EARL OF DARKNESS
- Pub. Date: December 2010
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
- ISBN-13: 9781439170366
- ISBN: 1439170363
From the Publisher
The magic she tries to hide . . . Born a lady, but reduced to surviving in the slums of Dublin, Catriona O’Connell has been hired to steal a mysterious book from Aidan Douglas, Earl of Kilronan. But Cat is secretly Other, an age-old mixture of Fey and human—something Aidan recognizes immediately when he surprises the lovely young burglar in his library, about to steal a magical diary.. . . is the magic he desperately wants. From the moment Aidan sees her, Cat’s spirited beauty enchants him, but her uncanny abilities are what he truly needs, for Cat can understand the mystical language in the diary he inherited from his murdered father. So Aidan makes an offer: translate the book or be thrown in prison as a thief. And as Cat slowly deciphers each page, she and Aidan are drawn together by passion . . . and into the violence of the Other world that is the Kilronan legacy. Can they defeat those who seek the book, or are their lives in even greater danger than their hearts?
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!
EARL OF DARKNESS by Alix Rickloff is a Regency Romantic fantasy set in 1815 Dublin, Ireland. It is well written with details, depth, twists, turns, a page turner, and action packed romantic fantasy.It is the beginning of the Heirs of Kilronan series. It has action, magic, romance, sweet sensuality, danger, evil vs good, mystery, secrets, mystical language, family legacy, passion, guilt, lust and a compelling love story. The characters are enchanting, witty, determined to conquer the evil that larks in the dark corners and find the truth. The hero, Aidan, is sexy,handsome, dangerous, determined to find someone who can read his family’s diary. The heroine, Catriona, is beautiful, has secrets of her own, a thief, a burglar who is supposed to steal the magical Kilronan diary, gets caught and has to make a deal with Aidan. She is the only one he has find who can read the secret language of the diary. Sparks fly between the two of both, Together, they are thrust into a world of dark danger where legends where born and evil larks. I would highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy magic, legend, danger, a dark power larking in the shadows and a compelling love story. This book was received for the purpose of review from the wonderful publisher and details can be find at Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn