Read ä eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Shannon K. ButcherBest book of the series thus far And better yet it has built expectation for future books I loved Nika even than Madoc which is saying something Nika might seem frail and in need of protection but she is a tough little woman Just the
woman for Madoc I loved the symbiosis of their elationship Their elationshipfor Madoc I loved the symbiosis of their elationship Their elationship t about one taking too much from the other but an eual exchange between them both I liked how things worked out with Madoc s lifemark and his dire situation as far as his soul I loved the fact that Nika wasn t willing to give up on him And her determination paid off beautifully for them both Nika managed to be a determined stubborn heroine without ever being annoying about it She just didn t give up on what was important to her and that was a good thing I was glad she powered through all those obstacles that stood between her and Madoc and finding her lost sister Tori Now you need to know I loved me some Madoc He s adorably fierce and grumpy but so marshmallow for Nika Just the way I like my heroes It should be interesting to see how Madoc progresses as a character since he will now be happily bonded Looking forward to itCan I say that the Sanguinars have me the he will now be happily bonded Looking forward to itCan I say that the Sanguinars have me the intrigued I love me some Tynan He is a brilliant mix of cunning beauty intelligence and manipulative nature He eminds me of an Anne Stuart hero That s a great complement I like Logan too The part near the end with the kids had me all warm and fuzzy I like the whole Sanginar angle and it makes me so eager to keep eading to see what they have up
their sleevesThe secondary storylines as usual were compelling Some made me sad and some very hopeful But all curioussleevesThe secondary storylines as usual were compelling Some made me sad and some very hopeful But all curious what happens next There is a lot of intensity anguish and suffering in these books I don t feel any sense of disconnection when I ead which is a very good thing I love how Ms Butcher builds excitement for the following books without making it into annoying cliffhangers Those drive me crazy It s of an Oh can t wait for the next book ather than shaking one s fist and spewing bad language out of frustrationIt s official I ve found another addictive highly explosive paranormal series to follow Works for me Madoc is a warrior on the brink of losing his soul Drawn inexplicably to a fragile woman who is not his mate he fights his attraction to Nika by keeping his distance and works only to save her from the demons who have haunted her mind and have left her first 5 StarsThis is one of my favorite books of all time I love this series but I think that after the first three books the author eally amped it up in this oneBut to be honest I became interested in Madoc and Nika ight from book twoI wanted to skip over everything to get to them There was some special kind of magic between them They both were sort of outsiders who came up on the short end of the stick most of the timeyou know tortured and yet I couldn t help ooting for them There is such a pull between them I emember in former books Nika begging for. For nine years Nika has had one goal to save her younger sister from the Synestryn who hold her captive Now the psychic bond Nika forged with her sibling is fading and time is unning out But the one man who can unlock the power inside her left and neve. .
Madoc who was not trusted to be hear her and he laying his cheek on the wall in the oom next to her s just to get as close to her as possible He the only man who could touch her and got her to eatand she the only one not intimidated by his mean bully tactics She tells him to sit down and shut up when he get s out of hand And when he is trying to scare her she is like Pffftyeah what ever uote You e getting dangerously close to pissing me off He warned Her chin ose an inch You don t scare me Madoc esponds No guess that just proves how soft in the head you eally are Shannon K Butcher Living Nightmare I originally ead this in April of 2011 and loved it thenbut with my e ead of the series I feel as though I am getting so much out of this story this timeMadoc is one of the Theronai or immortal warriors from a ace of people who are protecting humans from the Synestryn or demons who wish to conuer humankind and make them their food source He is also one of the oldest who is close to losing his soul He is grumpy a bully and cantankerous Nika is the sister of another Theronai mate Andrawho shares her mind with cantankerous Nika is the sister of another Theronai mate Andrawho shares her mind with high functioning level of synestryn and has been dying from this connection over the last two books She spent 9 years in mental hospitals as humans tried to diagnose her problemsAlthough they have spent months drawn to each otherNika chasing Madoc and he unning from herthey come together in this book and it is like fireworks when that happensThere are plot twists egarding the Sanguiniers and their Project Lullaby They continue to scare the heck out of methey are so uietly plotting and yet they are likeable and interesting Logan get s called back and we know he is the subject of the next book Oh and we find out that Nika was view spoilerright in her belief that Tori the third sister is alive and being captive in the caves with a Synestryn Lord Zillah He has in fact impregnated herto make some babies which are able to hide among humans as they look so much like them and can be trained as a minion of the Synestrynif all else fails they are food Iain is out killing these monstrosities who look like human babiesimagine doing that He is the meanest and nastiest and perfect for the joboh and Notice how similar Project Lullaby is hide spoiler I don t want to go into too much detail on this eview for a couple easons Mostly because I eceived it as an ARC and since it s a new elease I ll try not to put spoilers in my eviewSoothat being said I eally had a hard time putting this book downIt was jam packed with
A Ton Of Action It With Nika Trying Toton action It began with Nika trying to up the bones of her sister Tori Tori was taken by the s gath demons the night Nika was infected by the demons Nika has a tenuous telepathic connection with her younger sister but since she s still weak and since her mind is shared by the s gath demons who ingested her blood her mind talents are potentially strong but not uite strong enough to help her sister or to stay out of the s gath mi. R eturned leaving Nika alone to escue a sister everyone else believes is deadMadoc swore to himself he would never enter Dabyr again For his soul is nearly dead and he fears what he might do to those he's sworn to protect especially Nika If he accompa. Nds They can call her and use her intelligence to help them hunt Madoc grabs her and saves her from freezing her butt off and she in turn helps him out I won t tell how he he evil laughMadoc has been avoiding Nika but he s been trying to do 2 things 1 destroy as many of the demons as destroy as many of the demons as can to give Nika slivers of her mind back And 2 his last leaf has fallen from his tree and his soul will die soon so he s trying to hide that He s had a few leaves tattooed back on his bare tree and he has a magical ing that will slow the descent of his last
leafWell I won t spoil what else that ing is doing to MadocI won t spoil what else that ing is doing to Madoc it s great when Nika takes it off himI m eally super intrigued as to what will happen with a bunch of the characters we ve been introduced to and I was so surprised at what Gilda did she did a lot of things that even in theory weren t good ideas Wow for being a leader she s got some dark secrets The lifting of the vow so her daughters will grow up was well done and sad at the same time I wonder what will happen with Maura and SibylI got irritated a lot with the shifting points of view it got annoying to get every single character s pov Andra and Paul s little bit was unnecessary it could have been done differently but it was nice to see previous characters I got incredibly intrigued at what the Sanguinar vampires are doing by playing matchmaker with people who are compatible enough to have a baby of the Sentinel s kind From what I can gather the Sanguinar are slowly starving to death I m not sure why they don t take human blood but they are hungry constantly weak and when they do get Theronai blood they are powerfulMoving on Nika and Madoc are a great pair and I loved watching Nika pursue him I just wanted to smack Madoc in the back of the head for ignoring the obvious But I hated how they were for the second half of the book They weren t as close as I d hoped and Nika became fixated on saving Tori I get that she had been already and that it needed to be done but she wasn t strong enough nor was she thinking with her head It drove me nuts I hate seeing characters ignore common senseI liked the ending even though it was slightly open ended and I am super excited for the next book It s about Logan a Sanguinar see eview on After the disappointment of the previous installment this book was fantasticNika although not physically strong is strong in character Madoc although physically strong is dying Together they are each others salvation I much preferred Nika in this book to previous heroines because she wasn t thrust into a world she didn t understand or want Her outlook towards her situation was much believable than the girls who came before her The story flowed nicely although I still have many unanswered uestionsI dinged one star for writing style I hate that the author switches to a different scene once you each a climatic point Makes me skim the scene until we eturn to the other characters Great installment can t wait to ead the next book. Nies her into the Synestryn ealm his forbidden desire for her may unleash the savage monster within him But Nika's need to escue her sister soon becomes intertwined with her passion for Madoc while the a key to victory in the war may be within her ea. .
Shannon K. Butcher