Title: Demon from the Dark
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark, #10
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Pocket (Imprint of Simon & Schuster)
Date Published: August 24th, 2010
A DANGEROUS DEMON SHE CAN’T RESIST . . .
Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he’s pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard.
A MADDENING WITCH HE ACHES TO CLAIM . . .
Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.
TRAPPED TOGETHER IN A SAVAGE PRISON . . .
In order for Malkom and Carrow to survive, he must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When Malkom becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?
How does Kresley Cole do it? Seriously, she’s amazing. In this TENTH IAD novel, I am still in love with this series. It is not only NOT getting old and stale, but it is getting better and better. I just love this series, it’s got to be my all time #1 favorite.
In this story Carrow, a witch, has been captured and is imprisoned with many other immortals. Their captures are relentless and uncaring, doing whatever they must to gather together the immortal beings they seek to study and torture. Carrow finds herself among these beings. But it gets worse when she finds out a young witch who’s her niece (I think?) named Ruby, who is only seven, has been captured as well. Now her captures are using the young witch against Carrow in order to lure and bring in Malkom Slaine, a vemon (vampire-demon mix). But, when she finally meets Malkom, will she be able to betray him in order to save Ruby from her prison?
Like I said above, I don’t know how Kresley Cole does it. She is truly an amazing and talented writer. Here you have Carrow and Malkom, neither of which speak the same language, and yet she still manages to create a believable and touching relationship between them. Even with the language barrier, Carrow and Malkom’s relationship was incredible. I just felt so much for Malkom and all he’s been through in his past. I really understood his emotions and why he did what he did. But, I also understood why Carrow did what she did. It created a story that was heartbreaking, but also one that you hope will work out as you continue to turn the page.
Sometimes I have trouble liking IAD characters at first. In the IAD series, we all know that the males become very protective and possessive over their females from first glance. Sometimes, their actions due to this can cause a little bit of dislike on my end at first. Once I get to know the characters more I find myself liking them and all their possessive glory. But with Malkom, I liked him from the first time we meet him. He was nothing but good to Carrow, and his past…well, it’s amazing he is the man he is with such a past.
I liked Carrow as well, but not as much as some of the females in the past IAD books. I didn’t have any problems with her, I just didn’t connect with her as much. She had some really great, and funny, moments in this book though. I also liked that she didn’t really battle against her feelings, but stayed true to them all the way.
Another cool thing about this book is that a lot of past main characters were in this story, banding together. It was really good to see them and their spouses again — as well as just all of them together. Also, some secondary characters from the past books had slightly larger roles in this book. Quite a few of them even had some potential setups for future novels about them, so I’m looking forward to their stories as well (Regin, Lanthe, Lothaire). I foresee some more overlapping novels for the next several books — which I love the idea of!
Overall, this was another fantastic IAD novel and I can’t recommend it enough. I do recommend you read the others first though. This series has a big overall picture going on throughout the novels and they are much more enjoyable for reading them in order. But anyways, I loved this book and I loved the characters. Can’t wait for the next one — only one week in counting!
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