Two opponents must confront the cause of their obsessive fury in the latest Novel of the Elder Races…
As a harpy, Sentinel Aryal is accustomed to dealing with hate, but Sentinel Quentin Caeravorn manages to inspire in her a burning ire unlike anything she’s ever known. Aryal believes the new Sentinel to be a criminal, and vows to take him out as soon as the opportunity arises. But the harpy’s incessant wrath has pushed Quentin to the limit, and forces him to make a deadly vow of his own.
To put an end to the conflict, Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, sends them on a reconnaissance mission to the Elven land of Numenlaur. Forced to work together, Aryal and Quentin’s mutual antagonism escalates. Each fight draws forth more passion—culminating in an explosively sexual confrontation. But when their quest reveals real danger, Aryal and Quentin must resolve their differences in ways beyond the physical, before the entire Wyr is threatened.
A FTC disclosure. I have no relationship with this author but I am a rabid fan of this series.
This a shortie review ‘cos I wanted to big up this book. In my head, I split this series into two; Dragos books and Other. This book was one I’ve been waiting since the very first Dragos book and it did not disappoint.
Quentin and Aryal are characters that made an impression the first time I read about them. He is the mysteriously dreamy man who tried to help Pia in the first book. She is the massive bitch that won’t forgive Pia for her past actions and needed a smack-down. How they were ever going to end up together was a bloody mystery to me, but get together they did!
This book is set in the barren wasteland that has become of Numenlaur. The scenes that were set in there were often not pleasant, the aftermath of the war still going for the Elven community. The setting was incredibly well described and I applaud the author for choosing to show the true causalities of this particular war.
The love story was also stupidily hot; the title of this book describes how truly bent these two characters were. There is a few dominance bedroom games and I adored it. We learn things about these two characters which hasn’t been shown in the other books, Aryal’s good qualities and Quentin’s darker edges never really featured in the other tale. I found that these two characters being a truly good match. I loved them and think this may be one of the best in the series.
This is a truly combustible addition to the series and the addition of strong characters made it impossible to put down. From page one to the end, I was engrossed in the complicated romance. I loved it.