As a boy, Thronos, prince of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body—and left an even deeper impression on his soul.
Lanthe, a once-formidable sorceress struggling to reclaim her gifts, searches for love and acceptance with all the wrong immortal suitors. But she’s never forgotten Thronos, the magnificent silver-eyed boy who protected her until she was ripped from the shelter of his arms. One harrowing night changed everything between them. Now he’s a notorious warlord with a blood vendetta against Lanthe, hunting her relentlessly.
CAN THE HEAT OF DESIRE BURN BRIGHTER THAN VENGEANCE?
With their families locked in conflict and battles raging all around them, will Thronos and Lanthe succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish? Or will the fragile bond they formed so long ago spark a passion strong enough to withstand even the darkest doubts?
I may have said to a certain friend that I wasn’t as fangirl crazy about this particular book ~ please keep in mind that it was said AFTER reading MacRieve and I have a tinsy winsy obsession with the Lykae and really, really wanted Munro’s book next. I mean seriously? Who wouldn’t want more of Hot and Hotter? ~ but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t want to read Dark Skye, nor do I think any less of it because Kresley Cole hit another one out of the park.
Melanthe, Sorceri Queen of Persuasion, and Thronos, Vrekener Prince of Skye Hall have been enemies for centuries, and Thronos and his bretheren have spent much of that time chasing after not only Melanthe, but all Sorceri, and now Thronos has finally caught his prey and isn’t about to let her go.
As I said Ms. Cole hit this one out of the park. Not only does she give us Lanthe and Thronos’ back story, which at times is heartbreaking, their current story, but also weaves in bits and pieces of the characters we’ve come to know and love all the while giving us glimpses of what’s to come all without feeling absolutely overwhelmed with all the knowledge being thrown at you. And of course all of this is done with her signature snarky humor that every IAD fan has come to expect from her books.
I loved how Lanthe held her ground with Thronos, not letting him walk all over her as well as verbalizing how she felt about his treatment. She didn’t hold back. She knew who she was, knew she wasn’t a bad person at heart, though she is Sorceri through and through, and didn’t deserve to made to feel bad about anything she had experienced. And then there is Thronos. He started out as bit of an obsessive psycho type, understatement I know, but finding out why and then seeing how he evolves is really does change your mind about him and in the end you can’t help but love him, especially with how he shows Lanthe that she is truly his.