This is an Official Review by an Eye On Romance Official Reviewer
for Night Lost
Date of Review: 05/18/07
Welcome back to the world of the Darkyn and their ongoing struggle with the Brethren. Tortured hero, Gabriel Seran is left behind by his Darkyn leader Richard, and brutally tortured over the years.
Gabriel Seran has been brutally tortured for years by a maniacal group of Brethren; it is astounding he is alive. He dreams of a forever love with his mate; that is all that keeps him from perishing at the hands of his enemies.
Nicola “Nick” Jefferson is seeking a Golden Madonna, stolen from her parents at the time of their death by fanatics. She believes once she locates the relic in a demolished church she will then be able to kill the vile murderers one by one. But instead of finding the prized relic, she meets and rescues Gabriel; a member of the Darkyn, left behind by his leader Richard.
Meanwhile, Richard has kidnapped Alexandra Keller; soul mate of Michael Cyprien; American vampire. He hopes that through her, he can cure the illness destroying him and save the Darkyn from a potential civil war.
A complex thriller- two separate storylines that come together in a dramatic fashion- Nicole and Gabriel’s romance with vengeance overtones is romantic and passionate. A tortured soul, Gabriel could have been more heartless, but ended up being a genuinely admirable hero who found love with a vengeance seeking woman of strong convictions that matched him in every way. Richard and his kidnapping of Alex focused on the illness wracking him and the potential for civil war among the Darkyn. Strong political and cultural clashes of old-world upbringing vs. contemporary life are made believable by the author, while the romance is realistic and poignant. Witty, snarky dialogue sets off the story; showcasing the individuality of the different characters. Fans of paranormal romance are sure to be pleased with this latest installment in the Darkyn series. Easily recommended by this reader; NIGHT LOST is the best of the series, in this reader’s humble opinion.