Thursday, March 8, 2012

Review: Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole

Mass Market Paperback, 515 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by Pocket
ISBN 13: 9781439136805
Source: Purchased for self
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Best read in order: yes
Stars: 5
Flames: 3

I put off reading this installment of the Immortals After Dark series for far too long. A fellow blogger/reviewer friend had told me that the over torture of Regin really ruins the book and made the romance between her and Declan just seem completely unbelievable. I NEVER saw this or had these feelings while reading. So I really am kicking myself for letting Regin’s book get lost in my to be read pile.

I love the Valkyrie’s! Regin has always been one of my favorite Valkyrie’s to read. She fun, crazy, the Val Hall prankster, she’s the good time gal. Well her book is filled with so many other sides of her. Through her berserker’s dreams readers get to go through some of her past, the joys she has had with her repeatedly reincarnated lover, and we see too many tragedies as her berserker has died in her arms.

Declan is the newest berserker reincarnate. He is also in cahoots with the Order and their merciless torture of the Loreans. I’m going to point out the obvious, there is a huge love hate relationship between Regin and Declan. He justifies his hatred of all things Lore due to the horrors of his past. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this males turn around while he was brought to his knees by the Radiant One.

I loved the new characters that were introduced and I do hope to see more of them. Brandr and Thaddeus have brought something new to the Lore. I’m very curious after finding out exactly what Thad is what he will become as he matures and reaches his immortality. I also hope to see more of Brandr in future books.

I loved living Aidan’s pasts with Regin through Declan’s dreams. Those dreams painted the picture of a love that survived so many centuries and numerous deaths. The love that survived was a sensual bonus to 
Dreams of a Dark Warrior. The part where Regin is telling Declan what she would tell his future reincarnate was so passionate. Readers can easily see that was a turning point in their precarious relationship.

I’m so glad this book finally worked its way to the top of Mt Readmore. Now off to read Lothaire! Readers were given so many confounding pieces of him while reading Dreams of a Dark Warrior.


  1. Thad was really cute and he's even better in Lothaire's book. I'm really pulling for him to get his own book. Really nice review Vanessa!

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  2. I love Kresley Cole. I'm a couple behind in this series. Have fun with Lothaire. :)

  3. I love this series and loved this Book! I always say "to each, their own" everyone has different opinions and it's hard to trust a persons judgment. So I'm damn happy and clapping that you gave it a go and read it. AWESOME!