48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adventure, passion, fascinating characters: great
You've gotta love Kresley Cole as a fantasy author. She certainly knows how to make characters lovable and fascinating. Our boy, little brother to Nicholai Wroth, is Sebastian. He's been skulking about this old castle (a bit like Angel after he got back his soul), scaring some ignorant villagers and Kaderin, the Cold Hearted Valykerie comes to end his torment...
Published on 30 Nov 2006 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars No Rest for the Wicked
A good enough read, but preferred the first book, A Hunger Like No Other more. Not sure why as I liked the lead characters as much, and the story was exciting. I believe this book didn't flow as well, and the various *tests* grated on my nerves after a while. Lets see what the next book takes us.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adventure, passion, fascinating characters: great,
You've gotta love Kresley Cole as a fantasy author. She certainly knows how to make characters lovable and fascinating. Our boy, little brother to Nicholai Wroth, is Sebastian. He's been skulking about this old castle (a bit like Angel after he got back his soul), scaring some ignorant villagers and Kaderin, the Cold Hearted Valykerie comes to end his torment.
Anyway, Kaderin finds that she cannot kill this beautiful vampire, and the next thing you know, he's been blooded (read the book to find out what I mean!) and passion explodes between them. Kaderin flees rather than face her feelings, but Sebastian is determined and very intelligent, and comes after her. Sebastian is quite wonderful as modest, clever, determined and very sexy.
Kaderin has entered an exciting race, with all sorts of Lore creatures and immortals, to win a prize that could save her sisters' lives and the way Sebastian helps her without ever making feel incapable is very cool.
There's a great subplot with the gorgeous Bowen, the werewolf friend of Lachlain from A Hunger Like No Other. It's the next book, and I'm waiting eagerly for this installment.
Don't miss it. Packed full with humour, adventure, passion and characters you just want to read more of.
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow,
First things first if you are thinking of buying this book , stop now if you haven't already read A hunger like no other. These books can be read alone, but you will not enjoy the book half so much, if you haven't read the first. I would advise you to buy them both together , because if your anything like me then it'll save you having to get fast track delivery for the next one!.
I absolutely LOVED this second book of the series.Kresley Cole has now earned a place on my fantastic romantic writers list. This book does not dwell on the "love scenes" as much as in the first book , but they are every bit as steamy and wonderfully woven into a great plot. I loved the whole Hie game (which is a competition all the Lore can enter hosted by a goddess)running throughout. Kresley Cole doesn't patronise the reader in this book and has naturally moved on from "A hunger like no other" where she concentrated on and explained the drawing needs of finding your one true love as an immortal. With that established she moves on with her plot , in this book weaving in her characters from the first book brilliantly. Although she concentrates on the relationship between the two main characters , you find yourself being interested in Bowen and other characters and I cant wait to find out what happens to him , in her next book.
Was sorely disapointed to learn that this hasnt already been published but it'll be worth the wait im sure.
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good and more indepth than the first!,
I bought both Kresley Coles dark immortal series books together (A Hunger like no other and No rest for the Wicked) and I'm really pleased I did as it was the best 3 days I've spent reading in a long long time! I had never read any books previously by this author and noticed the 5 star fiasco between both pages and thought it would be worth a shot - and it really was!
It's hard to define which book was my favourite as they were both very different which I found to be incredibly refreshing!
In this book, 'No rest for the wicked' we see a Valkyrie and a Vampire story unfold (bearing in mind Vampire's are the enemy of the Valkyrie), but it wasn't just all about getting in the sack to put it mildly, the sub plot was exciting and riveting with the Valkyrie entering a series of challenges to win a very special prize at the end that can make her change series of events that happened in the past. Think Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire but the tasks are 20 times deadlier and no kids allowed! ;) Yes, the passion is hot and the Vampire male is loveable. I would have happily pulled him out the book if I could and claimed him myself!
This series is a great one to start with if you love all things supernatural and passionate! I'm a big fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series too, and so if you like them books, you'll like these I'm sure!
Can't wait for the next book in this series!
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good nights read.,
Kaderin is a Valkyrie known famously for her coldblooded, revengeful. sword slaying of vampires after losing her two sisters to a vampire whose life she mistakingly spared during a bloodied battle-leaving her emotionless.
A thousand centuries on she is on a small erand to a desolated castle to evenge the world of one less vampire the villages are scared of-Sebastian Wroth. Except this lonely vampire is willing to die as he sees no reason to live, though inadvertently she saves him instead as they are drawn to each other, Kaderin finds she is destined to be his bride.
She immediately runs from him not bearing the idea that a blood thirst vampire is meant to be her husband yet after three hundred years alone sebastian
is willing to live and fight for her and won't stop until he claims her as his.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A spectacular sequal in the Immortals after dark series,
When Kaderin is sent to a castle to kill a vampire it is Sebastian who she meets, a human turned vampire. Instead of taking his life she is giving him life, because from the moment their mouths meet, their tongues start to dance. A kiss of life is given as Sebastian's body recognizes his Bride and the Blooding starts to hum through every cell, his heart starts to pump again, lungs fill with air as his body roars to life. This is possibly the most erotic moment in Sebastian's life....until his Bride runs from him as the sun rises over the hills.
Sebastian never had much to live for but Kaderin is all the reason he needs. Adapting to this era he traces Kaderin in to a room full of magical beings. Every chosen one from their factions in entering The Hie, a contest where all need to seek magical artifacts and thereby can win points, whoever three reaches the 78 point marker first will enter the finals. The ultimate price: an artifact that will allow the owner to jump back into time twice. Kaderin has lost her two sisters a thousand years ago and now she has a chance at bringing them back and no warrior with a body that advertises to sin is going to distract her...much. When Sebastian finds a way to enter The Hie there is a smile of pure male satisfaction on his face, this contest just gotten a whole new power to reckon with!
In this Hie the stakes have never been so high....
No rest for the wicked is a masterfully told tale, it engages the reader in to a contest with vivid personalities whom are all driven to find the next artifact, and they all want or need the prize for some personal reason. The past of Kaderin and Sebastian is so well developed that it enhances the impact of their emotions. The setting of The Hie and all the Lykae's, Valkyrie's, Vampires and other beings are more than enough proof of the enticing world that Kresley Cole created, still it doesn't take the focus from the main couple, no it makes it all the more dynamic and gripping as their love awakens and evolves amd artifacts are found.
There are many fabulous secondary characters though Bowen captured my attention, he is so tortured that he screams for his own story, I can only hope that Kresley Cole hears him and tells this story sooner than later. The love between Kaderin and Sebastian is slowly working its way in to an absolutely unforgettable romance with at the end a heart wrenching moment that rendered me breathless. Their sensual encounters also take time to be build up and crest into a steaming eruption of hungry bodies and passionatly written scenes that almost burn your fingers as you turn the pages. Sebastian, though a gentleman and a man of honor, roars his claim, fulfilling all my wants and desires of what I love to see in a hero. Together they tell a spectacular and well paced tale of romance and adventure leaving room for future stories to be told.
With that Kresley Cole has enthralled me, leaving me wanting for more, curious of the further world building because I still feel many questions need to be answered. The Accession coloring the setting of the Immortals after dark world is intriguing, The Factions are for me a superb vision of fantasy which I want more of and with that it leaves me with nothing more to tell everybody than that I'm satisfied from start to finish with this tale
I can't wait for those next entries is this series! No rest for the wicked solidifies the quality of the Immortal after dark novels.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant!,
WOW is all I can say about this book.
This was one of the best reads I have had in a while (and i read a lot of books). Again the vampire and valkrie and werewolf characters are just brilliant and very well written.
The storyline was excellent what with them completing tasks for the Hie and you will notice reading this that if u read the next book u will read some of the same bits again but from Bowen (the werewolf) prospective.
Kaderin and Sebastian were excellent characters and really liked how they were written and even though I really enjoyed the first in the series, I enjoyed this more because there was more of a storyline to it.
Can't WAIT for the Bowen's story to come out in October...its a shame its so long a wait.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow somebody needs to make these books into a tv or movie series now,
The second book in Cole's series looks at the story of kaderin the cold hearted and Sebastian wroth. Kaderin is a valkeyrie who was once known as kaderin the warm hearted until she showed mercy to a vampire in the last accession who than went onto kill two of her sisters. After feeling guilt and sorrow for the loss of her sisters her emotions stop and she becomes known as kaderin the cold hearted. She becomes the valkeyries deadliest assassin and dedicates her life to killing vampires which is how she meets Sebastian. Brother to nikoli wroth Sebastian hates his existence as a vampire which was forced upon him by his brothers murdoch and nikloi Sebastian has cut himself off from his brothers and the rest of the world, until he meets kaderin and she awakens him. The second installment of TIAD feels so much bigger in scale than the last book as the hie takes center stage for this story. This is a stroke of brillance by cole as it allows the reader to travel the world rather than being tied to one place. With the competition of the hie in place we are given a load of the new creature to add to the lore and new characters to become immersed in. All of the characters from the previous book apart from lachlyn are also present in this book giving a sense of familiarity and flowing continuality from the last book as well as setting the scene for the next story involving Bowen. Just as awesome as the first book and building upon an amazing mythology that sure to get bigger and more complicated cole blends just the right balance of the supernatural, action and romance to tell a cracking story.
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and lovely,
This review is from: No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark) (Paperback)
I read books to relax from the daily trivialities and these book by Kresley Cole are simple amazing. English is not my mother tongue, but thats not a problem when reading this autor.
The plots are a lot the same from book to book, but all can be read without having to read the rest. But I think most of the readers, will hurry to get all the books.
A nice combo of dark mysteries and love.
2.0 out of 5 stars 50 shades of fey?,
Fangs ain't what they used to be for our hero - dark, brooding and all the other cliches , could be an Undead Mr Darcy - but while it's a step up from the first book I read by this author (vamp Walkure meets were) by dint of more vibrant characterisations it still lacks ... life, really.
1.0 out of 5 stars This was such a let down,
I love the vampire genre and will sometimes try other books that mix in other supernatural creatures. J.R. Ward, D.B. Reynolds and Elizabeth Hunter are my top authors and I was hoping that Kresley Cole would be added to my favourites. Unfortunately, I found this truly awful. I know that the Valkyrie are meant to be funny and quirky, I just found them irritating. I couldn't engage with the main female character and the story did not hold much interest. This was my second attempt at reading a book from this series, but I gave up only a third of the way through. I am so disappointed as I have seen so many good reviews. I even made sure I picked up the second book after reading something from another genre so as not to have such a direct comparison but it didn't help.
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No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark) by Kresley Cole (Paperback - 3 Mar 2011)