4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Had potential, but didn't quite get there....,
This review is from: Lothaire (Immortals After Dark) (Kindle Edition)
No doubt like many other Kresley Cole fans, I almost gave up the series for good after Regin's book with her appallingly sadistic, druggie boyfriend - she should have set her standards a wee bit higher and waited for the next reincarnation. This book started off strongly, with a good first half, but I just felt it didn't reach its full potential. Lothaire's cutting sarcasm and amusing quips were notably absent, and while he turns out to be not as bad as has been implied in previous books, he really doesn't treat Elizabeth all that well, and don't feel he really deserves her. Much of the plot is a rehash of the Bowen/Mariketa "who is my real lifemate/do I have to settle for this one" plot, and the sex scenes were very messy and quite yawn inducing. Elizabeth herself is alright as a heroine, but not as much fun as Mariketa or Carrow, and is, like many of the heroines, hopelessly outclassed by Nix, to the point where you realise Lothaire and Nix would make a much better match. While there were some plot developments and the ending leaves a clear path for Kristoff and Furie's book (finally someone remembered poor Furie!) and hopefully Nixie will get a book soon, there was little solid action and a bit too much Lothaire internalising about his past. I will be persevering with the series, but this was one of the much weaker ones, and come nowhere near the best two in the series - A Hunger like no Other and Demon from the Dark, which both had very strong male and female protagonists and cracking action and plot lines. Overall I was quite disappointed, and this book, along with its predecessor, are ones I will not be reading again.