- File Size: 640 KB
- Print Length: 236 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1543223249
- Publication Date: March 21, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06X9DT1K8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,532 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Empath Samara Shamus hasn’t seen her twin brother, Stefan, in over a month, and even worse, she can’t sense him. Encouraged by their late mother to hide their abilities, the twins still communicated telepathically and sensed each other’s presence.
Law enforcement isn't as concerned about Stefan's whereabouts and is little help, believing Stefan left on his own. Samara continues to visit her brother’s apartment and hang posters in the neighborhood but feelings of hopelessness threaten to overwhelm her.
A mysterious phone call leads Samara to meet with the Rebels, a secret group who protect humans from the paranormal world. Stefan has been spotted with the versi, undead instruments of the evil Necromancers.
A reckless attempt by the Rebels and Samara to ‘rescue’ Stefan takes them into a Necromancer hideout where they find Nicu Olaru, taken captive during the last battle between the Dark Shadows and the Necromancers.
Nicu is head of the Dark Shadows, eldest of the five royal children, and future king of the vampires.
He’s also highly pissed off at being locked in a cage. Nicu is awaiting execution ordered by Sodan, king of the Necromancers, because Nicu killed his son, Xalak (early in the series – and he really, really, really needed to die—let’s be clear on that!)
Nicu knows his brothers and the Dark Shadows team will come for him and is annoyed when he sees the inept Rebels sneaking into the necromancer lair. After a heated exchange, the Rebels leave without trying to find Stefan. They also leave Samara behind… and Nicu still trapped in his cell.
Samara frees Nicu and they make it to safety where Nicu contacts his brothers. While they await the Dark Shadows, the vampire and the empath steam up the sheets. Samara doesn’t understand her attraction to Nicu—besides his being a huge tower of alpha awesomeness—but Nicu knows Samara is his destined mate.
Yet, when the team arrives, Nicu allows Samara to walk away. Even though his sister and brothers have found their fated mates, Nicu doesn’t think he has a choice in taking his mate. As future king and leader of the Dark Shadows, the safety, and future of all vampires rest on his shoulders—he cannot afford such a ‘distraction.’
Unable to stay away from Samara, Nicu does a bit of stalking, but it is Samara who seeks Nicu out to tell him of the result of their one night of passion.
Honestly, I am not a fan of secret/surprise baby stories and usually avoid them, but I’m giving a wink and a nod to Nicu because I’ve seriously enjoyed this series, and I already know Nicu and Samara are destined mates.
The conflict between Nicu and Samara, the ultimate showdown with Sodan and his legion (Hey, the witches show up!) and the near-tragic outcome all come together to make this a great read and a fitting conclusion to the series.
Nicu and Samara are both very strongly written characters, and it was about time that Nicu became the star of his own story. Of all the characters that have had recurring roles, he was the one I felt was underplayed in so many of the stories. But with this book, the author finally shows us who he really is deep down, and it is about time.
I cannot say too much about the things that disappointed me, though, without giving spoilers, but there are some aspects of the ongoing plots that didn't wrap up in a way I found satisfactory. As much as I love the authors work, and as well as the main plot thread played out, I am still going to be wondering if there were another way to end the side plots, especially given how integral they have been throughout.
I fell in love with Cooper in book one but Holy Hotcakes Nicu has become my favorite. Maybe because I am the oldest in my family too and the type A personality completely pulls at me.
I love how Ariel Marie grabs your attention from the beginning and takes us on a wild ride. When I am yelling or coaching a character is when I fall in love with the story. The Olaru family makes the reader feel as a member of their family. So sad to see it end..... maybe one day we will learn of how the King and Queen found each other....
In any case it was an amazing ending to the series. Ive been looking forward to Nicus book since the beginning and I was definitely not disappointed. I hope we'll see more of the Olaru family in the future!
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