As the authors say so themselves, it has more romance in it, but without reducing the action we are used to from the previous parts. I agree, though it is not something I approve of The absence of much romance in the favor of action was one of the things that made the Thrall books special.
So I became really annoyed when Kate started thinking and acting like one of those interchangable shallow female 'hero' clones found in most vampire romance series today, with their petty bitching and worrying about outfits, not to mention the cooing every time her man is near. It has just been a bit too much of everything, making this book nothing special any more.
I liked that the action was as fast-paced as before, and though the end of the trilogy came somewhat abruptly, the story remained interesting and original.
However, between chapters 24 and 25 there was a break in the storyline I did not understand. Chapter 24 ends with Kate in the hospital, where she wanted to visit Ruby and her baby and, as suggested by the doctor in the elevator, to see Carlton asap for some important information.
Chapter 25 begins with Kate waking up the next morning at home. No mention of the hospital visit, and wether or not and then why she didn't see Carlton when it was obviously so important to meet him for some information. Only later that day does she go to the hospital - again?! - and I asked myself what happened the day before when she was already there?! Anyone care to explain?
So, as much as I loved this trilogy, the final part was the weakest, which may suggest it was a good thing to have it end here.
CT Adams and Cathy Clamp have created another great read with Touch of Darkness. This is the third book in the Thrall Series and unfortunately the last. This is not a stand alone novel you would need to read the previous two books in the series.
The story continues with Katie and Tom planning there wedding day and of course nothing goes smoothly be it Tom's deranged ex-girlfriend or Katies insane ex-boyfriend. All trying to stop the happy couple from tying the knot and in Dylans case (Katies ex-boyfriend) just trying to destroy Katie period.
The vampires in this series are not the run of the mill tall good looking supernaturals that most writers run with. The Thrall (vampires) are a parasitic organism that wrap around there hosts (human) brain stem and literally suck the life out them. A host's expected life span is no longer than ten years.
Katie must not only battle the Thrall in this book but also try to fit into werewolf culture for Tom's sake and they are not making it easy for her at all. To top it of Katie's brothers are not talking to her and all her friends are having babies making Katie feel extra special about her self as she is barren.
If you have read the other books in the series you will absolutely love this book. The only critism that I have is that it is the last in the series.