Dark Kings, Book #12
By Donna Grant
Author’s Website: http://www.donnagrant.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
Nikolai is adjusting to life since being awakened. He is always on the sidelines observing instead of actually being a part of things thanks to his power. He has the ability to see things through people’s eyes and be able to access the images at any time, even if he wasn’t there when the person did the things he’s seeing.
He has been enamored with Esther since he awoke, but has kept his distance. He can tell she’s been struggling since the unknown Druid messed with her mind and erased memories. But now Esther has come to him for his help and he won’t deny her. They head off to London to see if they can uncover where she met this Druid and how to find her so she can get her memories back and start living her life once again.
“You know I want you as mine.”
“Do you?” she asked with a grin.
He flashed her a wicked smile. “Shall I show you?”
“Ugh,” Ryder said as he strode past them. “Please don’t.”
I really enjoyed Nikolai, he’s quiet, but strong. He has seen so much by quietly observing all the things around him. He has felt more guilt than any of the other Kings over what happened with Ulrik, because when he was first born Ulrik saved him and even raised him. And, this is the first book that gave us hope that Ulrik isn’t as bad as believed. I thought that for a good portion of the series, but then started to doubt my hopes because of some of his actions. But it’s looking like he could potentially be redeemed after all … but I’m sure it’s still awhile coming.
There are a lot of changes in this book for Rhi as well. She starts to learn who she can trust as moves are made that will change everything. And, she prepares for even more changes that will be coming. It’s actually quite amazing to see how much her and Con’s relationship has changed. I almost forgot how much they disliked each other in the beginning of the series!
This was an okay read … a little bit of steam, but not as much as I was expecting, especially considering the title of the novel. Several things were revealed in this book, making it one you will want to read if you have intentions of continuing the series.