"Dreams of a Dark Warrior"
By: Kresley Cole
HE VOWED HE'D COME FOR HER . . .
Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives.
SHE AWAITS HIS RETURN . . .
When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals—unaware that he belongs to their world.
TO SATE A DESIRE MORE POWERFUL THAN DEATH . . .
Yet every reincarnation comes with a price, for Aidan is doomed to die when he remembers his past. To save herself from Declan’s torments, will Regin rekindle memories of the passion they once shared—even if it means once again losing the only man she could ever love?
“Dreams of a Dark Warrior” is the 9th book in the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole. An amazing series that I think any fan of romance should immediately run out and pick up, but that’s just my opinion. Insert huge happy face here!
“Dreams of a Dark Warrior” featured Regin the Radiant, a glowing Valkyrie, featured since the beginning of the series. I had been a bit hesitant to read this chapter in the IAD series because I hadn’t been a huge fan of Regin. She always seemed to boisterous, loud, and abrasive. However, when she had her own book and you see her in her own world, all of that begins to change.
Over 1000 years ago, Regin descended from her Godlike home of Valhalla to be greeted by Aiden the Fierce, a Viking warrior. They fell in love and yet, as Aiden died he was cursed to reincarnate and return to REgin, only to perish once again. Regin goes through this process three different times and the final reincarnation is Declan Chase, a man bent on destroying any immortal or magical creature in existence. Upon first glance, Regin knows Declan is a reincarnation of Aidan, but Declan refuses it to be true.
Regin is a wonderful heroine; strong, fiercely loyal and true to her nature. But let’s talk about Declan, whew! An amazing hero, he is emotionally troubled, doesn’t understand his feelings, does some pretty terrible things yet…you as the reader are rooting for him the entire way. Sure he wants to destroy Regin and her family, but that soon falls to the wayside as the book progresses. Of course there is a happy ending but the two go through one heck of a journey to get there.
Regin and Declan are two romantic characters who go through war, famine, and destruction and come out on the other end stronger for it. The characters are witty and strong while the plot moves along at a fast pace. My only complaint is at 500+ pages in paperback, it can be a little awkward to hold. If you haven’t read this romance, run don’t walk and find it at a bookstore, your library, or even your friend’s house. You won’t regret it!
Publisher: Pocket Books
Date of Publication: February 15, 2011
# of Pages: 528