DARK SKYE by Kresley Cole will be released in the U.S. on August 5, 2014 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.
Published by Gallery Books, the print edition is 432 pages.
DARK SKYE is the fifteenth book in Author Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series.
In this highly anticipated novel in the Immortals After Dark series, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole spins a sultry tale of a mighty warrior scarred inside and out and the beguiling sorceress with the power to heal him – or vanquish him forever.
As a boy, Thronos, Lord 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?
Note: This review is based on an eARC received from the author in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.
Kresley Cole’s DARK SKYE is exciting and electric, so hot it sizzles, packed full of action and absolutely riveting. It may be the fifteenth novel in the author’s Immortals After Dark series but it brings all the intensity, sexual chemistry, and steamy hot love scenes readers have come to expect and so much more. The pace is blistering, the setting is epic, the dynamic between Thronos and Lanthe is intoxicating, and their story – their past, their present, their connection – is out-of-this world amazing. It is a truly unforgettable installment in this incredible series.
For centuries, Thronos has focused on nothing other than battle and tracking Melanthe, the girl he’d fallen in love with, the girl who all but destroyed him. But when he finally catches up with her, he has to decide whether his need for revenge on this woman outweighs his desire for her.
With all that she’s done to him, to his body and his mind, the choice won’t be easy. And with her ability to persuade, he’s not sure he’ll ever be able to trust her. But he can’t deny what they once had and what they are meant to be.
For centuries, Lanthe’s hatred of the Vrekener has grown. Thronos betrayed her. His kind ruthlessly hunted her and her sister. Now that she’s his captive, rendered almost powerless, she has to put revenge on the back-burner and focus on her escape.
With everything he’s done to her and her family, it won’t be easy. But seeing how much pain he’s in, she can’t help but feel guilty for what she did and sympathy for what he’s had to endure. And as much as she wishes she could, she can’t forget the boy he once was or deny her attraction to the man he now is.
Kresley Cole delivers a story that will captivate and entice, with a plot that is gripping and seductive, and characters who are passionate, deadly, and wickedly appealing. It’s a story that packs a punch, takes readers through wonderfully imaginative worlds, puts their emotions on one hell of a crazy rollercoaster ride, and will leave them eagerly awaiting the next installment.
DARK SKYE is an outstanding, must read addition to the series. Thronos and Lanthe’s story has it all – heartbreak, romance, conflict, tension and suspense, heat and adventure. More is revealed about the coming battle, peeks at some of the series’ most infamous characters are given, and questions will be raised about who will be on what side when the lines are finally drawn.
For readers looking for a scaling hot story that will blow their mind, DARK SKYE will not disappoint.
Like In-N-Out Burger‘s infamous secret menu this one deserves my off-the-menu 6 star rating.
On a Personal Note…
While I haven’t read every story in the Immortals After Dark series, I have read enough to know that DARK SKYE is my new favorite. It was an utterly delectable read from beginning to end. I did not put it down, except maybe to get an icy cold glass of water, because, yes, it was that hot. Who knew horns and wings and scars could be so sexy?
I loved the love story. It was sweet. It was romantic. It broke my heart. It was steamy. It was incredibly sexy. It was breathtaking.
I loved the characters. They were fierce. They were flawed. They were maddeningly frustrating at times. They were heartbreaking. They were sexy as hell. They were interesting and exciting and dangerous.
I loved the story. It had everything that makes for a riveting and addictive read. The worlds were fascinating. The action was non-stop. The adventure was epic. Everything the characters had to go through, the situations the author put them in, the things they had to overcome… it was so insanely good.
I do not know how Kresley Cole does it, but she does. Every single time. She gets the chemistry between her characters just right and creates the most electrifying stories and worlds around them. She makes me want to know them. She makes me adore them. She makes me anxious for them. She makes me suffer along with them. She adds in tension that keeps me on edge. She adds in the perfect amount of heat. She’s a brilliant storyteller.
I would love to talk about everything that happened in DARK SKYE, about the worlds Lanthe and Thronos ended up in and how they escaped. I’d love to talk about what part Nix played. I’d love to talk about which characters made an appearance. I’d love to reveal just what happened to tip the scales from vengeance to lust.
But if I were to do all that, I wouldn’t be doing justice to either the story or the characters. The author tells it so much better and hotter and way more thrilling than I ever could.
Whether you’ve read none, or one, or all of the previous books in this series, you can pick up this installment and fall in love with it. And, because I haven’t said it enough, I’m certain you’ll find it to be just as wickedly sexy.
Can I just reprint this entire book? Every passage was a favorite. It was just that awesome. And while there is one passage that I think is my most favorite, it is incredibly spoiler-y. It’s toward the end of the book and talks about home and sky.
My second choice is sizzling hot, but again, it’s best left to be discovered during the read. The one I decided to choose instead is sweet and doesn’t reveal too much about the present, though it speaks volumes about Thronos’ and Lanthe’s past.
One time she’d woken from a nap, lifting her head from his chest to sleepily ask him, “When we’re apart, do you ever gaze down at clouds as I gaze up? Do you ever miss me as I miss you?”
More, Melanthe. So much more.
And that left him conflicted.