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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Review: Earl of Darkness by Alix Rickloff

Series: Heirs of Kilronan, Bk 1
Publication Date: December 28, 2010
Publisher: Pocket
Format: Paperback

BLURB courtesy of Goodreads
From the moment Aidan sees her, Cat’s spirited beauty enchants him, but her uncanny abilities are what he truly needs, for Cat can understand the mystical language in the diary he inherited from his murdered father. So Aidan makes an offer: translate the book or be thrown in prison as a thief. And as Cat slowly deciphers each page, she and Aidan are drawn together by passion . . . and into the violence of the Other world that is the Kilronan legacy. Can they defeat those who seek the book, or are their lives in even greater danger than their hearts?

Catriona O’Connell “Cat” is tasked with stealing a diary from Aidan Douglas, Earl of Kilronan. This sets into motion an adventure that keeps you turning these pages and wondering about the mystery of Other and their strange world. Men and women who have a mix of Fey and human blood are considered Other and must hide or face persecution. Cat must rely on these powers to survive in the slums of Dublin. She is caught by Aidan and is given only one choice, either translate this mysterious diary of he will throw her in jail. Aidan knows what she is and needs to use her for her abilities. What he didn’t plan on is falling for the vixen. She captivates him and he doesn’t know how much longer he will be able to keep his distance.

As they discover the secrets they find themselves being targeted and must live to be able to solve the mystery of the diary. To do this they must accept the help of the Amhasdraoi, who Aidan absolutely abhors but as a falls head of heels for Cat, he must protect her and he can’t do it himself.

Fast-paced and full of mystery and interesting characters makes Earl of Darkness a delicious read. Cat is a feisty heroine and Aidan is just plain yummy!



*Book was provided free from the publisher in hopes of a review. This has in no way influenced my opinions.


Marcie said...

Kelsey, I have this book in my TBR pile. Thanks for your review. I think I might have to move this book closer to the top. :P