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Forgotten in Darkness (Scimitar Magi) [Kindle Edition]

Zoe Forward
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Book Description

After an unjustified two-century stint in purgatory, Scimitar Magus Dakar returns to the human realm, renewing his eons-old curse. Either he or the woman he loves must murder the other within days of meeting in each new lifetime. To break the vicious cycle, he must kill her before she strikes her deathblow, something he's never done in the past.

Archaeology grad student Shay McGinnis suffers a near-death attack in pursuit of a piece of Scimitar Magi lore. But did the magnificent warrior who pinned her to the wall injure her or the daemon he fought? In her search for answers, she draws the attention of both an ancient evil sorcerer and the warrior Dakar. The attraction between her and Dakar is instant, and for Shay confusing. She wants to be with him, but intuition equates him with death. Not random death. Hers.

Will this be the lifetime they break the curse before they are murdered by an age-old enemy or worse kill each other yet again?


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"With a fresh new take on paranormal romance Zoe Forward is great....Zoe brings the reader into a fresh new world readers in the paranormal romance genre really haven't gotten to tap into....tantalizing chemistry and very steamy love scenes...Zoe has done a fantastic job.. I can't wait to read more in the future!"  - BTSeMag
 
"Forgotten in Darkness starts off with a bang and the action never stops...It is different and unique with all the magik flying and the guys are just awesome." - Waves of Fiction
 
"Is there anything more delicious than a tattooed band of badass warriors? Zoe Forward might have created the best brotherhood since BDB and Dark-Hunters!" InD'Tale Magazine

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Connect with Zoe at:
Website: zoeforward.com
Blog: zoeforwardblog.blogspot.com
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Twitter: twitter.com/ZoeForward1

Product Details

  • File Size: 474 KB
  • Print Length: 358 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 162830118X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc; Black Rose 1st edition (September 22, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FDSLRIS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #486,015 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Forgotten in Darkness by Zoe Forward is her 2nd book in her Scimitar Magi Series. To give you a brief description of the premise of this series: There are a group of Scimitar Magus immortal warriors, who are guardians to protect humans against the evil Daemons., not to mention very sexy hunks. In the first book we met Kira, who was destined for Ashor, the Magus’s leader; and she also was the long awaited healer.

In Forgotten in Darkness we get to see all of the group from the first book, and Kira continues to be awesome. But this story belongs to Shay, as our heroine and Dakar, our hero, who have always been destined for each, in each of their lives. When a Scimitar Magus dies, they are reborn, and eventually will remember their past lives. Most of the group do not remember their past yet, but Dakar remembers everything and everyone, including Shay. Early on Dakar came across as arrogant, and not really likable, but he has been locked in the middle realm for two centuries by the gods, who have now decided to release him to help the group fight off the evil Daemons.

Dakar knows he has a short time left before he and Shay must die again, at each others hands. This was a curse put on both of them by the evil Daemon/Sorcerer Djoser, which forces one to kill the other. Dakar loves Shay, and tries to get her to remember their past. Shay, who lives as a human, has been researching the Scimitar Magus, and this research brings her straight into the arms of Dakar, and the rest of the group, including the evil Djoser.

What follows is an exciting story, non-stop intense action with all of our favorites fighting to save a young boy (a reborn magus), who may have answers to end this curse.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Love is a battlefield.

With ancient curses and dangerous monsters to contend with Shay has a lot more to worry about than some ancient artifacts. The world building in this story was very well done. I loved how the author was able to interweave ancient myths and magic into the modern world. Their was also plenty of action and adventure in some exotic locales. Also there was of course a healthy dose of some steamy romance!

Shay is an intelligent and strong woman, but all her courage will be put to the test when she is attacked by an ancient evil. I enjoyed her wit an tenacity. She was definitely no quitter and pulled through even when things got tough. I also really enjoyed her banter with Dakar.

Dakar was one sexy warrior. He was strong, loyal, and a bit stubborn. I loved seeing him get to Shay. Their interactions were always interesting. He was a great hero and match for Shay. They really brought out the best in each other.

If adventure and romance is what your looking for, look no further than "Forgotten in Darkness"!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Action Packed & Interesting Plot December 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I received a copy of this story for an honest review for Amber's Reading Room.

For two centuries Scimitar Magus Dakar has toiled in the treacherous Middle Realm battling daemons. When the Gods pull Dakar back into the real world, he knows it’s only a matter of time before the curse that has plagued him across time restarts. The curse, to find his reincarnated soul-mate, fall madly in love/lust, and then have one kill the other within two weeks of their first meeting.

Archaeology student Shay has turned the childhood stories of the Scimitar Magi, immortal warriors for the Egyptian Gods, which her mother used to tell her into her PhD thesis. In a desperate attempt to confirm their existence and make her thesis legit, Shay travels to a church in South America. What she finds instead is a flesh and blood Magus mid battle with a very nasty daemon. When that Magus turns his attention to Shay, the familiarity he radiates is anything but comforting.

“He still didn’t meet her gaze. Nor did he make any effort to explain why she remained immobilized between him and the wall. His profiled lips thinned. Situation status: Deep shit.”

Will Dakar be able to jog Shay’s memories of their lives together without ending up dead by her hands? Can the existing Magi brotherhood convince Dakar to rejoin their ranks and serve out his purpose in the protection of the Gods? Will the evil Djoser come to power and claim Shay for his queen?

Straight up, if you are not a solid paranormal fan you may find this a challenging read. Author Zoe Forward throws lore fast and furious including some terms that if you don’t review the glossary at the end of the story before jumping in, you may find yourself scratching your head.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great sequel :) December 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Book two in the Scimitar Magi is slightly different from the first. Another paranormal romance that deepens into the world created by Zoe and leaves you waiting for more.

This time we have Dakar, an ancient Magus released from purgatory after spending the last two centuries there. With all his memories and a curse at his back, he is back ready to face the demons and love. Shay, an archaeology grad student who is not afraid of getting her hands dirty, gets too close to the legends and ancient religions she study when a demon attacks her and she is saved by a mystery man.

After their first encounter we have to wait a lot of chapters for them to be reunited. This for me was a thing that put the book on a slow level. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of action, explosion, fights and adrenaline runs through those chapters but the sexual tension is almost non-existing. Luckily, the waiting is rewarded with lots of pages full with the kind of romance we like.

Dakar and Shay are amazing characters, with so many layers that is easy to picture them as real. They also have a past in common, which is incredible described and created. The author does an outstanding work writing about the ancient Egypt and the gods. The words flow naturally and the language is engaging and easy to read.

One of the best parts is the apparition of the different deities. They really like to have fun messing with everyone’s lives and they are not ashamed of it.

Another good thing is that we still get to read about the characters we felt in love the first time (Ashor and Kira). Mainly is the story of a new magus but he is part of a bigger world and I loved how the author joins their stories.

Overall, the sequel is everything you would expect. The magi continue being sexy, strong, brave and hot. I can’t wait for their next adventure.

*** I received an ARC from the author in exchange of an honest review. ***
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
A little slow at the start...but got really good .....can't wait to read the next installment...:)
Published 6 days ago by Snowaidene
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Enthralling Read!
Shay is trying to prove that the scimitar exist and is writing her thesis on them. But while looking to prove her theory, she is attacked and lands in a coma for weeks. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mary Kirkland
5.0 out of 5 stars Once again, the author really hit the mark!
I bought this book as soon as I finished the first in the Magi series! I was so hooked on the characters that I had to have more, immediately. Read more
Published 11 months ago by LJ Vickery
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT READ
WOW… What an amazing read! Nice weekend distraction. You fall right into the lives of these characters and you can’t put the book down. Read more
Published 11 months ago by cls
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten in Darkness
This is a great book a must read. Make sure you don't forget to read her first book as well.
Published 11 months ago by Jennifer Voltz
4.0 out of 5 stars The Magi are back and I LOVE it!!
The Magi are back, and the adventures and dangers just keep coming. This is book two of the Scimitar Magi series and I still say this is one of my favorite paranormal series. Read more
Published 11 months ago by {Books She Reads}
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Two Jumps In With a New Magi Warrior and His Story- Cursed Love
Shay McGinnis is on an expedition to hunt down an old ship's diary clue to a ring that will help her with her thesis proving the existence of a group known as the Scimitar Magi. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sophia Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars A magical romance.
Loved this book! It is such a great love story. The fact that Dakar can remember all his past lives is amazing. The down side is he remembers how he dies. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Antoinette M
5.0 out of 5 stars Great action packed story.
It always amazes me how authors can come up with good story lines. This is another example. I was hooked from the beginning. I loved the connection between Shay and Dakar. Read more
Published 12 months ago by monica
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More About the Author

Zoe Forward is a hopeless romantic who can't decide between paranormal and urban fantasy romance. So she writes both. In addition to being a mom to one rambunctious kindergartener and wife to a conservation ecologist who plans to save all the big cats on the planet, she's a small animal veterinarian caring for all the small furries, although there is the occasional hermit crab.

When she's not typing at her laptop, she's tying on a karate belt for her son or cleaning up the newest pet mess from the menagerie that occupies her house. She's madly in love with her globe trotting husband of ten years and happiest when he returns to their home base in North Carolina.

Visit Zoe online at zoeforward.com

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