Monday, December 9, 2013

Lothaire by Kresley Cole [Review]

Lothaire (Immortals After Dark #12) by Kresley Cole
Format: hardcover
Source: purchased
Date read: September 25, 2013

Immortals After Dark
1. The Warlord Wants Forever
2. A Hunger Like No Other
3. No Rest for the Wicked
4. Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
5. Dark Needs at Night's Edge
6. Dark Desires After Dusk
7. Kiss of a Demon King
8. Untouchable (Deep Kiss of Winter)
9. Pleasure of a Dark Prince
10. Demon from the Dark
11. Dreams of a Dark Warrior
12. Lothaire - Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle
13. MacRieve

Kresley Cole
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
All Fear The Enemy Of Old

Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness—until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.

A Deadly Force Dwells Within Her

Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never imagining she’d be convicted of murder—or that an evil immortal would abduct her from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he himself plans to sacrifice Ellie in one month’s time. And yet the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with wealth and sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, Ellie surrenders her body to the wicked vampire, while vowing to protect her heart.

Centuries Of Cold Indifference Shattered

Elizabeth tempts Lothaire beyond reason, as only his fated mate could. As the month draws to a close, he must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past . . . or risk everything for a future with her?
Thoughts on Lothaire: Part of me is giggling madly at the idea of strong, amoral Lothaire -- the vampire that everyone in the Lore fears and who is more than half mad with all the memories floating around in his head -- being paired up with a poor mountain girl. Not to say that Ellie can't hold her own -- she totally can -- but she's miles apart from Lothaire and he's not afraid to let her know that.

Speaking of which, Lothaire's constant needling of her *might* have brought a tear to my eye a time or two. He's not the nicest guy and he has very VERY little in the way of relationship skills to draw on. He's cruel and on the crazy train to insane and it comes through. Frankly, Ellie isn't wrong in her anger at him. She's more than just a poor hillbilly who got sucked into a world she doesn't understand. She has strong family ties and she's no slouch in the brain department.

I really enjoyed watching Lothaire fall for her and her mountain girl ways.

One of the things that constantly boggles me with this series is the way the events all intertwine. The whole Nix thing with her ability to see so many threads of so many lives just blows me away. Lothaire might have an Endgame but Nix has hundreds of Endgames dancing through her head. Constantly. It's no wonder she's insane.

Love the setup for the Dacians series. Love that Lothaire has himself a hillbilly lady friend. Love that there's SO MUCH going on in this world.

2 comments:

  1. lalalala (fingers over eyes) you are ahead of me. That said "I really enjoyed watching Lothaire fall for her and her mountain girl ways." Woot! I love that he falls hard. So yeah I read the review anyway--I like living on the edge :)

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    1. I can say with, like, 13% confidence that my review doesn't give away anything except how much I liked it. =D

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