- Ellora's Cave
- Release Date
- January 2014
- Book 10 of Western Wind Series
Action/Adventure Romance, Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal with Romantic Elements, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic, Time Travel, Vamps & Shifters Romance, Western Romance
Iden Belial, the youngest Reaper, finds a great evil in Land's End. He also finds Kallista, his mate, the woman the Goddess intends for him, and the only way he can claim her from her disapproving mother is to sate his lust and make her his.
But when they are torn apart by the Nikkeson, a demon that brings death and destruction to everything it touches, part of its wickedness is left inside him, warping the warrior and twisting him to its own evil ends. The Shadowlords of the Citadel are determined to heal him, but what Iden needs is the touch of his wife - the only one whose loving and sensual touch can truly make him whole again.
Aug 05, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
131 people found the following review helpful
Another great read by Charlotte Boyett-Compo.
This book is kind of a double whammy, two mate bonds going down within the same read which always packs a punch. :D
When Iden Belial, the youngest Reaper, checks his territories for rogues and discovers his mate at Land's End, the doodah hits the fan because a demon destroys not only L.E., separates the mates, but also, leaves a seed of evil within Iden.
To release this evil, Iden needs his mate as well as the combined help of his leaders, the Shadowlords, and his fellow Reapers.
High Lord Kheelan also discovers his mate within the Citadel, and lo and behold, she isn't terrified of the shadowy Shadowlord. :P
All of this as Terra is at war, making this book a quintessential good vs evil kind of story.
Now, I'll say this, I loved it. But, as I've already found, this is a cross-series-non-standalone read. You can't just dive into it, as I've discovered x). You really need to follow the trail. There is complex terminology and new phrasing that is difficult for a newbie to follow and while there's an explanation, it's obvious so much has happened that the paraphrasing isn't enough.
That being said, obviously, the books are meant to be read in order, and if that's the case, then it would all make sense. So, that's good!
But, at the heart, the author writes a corker of a tale. It has everything you need. Love, sex, romance, need, a villain, heroes... it's an epic saga in one book. Especially with the way Charlotte Boyett-Compo writes some of the scenes. Her ability to translate the depth of depravity and destruction caused by the demon is so well written.
And did I mention the Reapers are cowboy shape-shifters? Sexy ones at that! An odd combo but I love the twist of sci-fi with a Western flair. Very unusual, but a highly recommended read.
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