Synopsis: A beautiful, independent Theronai, Rory Rainey knows that her attempts to be a warrior are futile—unless she can stop the demonic visions that torment her. Determined to be free, Rory sets out to find the mysterious guardian who can cure her, before she loses her sight—or her life. But Rory’s journey brings its own dangers when she is attacked by a pack of Synestryn sent by the demon lord Raygh. Cornered and desperate, Rory narrowly escapes with the help of a sword-wielding stranger. Cain knows that Rory needs his protection to survive, just as he knows that her power is compatible with his own. And when Rory binds herself to Cain, the warrior knows he will do anything to keep her safe from the threat of the demon lord that pursues her….
Review: I gobbled up this series and then had to wait nearly a year for the next book. This one. And then I purchased this one. And read it in 12 hours. And now I have to wait for the next one. How do I know there will be a next one? Because, as with all the previous, there are stories that arc through the entire series that haven't been resolved yet.
This particular story centered around Cain, a character we've seen in several past stories, as a secondary character. At the end of the last book, a significant event happened, causing a large life change for Cain. I was glad to see the next book focused on him. The heroine, Rory, we met briefly in Blood Hunt, a friend of that book's main character. I have a special affection for authors who weave past characters into current stories.
Now, for the story itself, this wasn't my favorite. I had a hard time connecting with the characters, or really getting into their romance. But it was still a good story. There were some twists, a nice blend of action and slower moments, and some amusing interactions between secondary characters. Past characters revolve around them, and it was nice to see them again - especially to see the progression of their relationships and their reaction to this new relationship.
Bookmarks: 7 of 10
Date Finished: 5-5-2013