Rising Darkness (Game of Shadows #1)
by Thea Harrison
What is it about:
In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She’s feeling disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing dreams she’s had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets Michael. He’s handsome, enigmatic and knows more than he can say. In his company, she slowly remembers the truth about herself…
Thousands of years ago, there were eight of them. The one called the Deceiver came to destroy the world, and the other seven followed to stop him. Reincarnated over and over, they carry on—and Mary finds herself drawn into the battle once again. And the more she learns, the more she realizes that Michael will go to any lengths to destroy the Deceiver.
Then she remembers who killed her during her last life, nine hundred years ago…Michael.
What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
I adore Harrison's Elder Races series, so this book was a must read for me. And then I won a signed copy! I can tell you I was over the moon.
So is Rising Darkness anywhere near as good as the Elder Races books?
In my opinion it's even better.
It's a very different book than the other books from Harrison that I've read. It's darker and more intense. The story gripped me from the start and had me on the edge of my seat. I worried about the characters and had to keep reading until I finished the book. Where The Elder Races books are enjoyable paranormal romances, this book is a paranormal romance with a bite.
Mary is a likeable character with whom I could relate. Michael is a much more darker person and very complex. He's mysterious and I was intrigued by him from the start. Both of them are changed by the events in which they get caught up and even though they might have known each other in other lives they have to get to know each other all over again and find out if they can trust each other.
The story is really suspenseful and emotional and I finished it much too soon in my opinion. I will keep my eyes out for the next book and you can count on it I'll pre-order it as soon as possible, because I want to know how this story continues.
Why should you read it:
It's an intense Paranormal Romance