Hello Readers, welcome back to my blog.
This is the first book in the immortal after dark series.
Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, he needs to find his bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he doesn’t enjoy a heartbeat or breathing and is consequently weaker than fully blooded vampires. He wants his bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature.
She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience firsthand the agonizing, unending lust she’d purposely subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come?
The goodreads summary is so good that I feel as though I just needed to read the summary and I was set but I am glad I did read the book, although it was an e-book and that fact alone made me drag my heels in getting started. I had a really busy week when I started this book so I am not sure if that played a more prominent role in my reticence to read the book than the fact that it was an e-book. I stopped reading e-books a few years ago because I wasn’t prudent while using my kindle and I am convinced that it affected my eyesight. Anyway, enough about my relationship with e-books.
The first few chapters were very sexual, I mean wow, it was a heat slap. I felt like I was dropped in the middle of a story with no idea what happened previously which was disorientating but I guess since it was meant to be a short novella there was little room to ease readers in.
While I appreciated that Wroth really liked Myst and was jealous of her previous lovers, he really annoyed me on how he dwelled on it especially since he had past lovers himself, really the ideals of ancient men are unbecoming. Thank God for siblings, the good ones know how to encourage self-reflection as Wroth’s brother did for him.
There is a prologue for Lothaire which is book number ten of the series but I choose not to read it because I don’t want spoilers or further confusion because I have forgotten what happened in the other books of the series which is why I am re-reading the series. I look forward to reading the rest of the series, this novella served well as an entree to the series. It gives some information on the fictional world without giving too much away. Consider me intrigued.
Is it a bad sign that even after reading this novella I still don’t remember what happens in the series? We’ll see.