I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #11
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on 05-06-14
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
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He Vowed He'd Come For Her...
Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives.
She Awaits His Return...
When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals—unaware that he belongs to their world.
To Sate A Desire More Powerful Than Death...
Yet every reincarnation comes with a price, for Aidan is doomed to die when he remembers his past. To save herself from Declan’s torments, will Regin rekindle memories of the passion they once shared—even if it means once again losing the only man she could ever love?
I love how Cole weaves the plot lines of all the characters in her Immortals After Dark series. Really you need an org chart to keep up with how the stories intersect. It’s almost like Cole is telling one story from different POVs. Most of the plots of the books are happening parallel to each other and I love that you get to learn some details about past characters and teases on up coming characters.
Before I get into Aidan and Regin let me give a shout out to Nix! She is not the best character of the series?! She’s so crazy and she puts all the other characters through hell. LOL And now Nix has a pet bat. Well why not. She is bat shit crazy after all. LOL
FINALLY Regin gets her HEA! After Nix, Regin is my favorite Valkyrie. And after listening to Dreams of a Dark Warrior I love her even more. Regin has had a real crappy love life. She fines her mate only to lose him over and over. After so much heart ache a person can only take so much before they say screw it and give up. But not Regin, she keeps hoping that one day she will get to keep her man.
Chase is the present day Aidan. And quite possibly the darkest version of Aidan to date. All the things he does to the people of the Lore and to Regin it’s hard to love him but Cole really developed a great character with all kinds of shades of gray. Chase is not your clean-cut good or evil character. Sure he can be a heartless bastard when it comes to hunting down Lore folk but when he meets Regin he starts to see the error of his ways.
I really enjoyed seeing Regin and Chase work through their issues in Dreams of a Dark Warrior. Their story had it all; sweetness, smoking attraction, snarky on liners, betrayal, loyalty, and romance. It was definitely an emotional roller coaster.
I finally understand what a dickie-do is. Your gut does stick out more than your dickie do.
I’ve gone on and on about how awesome Robert Petkoff narration of this series is. How about you take a listen for yourself! Seriously Petkoff never fails to bring Cole’s world and characters to life in an outstanding way!
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).