Title: No Rest for the Wicked
Series: Immortals After Dark #3
Author: Kresley Cole
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Pocket Star
Date of Publication: October 31st, 2006
A vampire soldier weary of life…
Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire—a nightmare in his mind—against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live. Until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead.
A valkyrie assassin dispatched to destroy him…
When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow—accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings—particularly lust—emerge multiplied. For the first time, she’s unable to complete a kill.
Competitors in a legendary hunt…
The prize of the month-long contest is powerful enough to change history, and Kaderin will do anything to win it for her sisters. Wanting only to win her, forever, Sebastian competes as well, taking every opportunity—as they travel to ancient tombs and through catacombs, seeking relics around the world—to use her new feelings to seduce her. But when forced to choose between the vampire she’s falling for and reuniting her family, how can Kaderin live without either?
“If you love something, you protect it ruthlessly.
No matter what occurs.”
This series is getting better and better. No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole is the 3rd book in the Immortals After Dark series.
It is full of extreme ideas, a fast-paced plot, exquisite characters and brilliant humor.
The events revolve around the Talisman’s Hie, a contest for immortals, where the ultimate price is unimaginably precious, and the setting is more than adventurous. This savage, bloody competition gives another peek into the fabulous world Kresley Cole created. It is an amazing alternative reality, with fascinating characters, and sometimes I just feel I want to be a part of it myself so bad.
Sebastian and Kaderin’s first scene proves how important and overpowering fate is in this world.
Their relationship, reactions and feelings for each other are expressed on a very special level. They are hundreds or thousands of years-old immortals. They can’t behave like humans, their relationship can’t be standard. Their problems and mentality are strongly different than the problems of contemporary romance characters. They are driven by fate, instincts and power. I love these powerful and limitless strong emotions.
“If you love something, you protect it ruthlessly. No matter what occurs.” – Sebastian
“A hint, Sebastian? I you’re courting a woman, you could pause a nanosecond before declaring that you don’t love her. Maybe act as though you’d considered the possibility. Or you could lie. Or you could gloss over it by predicting that you will in the future.”
“I won’t lie to you. And about love? Unions have been built on far less than we have between us. We’d passion. Attraction. Respect.”
At the beginning, he is definitely not in love, but he is so persevering. I love the way as he treats Kaderin, and his unconditional support for her. After the shark-scene, he demands Kaderin to tell him the reason of why the Hie is so important for her that she is willing to die for it.
“There’s no reason not to tell me.”
“There’s also no reason to tell you,” she countered.
“I could help you.”
“Won’t you anyway? she asked.
He scowled. “Of course.”
He is a knight and a scholar in one person. I am amazed by his reasoning and discovery of tracing not only to a location but to a person as well. Oh, and I loved to read their scientific conversation on the plane after that hot night together.
Sebastian’s first impression of her:
She was so exquisite, and yet she carried a killer’s weapon. She confidently carried a sword not made for defense, not made for battle. The creature carried steel forged to deliver quick, silent deaths.
Fascinating. An angel of death.
Sebastian makes her feel again, but Kaderin is obstinate and full of hate for vampires. When Sebastian accidentally bites her, her blood gives Sebastian her memories.
“He’d begun to recognize that although she was perfect on the surface, his Bride was wounded, scarred inside, and now he knew why.”
Kaderin is often cruel and offensive to him, and it takes a while for her to accept him, to accept her own feelings for him. I understand her prejudices toward vampires, but I was so mad when she hurt that magnificent man.
I would like to say special thanks to Kashie for the picture. 🙂
You can find Kashie’s works on DeviantArt.
The secondary characters are awesome: Bowen, Lucindeya, Riora. Bowen’s book is really well-prepared. I really enjoyed the scenes of Nïx and Regin.
The Tortuguerro Beach scene with the shark-fight and Sebastian saving Kaderin is so thrilling and funny! I don’t quote it, because I really don’t want to ruin it for you. So it is worth reading this book!
But I can’t stop quoting this scene; it is so sweet! Enjoy!
“I couldn’t get the prize for you. But I could incapacitate your only real competition. I traced the siren to an abandoned coal mine in the Russian north.”
Hope shot through her, warm and good. Had he protected her position in the contest? “Sh-she didn’t sing to you?”
“Yes, she warbled frantically. But I remain immune.” His eyes were intense, mesmerizing, as he brushed the backs of his fingers across her cheek. “It seems I am completely taken.”
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