Nix parts are what make these stories great, her little bits of insanity make me giggle like crazy (I love that she has adopted a bat and named it Bertil. Bloody brilliant). This underlying/continuing story drives the individual books and connects them, keeps the characters circulating through the books and really just builds anticipation, as you keep reading to find out what is gonna happen.
The teasing for the next books is killing me though. We had teasing about Melanthe and Thronos in prior books, and now teasing about Munro and his lil mate, and honestly all I want to know is when Nix gets her own story. I need to read the next book to be completely caught up with this series! Unfortunately my e-reader refuses to open the book, so minor technical difficulties are preventing me from this and it is kinda frustrating!!!!
MacRieve rating: 8/10.
Would I re-read it? I would
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the IAD series will eat up this book. People who enjoy paranormal fiction will also love this book- especially if they love Werewolves, as this is the focus of this current book.
Author’s website: http://kresleycole.com/books/macrieve/
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/macrieve-kresley-cole/1112033720?ean=9781451649918