Synopsis: For nine years Nika has ha 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 running out. But the one man who can unlock the power inside her left and never returned, leaving Nika alone to rescue a sister everyone else believes is dead.
Madoc swore to himself that 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 accompanies her into the Synestryn real, his forbidden desire for her may unleash the savage monster within him. But Nika's need to rescue her sister soon becomes intertwined with her passion for Madoc, while a key to victory in the war may be within her reach. (from the back of the book)
Review: Like the first three books in her Sentinel Wars series, this deals withe one Sentinel finding his mate. Again, Butcher creates real main and secondary characters, compelling plot lines and interesting twists. My favorite part of her stories is the secondary story lines that connect all the books, which, to be honest, is my favorite part of this book, as I did not connect with the main two characters well. The fact this story brought in characters we've already met and included big changes for secondary characters, made it easier for me read about the main two, who, while interesting, weren't my favorite.
Prude Note: This one has my least favorite sex scene, as it's very graphic. I skimmed as much as I could until I knew it was over. There are also references to rape, but nothing graphic.
Bookmarks: 7 of 10
Date Finished: 3-24-2012