by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sherrilyn Kenyon is one of my favorite authors. With great wit, and believable parallel worlds, she is a leader, and a groundbreaker, in the world of paranormal fiction! Truly amazing! So, I couldn't wait to dive into the world of the Sentella, and to experience another gripping and intense whirlwind relationship! I was so excited about Maris Sulle's story! That being said, this book just didn't do it for me, and I was so disappointed!
Maris Sulle is a Phrixian soldier, and is deadly. He was born different from his family, and different is never a good thing. His differences have cost him everything--his family, his career, his birthright. The only thing he ever had that was any good was his life long friendship with Darling Cruel. He loved Darling, and had intimate feelings toward him. But Darling was as straight as they come. And although Maris's love for darling never seemed to interfere with their tight-knit bond, it was a problem for the other men in Maris's life, who eventually grew tired of competing and left.
Ture Xans is the disillusioned best friend of Darling's mate Zarya. He does not believe in love, fairy tales, or heroes. He knows that almost everyone is out for themselves, so he trusts no one. When he hears about Maris being a real life hero, he doesn't believe it. That is, until he experiences it for himself.
I don't know why I didn't connect with this book. It just lacked passion for me, and I just didn't ever feel a genuine connection in their pairing. I know that every series has its ups and downs, and I am not giving up on the series! But this book was just one of the downturns for me.
Reviewed by Kelli