What They Say:
An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate.
Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.
Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.
Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?
What I Say:
I would like to thank author Felicity Heaton for sending me a copy of this in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The book is the 3rd in the Eternal Mates Paranormal Series, although it is the 3rd book this could be read as a standalone story as with book 1 and 2, although there are characters from the previous books, Felicity takes care to give you enough back ground information. I would however strongly recommend that you read the 1st 2 books.
We meet Vail as he travels through the Fifth Realm, driven to the brink of madness by a witch, hence Vail hates witches, Vail is captured by demons who he should have been able to overcome but due to hisfragile state he is thrown in to the cells.
Rosalind is a witch, she was captured in the battle between the Third Realm and the Fifth Realm, tortured and used to heal warriors, when she is thrown into a cell with Vail and ordered to heal him, Rosalind also has a secret….
There is no denying the attraction between Rosalind and Vail, but Vail struggles with his lucidity and they both struggle with trust issues, they also find that they can’t bear to be apart from each other. The darkness is always threatening to engulf Vail, it is a testament to his strength that he has managed to hang on to his sanity, just about, but at every turn he is a man on the edge. Rosalind it the light that he needs to pull him through, I couldn’t help but like her as she is feisty, then there is her caring/healing side that doesn’t want to let go of Vail, she also struggles with nightmares from her past but not in the same way as Vail.
Will they manage to escape the King of the Fifth Realm? The journey they take will be treacherous for both of them and will they escape alive? Are they safe from the King? Are they safe from each other? These are the questions I found myself asking as I read and couldn’t wait to find out the answer.
The book is quite fast paced and found myself really liking Vail and wanting him to find his way to Rosalind. I wanted both of them to overcome their fears and find the truth. After reading book 2 this was totally different from what I was expecting to read next and a really great. The book is both darkness and light, with lots of twists.
Can’t wait now for the next book in the series to see where Felicity Heaton takes the story and the characters.
5 out of 5 stars
About The Author
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
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