Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he doesn’t enjoy a heartbeat or breathing and is consequently weaker than fully blooded vampires. He wants his bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature.
She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience firsthand the agonizing, unending lust she’d purposely subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come.
As they appear in the series from time to time, I was always curious about the love story of the dangerously charming Nikolai Wroth and the fabulously beautiful Myst. Nikolai is one of the Wroth brothers. Myst is a Valkyrie, and she is not only beautiful but a fierce warrior as well.
If I say that reading their novella, The Warlord Wants Forever, made me disappointed, it would not express the intensity of my disillusionment.
Nikolai’s sense of humor, expressed in figures, nears to zero. It is not only my opinion, but the author’s as well: “If Wroth had a sense of humor, he might have laughed.” For the most part of the story, he behaves like a possessive, overbearing jerk.
Myst’s life mission, as it turns out, is fighting with vampires. Plus, she has an Xbox addiction, and loves painting her nails.
What makes them fall in love with each other remains a mystery. Their relationship is forced, lacks romance, honesty, and intimacy. I hate the whole idea on which Nikolai and Myst’s relationship is built. The erotic scenes are repulsive, and too many for a 160-page novella. There is no considerable plot, action, or humor. Furthermore, Nikolai’s pseudo self-sacrifice at the end of the story is totally irritating.
I have no intention to give up the series, but it is a novella I should have missed for the sake of my peace of mind.