When the Seraphim ruled the heavens, a vain angel dared to risk everything for the love of a human and paid the price of eternal damnation.
Sold into slavery when he was six years old, Kai has never known love. As he reached maturity, his slavers realized Kai was no ordinary man. There was something else lurking inside. An uncontrollable force that feeds on his rage and anger gives him the advantage when thrown into the pits of Darkmide to fight for his life. There he learns that killing brings rewards - after each win, he's given a female slave to sate his sexual needs.
After years of many victories and a life of pain under the lash, Kai breaks free from his chains and releases all the slaves, raging a bloody war against the slavers and killing them all. Closing down the goldmines in Darkmide, he vows no one else will die doing the backbreaking work of harvesting gold.
His deeds are famed throughout the lands, and after four years, he settles in Blackhill, a town not far from Darkmide, where he rules with a firm hand.
King Garlan from Brightstone, afraid of losing his throne to a threat from the Highlands, and hearing of Kai's formidable reputation, sends his envoy to request an alliance with the infamous warrior. The agreement is to offer his daughters hand in marriage, Princess Eloise, in exchange for Kai's support. Kai instantly falls for the beautiful princess and soon discovers he's not the only one with a secret.
©2015 Julie Nicholls (P)2015 Julie Nicholls
Intriguing, hot, and steamy
Meeting Kai of Darkmide for the first time
Kai is my favourite character by far
It's not an emotion, but I just couldn't put it down as I was desperate to know what would happen next
I'm so glad there is a sequel to this book!
Scott Richard Ehredt brings the characters of Julie Nicholls book to life with such a passion that you can visualise each person as he reads. This is a must read and listen book. It is deserving of each of its five stars.
the whole story ... it was written beautifully and with a lot of passion but i expected nothing less from Julie Nicholls ... i loved reading the book and be able to hear it now makes it even more amazing :)
first he has an awesome voice ... and he makes the characters even more real than they already were while reading it ...
I would , I loved the audio version but the print version is good also
I had a meeting with a bunch of friends to go on a 2-day trip, so I decided to listen within 2 hours of free time I had before we set off, the author pen was so strong and piercing , had made the characters of story such realistic that I could deeply feel as if they are alive , besides the time seemed not to be passing even my vital signs had stopped in a way that I could feel no hunger or thirst , I hadn't even noticed my cell and doorbell ringing..I lost the trip lol .....an intense story , loved it and truely enjoyed
I read a lot of fantasy paranormal romance, and I have read the first two books in this series in ebook, and as soon as I heard this was coming to audio, I had to have it. It's a good size and supplies hours of listening. The story is complex and engaging and while I prefer to read, I wanted to try this audio book and was not disappointed at all! I am going to cross my fingers that the 2nd book in the series, Angel Within will also be in audio!
The length. It's a great story and has complex plots and twists. The characters are engaging and I could 'see' them.
The finale!! It was perfect! It built up and the narrator was exceptional. The narrator was obviously enjoying himself too. There are some effects when ...well I can't say because it will give the story away, but it was very well done.
More twists than a celtic knot!
I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good story with there romance. While the sex is explicite, it's tastefully done, and very very hot.
"Really good read"
In the top 5
The scene in the Temple and the finale
He's very good.
Kai of Darkmide is no angel.
"The story was intriguing and kept me listening."
The story was intriguing and kept me listening. The plot and character development was excellent. However, the sex was boring and totally a waste. Those pages would have been better spent on the final battle which was way to short. I am a man who loves erotica, but truth be told I fast forwarded through all of it as it just bored me. It was the worst part of the book and not needed.
I will buy the next book as I definitely fell for the characters and want to continue with how there lives progress.
"Demon Within is simply captivating!"
Best audiobook I've ever listened to! Scott Richard Ehredt's narration is fantastic! He brings the intriguing story of Kai of Darkmide to life.
"What a thrilling collaboration."
This audiobook ranks at the top of my list. I will definitely be looking for others.
I cannot pick one moment from Demon Within as there are many. The depth of emotion and development of each character held my attention throughout the book and shows the versatility of the author.
This is the first of Mr. Ehredt's performances I have experienced, but it will not be the last. The shading and various voices show an admirable talent and extensive range of expression..
Yes. I could not help but continue and spent an entire day wrapped in this story. I experienced many emotions while listening and look forward to more from Ms. Nicholls and Mr. Ehredt.
The collaboration of the writer and narrator is a perfect match. Both Ms. Nicholls and Mr.Ehredt are extremely talented.
She did a great job creating this book, sexy, hot , steamy, intense ! I've been waithing for so long for this book and when I got it I was so excited ! this book was what I expected and more , wow what a darling story , its masterpiece ,loved it soooooooooo much and really enjoyed , she is an excellent author my love for her books is unconditional and eternal.
"literally nothing happens in this book."
pretty boring overall. long stretches of nothing happening followed by short bursts of nothing happening.
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