A vampire warrior who yearns for death. . .Three hundred years ago, Sebastian Wroth's brothers forced him to become a vampire-a nightmare in his mind.
Shamed and alone for ages, he longs to die. Until an exquisite creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead.
A beautiful assassin dispatched to destroy him. . .When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow-accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions.
Yet whenever she encounters the vampire with his grave eyes, her feelings-particularly lust-emerge multiplied.
For the first time, she's unable to complete a kill.
The prize is a key powerful enough to resurrect her sisters.
Not understanding the key's import, Sebastian hinders her against other opponents by using her new feelings to seduce her and earn her love.
But when Kaderin is forced to choose between finally killing Sebastian and reuniting her family, how can she live without either. . . ?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/03/2011
- Category: Romance
- ISBN: 9781849834193
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Review by Lauren2013
Sebastian Wroth has had enough of his existence until the moment Kaderin the Cold Hearted arrives to take his miserable life. After awakening something within him, Kaderin becomes his sole reason for living but she is not called "Cold Hearted" for nothing and cannot understand why she is inexplicably drawn to him. Now the two are competitors in the Talisman Hie, a legendary treasure hunt with a prize that may alter both their pasts and the future they may share together.
Sebastian's strength and intense vulnerability are the perfect mix. He is simply adorable and the newest addition to my hero harem. Kaderin takes a little getting used to but she is a wonderful kick-ass heroine and her journey toward loving and accepting Sebastian makes for excellent reading.
The Talisman Hie serves as interesting backdrop to the romance and characterization, especially for Bowen. Besides, who doesn't love a good treasure hunt with exciting action scenes?
The story is well-written and the humor laugh-out-loud funny. I particularly enjoyed the comments of the other Lore characters at the Talisman Hie gathering, especially the trolls.
Finally, although time travel is not one of my preferred plot devices due to the inherent paradoxes, Cole manages not only to make the concept logical but to resolve it in a satisfying way.
Looking forward to reading Bowen's book next - should be interesting to see how he overcomes his curse...