Review-Kresley Cole: Lothaire
Lothaire is out at last. This is Kresley Cole’s twelfth Immortals After Dark book. I have to say I love this series and it’s very consistent, in fact there has only been one that I thought was ordinary. That’s pretty rare for me with a series spanning 12 books now.
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Blurb: From the humblest of beginnings a millennia ago, Lothaire the Enemy of Old rose to power, becoming the most feared and evil vampire in the immortal world. Driven by his past, he will not rest until he captures the vampire Horde’s crown for himself. The discovery of his Bride, the female meant only for him, threatens to derail his plot.
Elizabeth Peirce is a mere mortal, a glaring vulnerability for a male with so many blood foes bent on annihilating anything he desires. Yet soon he discovers his Bride’s secret. A magnificent power dwells inside the fragile human, one that will aid his quest. But to possess that power, he will have to destroy her. Will Lothaire succumb to the torments of his past, or seize a future with her?
So, on to Lothaire. This is the first Immortals After Dark with a short title so at least I’ll remember it for that.
It’s an unusual premise with Lothaire (who’s a vampire) being blooded by a mortal Elizabeth (Ellie) Pierce who is actually possessed by another being.
Lothaire believes it’s Saroya who blooded him and not the mortal who he hates. (It’s not personal, he hates all mortals.) Being an evil kind of guy Lotahire is quite proud of the fact that Saroya the Soul Reaper is the goddess of death and blood and is his bride.
In the Immortals After Dark world a vampire’s heart will start beating once he meets his intended mate, this is called being blooded. There are three types of vampires, The Horde, The Forebearers and The Draci. The forebearers won’t kill their victims when they drink. Thus they forbear, the Horde drink to the quick which makes there eyes red and not that much is known about the Draci as yet, except that they are protected by a mist.
Lothaire plans to get rid of Ellie’s soul so Saroya will have possession forever. He had found the means but unfortunately a couple of books ago when he got kidnapped along with a number of other immortals he lost it.
Ellie isn’t too keen on this plan as you can imagine. She has been trying to get rid of Saroya for years after a failed exorcism she attempted to kill herself twice to finish it. Whenever she gains control of herself over Saroya she wakes to a nightmare of killing sprees she has done.
Actually Ellie is quite strong and Saroya can only grab control if she is asleep or weakened in some way.
Kresley Cole doesn’t soften Lothaire at all for his book. He is just as bad and arrogant as he came out before throughout the series. Incredibly arrogant, but Ellie does do well for herself against him, most of the time.
We get more back history on Nix since she and Lothaire go way back and of cause on Lothaire himself.
I found the story did drag for me a bit in the last 100 or so pages, Lothaire and Ellie’s separation was too drawn out. I was set to give this book 5 stars but took off half for that.
If you haven’t tried the Immortals After Dark series yet start with The Warlord Wants Forever and work your way through, though it was the second book that got me totally hooked on this series. A must for any paranormal romance fans.
Can’t wait for more!!!! And I’m still hanging out for Lanthe’s book.
4.5 stars in the end, great read!
Lothaire by Kresley Cole is available for purchase in print or ebook formats from the following links:
See the reading order of this series at: Immortals After Dark Reading Order
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