Lothaire: Immortals After Dark, Book 12 (Unabridged)
by Kresley Cole
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Number-one New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole continues her electrifying Immortals After Dark series with this thrilling tale, revealing secrets of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals.... 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?
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Ok, unlike some other reviews, I'm actually an IAD veteran so this is the 10th (if you don't count novellas or other collaborations) novel. So those that are new to the scene just honestly might not get it and can kind of get lost in Kresley Cole's world.
I have another audio book read by the same narrator for the first of this series and actually…I think his ability to grasp the accents is not bad at all. If you think about where Lothaire is from, his accent completely makes sense. Come on people he's the Enemy of Old, he's ancient, Dracula's afraid of him (Or he would be if he was even in this series)! So of course he's going to have an old-world accent.
Because I've read all the books the phrasing doesn't bother me. Again, you have to pay attention to the timeframe the story is taking place. They talk old fashioned? Well DUH, when he's flash backing to his past it was EONS ago.
My one complaint literary wise is I don't think our 'hero' ever really does say 'I'm sorry.' He does some pretty awful things and you want to forgive him, but he has to ask for it and want to do better, but you don't walk away from the book confident that he's learned his lesson. It's something that's still bothering me, which is why it wasn't a five star rating.
So my advice is this, do yourself a favor and get your feet wet before tackling this book or very little will make sense. And, while I am also a Black Dagger fan…you can't possibly compare these two series together.
Loved this book!! So many twists makes for an exciting story! Loved the narrator, he did a great job with all of the different accents. You will love it!
I've been a longtime fan of feehan, ward and others but this is by far my favorite story and author. Great story, losts of twists and turns, loved the narrator. More please!!!