Posted by: Jennifer | January 19, 2008

A Hunger Like No Other – Kresley Cole

Cole, Kresley. A Hunger Like No Other. (New York: Pocket Books, 2006). ISBN – 9781416509875.

Main Characters: Lachlain MacRieve and Emmaline Troy

Related Works: This is the second book in Kresley Cole’s The Immortals After Dark Series. The first in the series is the story “The Warlord Wants Forever” in the Playing Easy to Get anthology – the story of Nikolai Wroth and Myst the Coveted. The second book is A Hunger Like No Other– the story of Lachlain MacRieve and Emmaline Troy. No Rest for the Wicked is the third in the series and the story of Sebastian Wroth and Kaderin the Cold Hearted. Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night, the story of Bowen MacRieve and Mariketa the Awaited, is the fourth book.

Description from book:

A mythic warrior who’ll stop at nothing to possess her . . .

After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he’s waited a millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. this Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.

A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy . . .

Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents – until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae – and their notorious dark desires – ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.

An all-consuming desire . . .

Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen int a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees an turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?

My Thoughts:

With every book that I read in Cole’s Immortals After Dark, I find myself enjoying the series more and more. This paranormal world of faeries, vampires, valkyries, and lykae is making more sense to me. I didn’t have to read the information at the back of the book about the lore once while I read A Hunger Like No Other.

It is a bit bizarre because I’m not sure how to categorize my reaction to this book. I think that Lachlain might be my favorite hero from this series so far, and yet, this might be my least favorite book of the series (which doesn’t mean I didn’t like it). Additionally, I loved Emma. She really came into her own as this story unfolded. The scene where she confronts her father, the vampire Demestriu, was quite poignant. But overall, I had some mixed reactions. I found the early part of the book a bit tough to get through. When Lachlain finds Emma in Paris, their interactions are very bizarre. He is still very out of it from having been kept in some type of fire pit by a vampire – and Emma seems to be very afraid of him. I really didn’t know what to make of their early time together. I liked their relationship much better once they made it to Lachlain’s castle in Scotland.

Regardless, I am very much looking forward to upcoming books in this series!

Read first January 2008.

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