- Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
- Format: Paperback | 352 pages
- Dimensions: 111mm x 174mm x 29mm | 212g
- Publication date: 1 April 2010
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1416580956
- ISBN 13: 9781416580959
- Sales rank: 7,182
Can the beast seduce a beauty and make her love him? Never far from her bow, Lucia the Huntress is as mysterious as she is beautiful. But the secrets she harbours could destroy her - and those she loves - and every day brings more danger. It isn't safe for her to be with Garreth MacRieve, yet whenever she sees the fierce werewolf with his smoldering eyes, she finds herself surrendering to his kiss. An uncontrollable need that can only be sated with her touch. From the shadows, Garreth, prince of the Lykae, has long watched over Lucia, the lovely little Valkyrie who alternately maddens him and inflames his lust. He aches to claim the seductive creature as his own and keep her safe from harm, but first he must convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do that he'll exploit Lucia's greatest weakness - her desire for him.
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By Niina C 17 Nov 2011
Garreth MacRieve is sick of easy women, sure the Lykae are the best built and most ruggedly handsome Lore creatures around but Garreth, the "king" until his brother Lachlain is found, is done with easy. Just as this crosses his mind in the middle of a Lykae vs. Demons rugby game he catches a whiff of his destined mate, the one woman who he now simply cannot live without, and when he catches the sight of her he's surprised to see a bow wielding Valkyrie. This bodes ill as the two Lore fractions don't... get along, to put it nicely.
Lucia the Archer, came by her ability as she laid broken and raped on the floor of temple of the Goddess Skathi who bestows on her her talent for archery and a mission to keep The Bloody Broken One, her attacker from leaving his ghastly residence every 500 years. Lucia swears an oath of purity, swearing celibacy for her healed body and unmatched archery, if she is to sleep with a man her gift would be gone. Another term is that if she misses she will experience unimaginable pain.
Now a wolf is watching her like she was made for him, and he doesn't take half-hearted no - after all he is gorgeous - for an answer. Finding out MacRieve's secret she tricks him and escapes to find the diemont, the god killer, which she can use to actually kill the god, The Bloody Broken One. But Garreth follows her whereever she goes, hunting her, always one step behind her. But she can't be distracted there is an apocalypse to stop.
I absolutely loved this book! The story is fairly simple but Garreth and Lucia make it so spicy!
Lucia desperately wants the werewolf even though she cannot admit it, and Garreth can't think of anything except having her for forever even if this means chasing her all over the globe. It's such a yummy combination that it's impossible not to get a little giddy!
I'm a fan of Kresley Cole, and this was very similar to A Hunger Like No Other ( IAF#1 ) in its mood, and I absolutely loved it. Loved the world, loved the nasty dangerous Amazon and the Indiana Jones-esque story with hot enough romance to melt one's panties!
By Shayla 19 Jul 2011
This installation of the IAD series is one of my favorites. The story revolves around the Lykae Dark Prince and heir to the throne Garreth and The best Archer Lucia a Valkyrie .
Lucia is a Valkyrie Archer whose skills were given to her by a goddess who saved her from the brink of death at the immortal age of 16 after she had fallen victim to the trickery of an evil god. She had lept into the sea to put an end to the torture she went through as a result but was rescued from the water and brought upon the altar of Skathi by her sister and BFF Regin. The goddess had healed her and gifted her with the huntress archery skills and curse to feel immense pain whenever she missed a target. In return Lucia had to vow chastity and prevent the Evil God from rising up to the world every 500 years; a task that demands her archery skills. If she break her vows, her fate will once again fall into the hands of the evil god.
Garreth, once a dark prince believes that his brother Lachlain, the King of the Lykae is still alive through all these years and is reluctant to claim his place as the king. He scents his mate a valkyrie during a game of rugby. She desires him just as he does her but refuses to submit which he can't comprehend. Suddenly she takes off on some mission with her BFF Regin and he chasses after her but is faced with the various obstacles she and Regin put him in to get him off their tail. His unrelenting pursuit and the sexual tension between them is interesting. He finally catches up with Lucia and they are stuck together on a ship in the Amazon thanks to Nix. Garreth, although a Lykae is very reasonable with his mysterious Valkyrie who holds many secret; ones he wishes to unravel soon. The rest of the story gets them into an adventure for the search of a weapon and along the way shows how they both really get to know each other and develop true love and overcome all obstacles....