Thursday, March 13, 2014

Series review Dark War Chronicles by A.L. Kessler


 Series: Dark War Chronicles
Author: A.L. Kessler
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Length short, novella and novel 
Reviewed by Laurie 







Dark War Chronicles series review
Prequel: The Touch of the Night
If you read book one first you’ll find Mae and Josh mentioned in the story and you might wonder what happen between Lucius, Josh and Mae. This short story basically lets you know more about them and more about the upcoming series.

 Book review

If you read book one first you’ll find Mae and Josh mentioned in the story and you might wonder what happed between Lucius, Josh and Mae. This short story basically lets you know just that and a little more.  


Book One: In the Light of the Moon
Stripped of all control, shifter Kassity has no choice but to be a killer for a vampire named Lucius. Obeying the vampire from the shadows was simply her way of life, until Jax comes to town and brings trouble with him. When her panther half recognizes Jax as her fated mate, Kassity must deal with betrayal, secrets and Lucius in order to be with him.

With a war going on between all supernatural creatures Jaxon must figure out whose side he is on. What started as a simple job turned into a complicated game of hearts when he meets Kassity, the woman he thought he was rescuing, but not everything is as it seems in Lucius' territory?

Book Review
I wasn’t asked to review this story so I’m not going to get into the whole review but I do want to share some things with you.

Some writers can’t seem to a character over a past love, they either drag on and on or they are too short and that leaves you with a lot of questions but Kessler didn't linger with Coran past, she brought him out of the past just right and explained everything so it felt real. 

Fast pace story with action, love and an excellent start to a new paranormal romance world. I loved the characters and the way the author wrote the story.

You get to know Lucius and how he runs his clan. I know some will regard him as the true villain and at one point I also seen him as that, but as you read this book and the next you might change your tune.  Kassity is part of his clan, she serves as his killer. I really liked Kassity character and I hope one day she will see her immortal mark, she has been though too much to not get it.

I also like Jax it didn’t take him too long to figure out what was going on. I love a smart hero they get things done LOL

The romance between Kassity and Jax is not full force all the time, so those of you who like one good hot sex scene and slight sexual tension during the story this is totally for you.

There are some issues unresolved but if you go to the next story you’ll find some answers to some of the unresolved issues. 



Book two: In The Light of The Moon

Renee’s life had been normal until the shadows reappeared and the legendary stone was sent to her. As the arrival drags her further into the paranormal world, the last thing Renee expects is to be swept off her feet by a brooding werewolf. Yet Coran captures her heart and attention. Small problem-he doesn't want a mate. Coran still suffers from the loss of his first mate, but when Renee is attacked by shifters he is forced to protect her at all costs. Things heat up when he realizes fate has wickedly granted him a second chance at love. With the war causing the body count to rise, now is not the ideal time to find a mate.

The Circle is becoming desperate and something has Lucius worried which means trouble for followers. It's a dance between danger and fate in this second installment of the Dark War Chronicle.

Book Review
Rating 5
Sexual 4
Even better than the first. Kessler is digging deep into the Circle world. I took to both main character very well and I love getting to know Marcus clan side more. I can’t wait to see which vampire clan wins out in the end.

Rennee has a secret besides the stone. She has no ideal that the images she see behind people is the real deal. As Rennee is fighting seeing images, keeping the stone and her heart her world is about to explode with all kinds of paranormal.

Some writers can’t seem to a character over a past love, they either drag on and on or they are too short and that leaves you with a lot of questions but Kessler didn't linger with Coran past, she brought him out of the past just right and explained everything so it felt real.  

You’ll find a bit more heat between the main characters then the first book.
This book explains some things from previous book and it explains more about the war, who’s fighting and who’s trying to win it. 
                    

Series review
 Dark War Chronicles is my favorite new series.
The whole series is paranormal romance with HEA in each book but the romance is very subdued. So, those of you who just like about one very good sex scene and the romance as not the major focus of a story, then this is for you. I would actually say this series is a cross between PNR and Uf, you really get a good feel of each genre.

Dark War Chronicles is about two vampire’s clans at war for a stone that can bring back the originals. These vampires’ clans are not your fluffy everyday romance vamps. Nope, they own everyone under them meaning they will use force to keep what is theirs and if theirs gets out of line they will correct them by any means they feel.

What I love best about this series is you have the main characters finding their true love and then you have another story of war, violence, and mystery that runs right along with the romance side. It’s like having two story’s in one. What better way to read.

You have to ask yourself which side are you on. Lucius or Marcus? I myself tend to think Lucius is not the evil one so I pick Lucius and hope he wins.

I couldn’t stress enough if you love paranormal romance and Urban Fantasy this is a series you must try. 

This series needs to be read in order or you will be missing some details. 

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