Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Review: Earl of Darkness by Alix Rickloff

Earl of Darkness
Author: Alix Rickloff
Release Date: December 28, 2010
Publisher: Pocket
Heirs of Kilronan Book #1
ISBN:  1439170363

Genre: Paranormal/Historical Romance

Review Source Copy: Publisher

The magic she tries to hide . . . 

Born a lady, but reduced to surviving in the slums of Dublin, Catriona O’Connell has been hired to steal a mysterious book from Aidan Douglas, Earl of Kilronan. But Cat is secretly Other, an age-old mixture of Fey and human—something Aidan recognizes immediately when he surprises the lovely young burglar in his library, about to steal a magical diary.

. . . is the magic he desperately wants. 

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?

I think any fan of Paranormal/Historical Romance will enjoy EARL OF DARKNESS. It is packed with Romance, chemistry, magical powers and paranormal elements. The main characters are strong and well developed as well as the secondary characters and I hope to see more of them in the next two books. I had a bit of a hard time following along with people, places and powers in the beginning but it gets more defined as the story goes on.

I gave it a 4/5 stars

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