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Summary

In this highly anticipated fifteenth novel in the Immortals After Dark series, number one New York Times best-selling 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?

©2014 Kresley Cole (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Ok, but not the best IAD

Whilst I didn't hate this one, I really didn't love it either. Thronos, I really liked as the hero, but Lanthe just got on my nerves. The bickering went on a tad too long for me and I found myself bored with it. Worth a listen, its in no way bad, its just not my favourite in the series.

The narrator, Robert Petkoff, was as always, amazing. He reads these books as if he's living them. I could honestly listen to him reading his shopping list.

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Lovely story

Lovely story. Fast paced and engaging from beginning to end.
Looking forward to the next

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Love Immortals

Read all precious books so loved the series. This was my first immortal audio book. It will not be my last! brilliantly narrated. All of Cole's humorous writing style was brilliantly portrayed. laughed out loud.

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Dark Skye's

Kresley Cole at her finest Melanthe & Thronoe's are the greatest of enemies due to a family feud come read their story it's amazing escaping there enemies becoming to depend on each other. It's an amazing and dreadful time for them both but love prevails in the end. Enjoy.

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  • tina
  • 06-08-14

No one does it like Kresley Cole

Few authors manage to keep a complex storyline fresh through so many books (14) like Kresley Cole. Throughout the series Cole has paired the most unusual but credible characters who are each so different, with different challenges and personalities. But in this installment we finally get an inkling as to the method for the madness in delicious returns of recurring characters like Nix. In this tale we get glimpses into why Nix has been meddlingg since the beginning of the series, and we get further direction into Nix's own story arc.

What has surprised me so much is how so many books she wrote in the series have a point-in-time intersection in the immortal prison island and then each expand outward in different plots. Many of these such as Declan and Regin, Malkom & Carrow, Uiellum & Chloe and of course the incomparable lunatic Lothaire ( recent books preceding Dark Skye), follow a similar outline of epic obstacles in the fantasy multi-verse, romantically resistant characters, but feature such richly detailed stories they each stand out and alone.

Cole's uniqueness in this genre is her ability to weave complex but riveting adventurous tales of romantic pursuit, with strong physical desires that become tempered by intense self-sacrificial love. While Cole doesn't hold back describing erotic scenes, one isn't struck by the gratuitous nature of the scenes, but a furthering of the growing bonds between our two heros.

Of course, the series wouldn't be so wonderful to listen to had anyone but Robert Petkoff been the performer. Petkoff's versatility in voices and accents is astounding. I've listened to around 500 audiobooks in the past few years, and few compare to his flawless and compelling delivery.

If you are new to Kresley Cole, note that the price of the audiobooks is one of the best buys in romantic fiction. Superb writing, excellent suspense and adventure, crazy poignant love stories and some of the best audio performance out there--the prices of many of the books in this series are well below a credit and making it the best bang for your romance buck.

Strongly recommend this book for credit or cash.

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  • C. McNeil
  • 16-08-14

Phenomenal... wasn't ready for it to end.

What made the experience of listening to Dark Skye the most enjoyable?

Kresley Cole writing skills and Robert Petkoff narrating abilities make the whole series work. Together they make "Immortals After Dark" phenomenal.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Skye?

How Thronos and Lanthe first met and his cute nick name for her. ****Spoiler Alert**** Also, it touched me at the end of the story when he was getting his memory back he used her nick name. SO... touching!

Which character – as performed by Robert Petkoff – was your favorite?

Honestly... all of them.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I wasn't ready for it to end by a long shot. I wanted more.... Kresley makes characters and stories come to life.

Any additional comments?

Buy it NOW! You wont regret it at all. Buy the whole series if you haven't already!!!

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  • Candace ~ Book Addict Haven
  • 27-04-16

Not My Favorite Couple, But Still Better Than Most

I had been looking forward to to Melanthe's story ever since she was introduced in her sister Sabine's story. I grew even more curious about this sorceri when reading subsequent books in the series and hearing accounts of her captivity by The Order. After all of the built up anticipation, I admit that I feel a little underwhelmed. This one ended up being just "okay" for me.

From the start, I had difficulty connecting to Lanthe and Thronos. Whereas Sabine's story highlighted Lanthe's fierce loyalty and protectiveness of her sister, this book shed light on many of her less endearing qualities, such as her cruelty to Thronos when they were children. Even though she thought that her actions were justified by his supposed betrayal, I didn't buy it. She was supposed to be his best friend. Didn't that count for anything?

While Lanthe's promiscuity may be a turn-off for many, this didn't bother me in the least. What did bother me was the endless slut-shaming behavior of Thronos. Get over it, guy! Again, it was hard for me to get past this.

Additionally, the prudish, uptight behavior of Thronos was irritating. Although I did have a few laughs at his expense, his stuffy, holier than thou demeanor was almost unbearable. Even once he'd seemingly accepted his sexual desire for Lanthe and I thought his inhibitions were going to be a thing of the past, they reared their ugly head again.

I don't care how hard you try, there is nothing that is going to make the idea of a sex sheet to divide them during sex, with only a hole for their genitalia, sexy to me. Yuck! Let it go, Thronos! Embrace your inner perviness!

Although this couple was not a favorite of mine, I very much enjoyed the progression of the series's storyline that occurred in this book. Nix is back at it, orchestrating more than we know. Finally, we learn the whereabouts of the Valkyrie leader, Fury. More and more the pieces are coming together.

Overall, I give this 3 stars. It was "okay" for me, but didn't hold the same lure as earlier books in this series. I continue to love the strong, badass heroines of this series, but this particular book fell short for me.

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  • MeWow Kitty Kitty
  • 15-08-15

Liked

I enjoyed this story but it wasn't my favorite in the series. I enjoyed Lothaire much more. All Melanthe had to do was actually communicate instead of run and all problems would have been solved from the very beginning....I also didn't like how she kept saying she was searching for man who would love her. She had one all along:/

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  • Ezinwanyi
  • 05-10-14

Not among my favorites in the series

This one is not among my top 5 in this series. It was good but I have had way better in this series.
Thronos and Melanthe were introduced in book Kiss of a Demon King, I had wondered about this two.

Thronos and Lanthe were childhood best friends. The Vrekener prince and the sorceri were not supposed to hang out, but Thronos would sneak to Lanthe as often as he could. When the Vrekeners slaughtered the Sorceri, Lanthe couldn't forgive Thronos, and so even though she knew he was her fated one, she ran from Thronos.

Of course when Nix started maneuvering everyone to that jail were Declan and the Order imprisoned the Lore creatures, Nix directed Thronos there so he could find Lanthe.

Then the next 8 hours of the book was full of bickering and it just got of my nerves after all. It wasn't even good banter. It lasted way to long so by the time they got lovey dovey, it was anti-climatic for me. I didn't like Lanthe as much as I liked Sabine. But I liked Thronos and I felt that he had genuine beef with Lanthe's looseness. I supported his gripes and I felt him. If the author took off just a little of the animosity and mistrust, this reunion of childhood friends would have been sweeter

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  • Katheryne
  • 18-08-14

Kresley Cole is an author that never disappoints

Hands down one of the best paranormal romance series EVER! Most tend to get stale after too many books, but this one keeps getting better and better. This is number 14 in the Immortals After Dark series and it is as fresh as the first. I love how Ms. Cole weaves the timelines of her books together and revisits moments we have seen by other characters in previous books. It's just brilliant! I wish I could give this book (and the series) 10 stars!


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  • Linda
  • 10-01-16

Seriously Hot!

One of my faves, I did not want it to end, I look forward to seeing them in future stories and see how they are doing. Great storyline with lots of familiar faces, I don't know how Petkoff keeps them all straight, but he does and is wonderful at it!

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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 10-08-14

EVERY HOUR LOST IN WRITING THIS IT WAS SO WORTH IT

Well KC's done it again.... she's given her fans a funny, touching, exciting, emotional, mesmerising and action-packed story that's hauntingly touching as the friendship between the doomed young Immortals all too soon turns into hate and obsession. But, as the now scarred and damaged Thronos, finally captures Lanthe and their perilous journey begins trust, belief, faith in each other, love and plenty of sex gives them the HEA. However, in true KC style there's still more open mouthed shocks, surprises and twists still to come.

And, as usual, it was read by the Maestro of Narrators RP who brings to life a whole host of characters and creatures and gives each well-written sentence just the right vocal inflection so you feel the thrill, or the sadness or the joy as if you were there experiencing it with them. KC and RP what a team, I'm standing up applauding you both for jobs well done.... now please give us an encore.

Worth a credit? I've happily already used 14 credits on the IAD series and, if KC keeps writing them, then I'll gladly keep spending them.... so that folks is a big fat YES.

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  • Monica
  • 06-08-14

This whole serie is one of the Best!!!!!!

I love this serie and I love the narrator Robert , it is sooo good ,
There is nothing Else to say !!!!
Try it , it is worth all the money !

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  • Jessica
  • 05-09-14

Love Kressly Cole!!!

What made the experience of listening to Dark Skye the most enjoyable?

Robert Petkoff is amazing!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Skye?

When they were children and he called her Lamb.

Which scene was your favorite?

When they thought they were in the meadow.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had an extreme reaction to Nix's side story/ When they found Fury and when Lanthe read Lothaire's letter.

Any additional comments?

I don't like the Sorceri. They are my least favorite in the lore. They are physically weak and whiny.

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