on January 20th, 2009
Pages: 432 pages
Amazon • Narrator: Robert Petkoff
From New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes this spellbinding story of a demon king trapped by an enchantress for her wanton purposes -- and the scorching aftermath that follows when he turns the tables and claims her as his captive.
Sabine, Sorceress of Illusions: the evil beauty who surrenders her body, but not her heart.
Rydstrom Woede: the ruthless warrior who vows to keep her at all costs.
THEY WERE NEVER SUPPOSED TO WANT EACH OTHER THIS MUCH...
With each smoldering encounter, their shared hunger only increases. If they can defeat the sinister enemy that stands between them, will Sabine make the ultimate sacrifice for her demon? Or will the proud king lay down his crown and arms to save his sorceress?
Occurring concurrently with Book 6, the fallen King Rydstrom Woede was on this way to meet his brother Cade, as they attempt to make a trade with Groot for a sword forged with the expressed purpose of defeating Rydstrom’s archenemy Omort the Deathless.
Omort, who got wind of the plot, sent his half-sister Sabine, queen of illusions to intercept Rydstrom before he got to Groot. Omort planned to have Sabine seduce Rydstrom, since she was his fated queen, so she could become pregnant his son and thus have one of their own continue to rule the Kingdom of Rothkalina. Sabine managed to capture Rydstrom and locked up in his own dungeon, and thus began a battle of wills. Sabine tried to seduce Rydstom, and Rydstrom fought to resist her nefarious plot. This dangerous dance brought both of them closer and closer their foretold fate, as king and queen.
This book was just as good as the previous book. Rydstrom was the serious and super principled brother, so he lacked that hilarious wit of Cadeon. But Rydstom was strong and respectable, so I enjoyed him in a different way. This story has a lot of sexual tension. Oh man, it was fun to see them fight each other with all they had to win. While Sabine would appear just evil and ruthless, her relationship with her sister Lanthe revealed a softer and more loving side, so I knew there was good there too. I loved her swagger and her arrogance, but soon due to Rydstrom, I began to see the vulnerability as well. I loved what the author did with these two characters and I am glad they worked out well. I am getting into the groove with this series, and I don’t know if I will wait a month to read the next book.