I heard great things about the Immortals After Dark series but read none of the books. The opportunity arose for me to read Munro, book 19, in the series. Big risk, but I was assured it could stand on its own. However, to get a feel of the world before jumping into Munro, I decided to read the first two books in the series, starting with 🎧︎The Warlord Wants Forever.
Title: The Warlord Wants Forever
The Warlord Wants Forever... the sensually charged novella that started it all! This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
Author(s): Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #0.5
Also in this series: A Hunger Like No Other , Munro
Narrator(s): Robert Petkoff
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on September 20, 2016
Length: 4 hours and 27 minutes
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchase, Scribd
Format: Audiobook, eBook
In this scorching series opener, #1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole introduces the captivating Immortals After Dark Series.
The WarlordNikolai Wroth, a ruthless vampire general, will stop at nothing to find his Bride, the one woman who can “blood” him, making his heart beat and filling him with strength. Coldly interested only in the power his Bride will bring, he can hardly believe when Myst the Coveted awakens him body—and soul.
The SeductressFamed throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, Myst has devoted her life to protecting a magical jewel and to fighting the vampires.Wroth provides her with the perfect opportunity to torment her sworn enemy—for with his new heartbeat comes a consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her. Denying him, she flees, struggling to forget his searing, possessive kiss.
The Hunt is on...She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen her enchanted jewel, giving him absolute power over her. Now that she’s his for the taking, he intends to make her experience first-hand the agonizing, unending lust she subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Nikolai realizes he wants far more than vengeance from Myst and frees her, will she come back to him?
The Warlord Wants Forever... the sensually charged novella that started it all!
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
🎧︎The Warlord Wants Forever was an interesting, unique and bizarre tale. The story hidden in the pages of this book was dark and steeped in heat. Myst and Nickolai burned up the pages with their sexy times.
Mysts actions at the outset revealed her cruel and vindictive side. Not that Nikolai was any better, as he planned to torture for information. The only difference, he didn’t follow through on his plans. During this time, he made a stunning discovery: Myst was his mate. A fact he discovered through a process known as blooding. Myst abandoned him, which she believed was the merciful option, as her sisters wanted to kill him. Her decision left him in mental, physical, and sexual torment. Five years later, after searching high and low, he found her and proceeded to take his revenge.
Few readers like myself would be on board with how this aspect of the story played out. The hero forcing the heroine to do his will, simply because she was his mate, and no other woman would suffice. I understand the need for revenge but taking away someone’s free will is a bit extreme.
Myst is quite the heroine. Sassy, strong, determined, funny, and a fighter. One would be hard-pressed to believe she had a crush on the hero based on her attitude towards him, but she did. Nikolai was possessive, obsessive, and dark.
The story may not have wowed me, but it piqued my curiosity as it relates to the world and the variety of supernatural species.
Robert Petkoff narrated, and he did a fantastic job in bringing the story to life. He brought to life all the characters and impressed me with his delivery, especially with the sex scenes. He could read the telephone directory and I would be entertained. Oh, man! He is that good.
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Wow I wasn’t familiar with this series but you’ve got me intrigued and I understand why the storyline gave you pause too. Thanks Nadene
I really need to catch up on this series. I am behind and it’s a good series.
Yeah, this one was really edgy back when it was released as was the one after it. I heard she even tamed it down since the edition I read. I read several later books in the series before coming back to the early ones which probably was smart or I might have abandoned the series early. 🙂 Cole’s paranormals are pretty brutal to each other even the romance mates, but that is tempered by the humor throughout.
Don’t think this one is my cup of tea, you are more adventuresome in your genres than I am.
This is a series that I have wanted to read but it is intimidating! It sounds like this was a good opening novella.
I haven’t read a book like that in years. 19 in a series is some achievement. Glad you enjoyed the book. Great review.
I am curious about this world. Great review Nadene.
This is not a genre I read but loved your review.. As for audio books, still not able to get into them for some reason..