Audiobook Review: Dark Skye by Kresley Cole (@kresleycole, @petkoff)


Posted December 7, 2015 by Carmel in Audiobook Reviews, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 7 Comments

Audiobook Review: Dark Skye by Kresley Cole (@kresleycole, @petkoff)
Dark Skye by Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #14
Published by Simon and Schuster
Published on: August 5, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 14 hours & 59 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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In this highly anticipated fifteenth novel in the Immortals After Dark series, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole spins a sultry tale of a mighty warrior scarred inside and out and the beguiling sorceress with the power to heal him—or vanquish him forever.

Eternal Obsession
As a boy, Thronos, prince of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body—and left an even deeper impression on his soul.

Endless Yearning
Lanthe, a once-formidable sorceress struggling to reclaim her gifts, searches for love and acceptance with all the wrong immortal suitors. But she’s never forgotten Thronos, the magnificent silver-eyed boy who protected her until she was ripped from the shelter of his arms. One harrowing night changed everything between them. Now he’s a notorious warlord with a blood vendetta against Lanthe, hunting her relentlessly.

Can the heat of desire burn brighter than vengeance?
With their families locked in conflict and battles raging all around them, will Thronos and Lanthe succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish? Or will the fragile bond they formed so long ago spark a passion strong enough to withstand even the darkest doubts?

Epic Apocalypse Great Writing



I hate angels, and Vrekeners are the IMMORTALS AFTER DARK equivalent, so Kresley Cole really had to makeover Thronos’ personality in order to get me to like him. She mostly succeeded, and Lanthe was in the majority of his parts anyway which made them better by proximity alone. DARK SKYE opened with the island prison break, and then proceeded to build up the series’ story arc even more while also weaving in couple #15’s romance, a not-to-be-missed Nix gem, and the latest word on Fury’s whereabouts.

I’ve been mentally building up this pairing since KISS OF A DEMON KING, and it was right on target! The friend turned enemy turned fated mate is a classic, and no author does timeless love like Cole. The bumps, slow build, payoff, and HEA unfolded in harmony with all of the other happenings. The virgin hero, and the sexually experienced heroine made the nookie especially hot, and different than that found in all of the previous installments which is pretty freaking incredible when you think about it.

This series is shelved as Paranormal Romance, and even though the main couple’s relationship is always the head cheese, Cole never skimps on the action either which is smart. The locale was in constant flux thanks to Lanthe’s ability to create portals; readers get to travel from Pandemonia to Skye Hall to the belly of a beast. The Accession is so close that I can taste it, and the final pages left me feeling like something big is about to be let off the hook very soon.

As smooth a talker as Robert Petkoff is, even his honeyed voice could not save Thronos from himself. That being said, my internal narration would have probably painted the protagonist in a far worse light, so I owe every shred of enjoyment that I did receive from this character to one man. I’m also constantly amazed at how previous leads and secondaries are instantly recognizable as soon as Petkoff opens his mouth; he should be applauded for his TLC, and unwavering commitment to this series.

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for SWEET RUIN!

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7 responses to “Audiobook Review: Dark Skye by Kresley Cole (@kresleycole, @petkoff)

  1. Carmel, you are continually tempting me to just binge on this series…and I can’t. I must wait for my next credits! 😉 I’m glad the romance was surprising and well done in Dark Skye AND that the series’ arc continues to build towards something epic. I can’t wait to get to this one! But I do have a few in the series to listen to before I get here. 😉
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