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? [goodreads]
See the man on this cover? His name is Declan Chase, aka Aidan the Beserker and he is MY new book boyfriend, so as Regin the Radiant would say, "Back off Bitc***!" Okay, this book is da' Shiznette! Seriously people, I could not put this bad boy down and now I am mad at myself for not reading it sloooowwwer. That's how good it was, seriously. Ms. Cole, you up done gone and outdid ya self lass!
The 11th book in the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole features reader favorite, smart-arse and sassy Regin the Radiant and loony tune beserker, Declan Chase. Beginning with the prequel, which by the way I absolutely loved, Cole takes us back in time to where Regin, a wee-tiny Valkyrie, age 12, first meets warlord, Aidan the Fierce. Taken aback by the strange little warrior, Aidan confronts Regin, only to realize that the small valkyrie is fated to be his future wife. From that point forward....Aidan vowes his loyalty to Regin and promises to come back for her once she's older. Aidan stays true to his word, despite the fact that his vow of celibicy drives him, literally berserk!
Now a woman of age, Regin seeks out her warrior and lets just say that the reunion is intense.. Aidan is determined to keep her by his side, forever. However the still young Regin is hesitant, not willing to fully succumb to this man and all of his demands. Despite this, Regin does agree to stay with Aidan for a few months. With each day, the two grow closer and closer and before you know it, a few months turns into six . Although Aidan is a mortal, he makes an eternal promise to be with Regin forever.As the fates would have it, Aidan is murdered, leaving behind a heart-broken Regin.
Cursed by the Gods for sleeping with an immortal, Aidan is brought back to life, a reincarnate of his former self, fated to die every time his memory of Regin returns. With each reincarnate, as well as each death, Regin's heart breaks anew.. If that isn't bad enough, Aidan's latest reincarnate is evil and hell bent on torturing and killing her and her loved ones.While I don't want to give too much away, I will say that the journey they must travel to once again find their love for each other is both heart-breaking and beautiful.
I loved this book. Absolutely loved it and I was really happy to see characters from previous books, such as Nuckin' Futs Nix and The Enemy of Old, Vampire Lothaire. Speaking of Lothaire, he proved to be quite the hero in this story, which really surprised me. This book is a lot darker than her previous books. Fans should not worry, however, becuase along with the darkness, Cole throws in her own brand of twisted humor (which I absolutely love) and hilarious one-liners.
"I finally understand what a dickie-do is. Your gut does stick out more than your dickie do."
"I refuse to be the moral compass of out cell! Most weekends I have an intoxispell bong attached to my mouth like a respirator. I love scatological humor, and I list 'pranks involving nuclear waste' and 'making demons eat things' as my hobbies. Hubcaps, fire extinguishers, pizza boxes."
For the record, "I like 'em young, dumb, and hung."
"I go with a peace offering. Check it" --Regin leered down at her own chest --"I'm braless."
"Any minute now, I expect that little tool to say, 'It rubs the lotion on its skin.' He's gonna meet a band end." "You're psychic now? Or making futile plans?"...
"Let's do this! Rock out with your cocks out!"
"Usually I exasperate people. And I jest at inappropriate times. Such as during executions."
Cole fans and new readers....go out and get this book, you will not be disappointed!
Overall Rating: 4.75 out of 5
Title: Dreams of a Dark Warrior
Author: Kresley Cole
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: 2/15/2011
Page Count: 515