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Good writing, great heroine, hero does not do it for me.
on August 25, 2015
There are so many good books and so little time. I always intended to read Ms. Cole and just purchased this ebook on sale. I like her writing, but I had a hard time relating to the hero in Dreams of a Dark Warrior. Both as Declan and as Aiden, this hero just did not come off. Aiden is a beserker who falls for a Valkyrie named Regin the Radiant. She is one of Oden's daughters who leaves Valhalla to rescue her sister. She left because of a man who soon deserted her and Regin could not return. She was assisted in finding her sister by Aiden, who takes her away to his family because she is only 12. She hides from him but goes to his camp when she comes of age. He is killed shortly thereafter and she awaits his reincarnation knowing that should he kiss her his memories will return and he will die shortly thereafter.
Regin is captured a put into an immortal prison by Aiden's current reincarnation Declan. Love and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Declan does not do it for me. He is weak and so was Aiden, for all of his prowess in battle.
I love Regin and all the valkyries and witches. They are kicka** characters that make you smile. There is an inherent risk in starting at the 11th book in the series, but I had no problems following. I am sure starting from the beginning in books that tie the characters together is a much better plan. The writing was good, I loved the heroine, but the hero did nothing for me. I could not understand how he could do anything for Regin either. This whole tortured hero thing has been done to death.