This reviewer advises preordering a copy. If this book is any indications of what Ms. Rickloff has to bring to the paranormal writing table, this series is sure to be a best selling winner. This reviewer cannot wait for the next book in the series, Lady of Shadows, to lose herself in the magical realm Ms. Russell is a gay paranormal romance that features somewhat inept David Evans as he is assigned to temp for the irascible Dr.
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But in this case it is well deserved. This work was a merge of historical romance and paranormal romance, however, it was brought together badly. The prose was stilted and wavered between modern and period speech. Aiden was a down on his luck Irish Earl. What struck me as strange, for a man of limited means, he would light a cheroot, take one I hate giving low ratings on novels, just because of the time and energy that goes into it.
What struck me as strange, for a man of limited means, he would light a cheroot, take one drag and throw it in the fire. He did this too many times to count. If someone has money problems, namely lack thereof, you tend not to waste things, as they are to dear. Cat was a fallen woman turned thief with big trust issues. Other than that, she was unremarkable.
The Unseelie Court is represented in the plot, but no mention of the Seelie Court. Certain plot issues were not wrapped up, which let me with some big questions, but not enough to read the next book in the series when it comes out. I hate that I can never get the time I put into this book back. Sep 19, E. Aidan Douglas, Earl of Kilronan has inherited an impoverished estate and has been selling off pieces of the estate but has a mysterious diary that he is unable to read. He hopes that it will shed light on the reason that his family was destroyed six years ago with his father's death and brother's disappearance.
An unconventional thief who turns out to be the only person who can read the diary, Catriona O'Connell is captured and imprisoned by the earl one fateful night. She has multiple secrets o Aidan Douglas, Earl of Kilronan has inherited an impoverished estate and has been selling off pieces of the estate but has a mysterious diary that he is unable to read. She has multiple secrets of her own but Aidan is drawn to her. Together they gradually uncover more details about Aidan's family than he is comfortable discovering but he is even less sanguine about her secrets.
A horrific creature with the single-minded purpose of retrieving the diary causes Aidan and Catriona to face their fears and decide what is truly important in their lives but they have to decide if they can afford the cost of an alliance between them. Good premise that starts a promising series but an irksome leading pair. Too much ambivalence, improbable solutions and unfortunately, I have read the sequel before this one which makes me even more disenchanted with the villain in this book.
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I think that Catriona should have a little more self-respect and I am disappointed in Aidan so I was less than satisfied when this book ended. Dec 28, April rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 and at My Book Addiction and More. May 27, Kelsey rated it really liked it Shelves: This sets into motion an adventure that keeps you turning these pages and wondering about the mystery of Other and their strange world. Men and women who have a mix of Fey and human blood are considered Other and must hide or face persecution. Cat must rely on these powers to survive in the slums of Dublin.
She is caught by Aidan and is given only one choice, either translate this mysterious diary of he will throw her in jail. Aidan knows what she is and needs to use her for her abilities. As they discover the secrets they find themselves being targeted and must live to be able to solve the mystery of the diary. Fast-paced and full of mystery and interesting characters makes Earl of Darkness a delicious read. Cat is a feisty heroine and Aidan is just plain yummy!
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Feb 17, Akiva rated it did not like it Shelves: There's a new used book store two blocks from my work!! I am so doomed. Bye, Earl of Darkness. Dec 20, Chrissy rated it really liked it. The next book in the series Lord of Shadows will be out sometime in I haven't read anything from this author before so I am glad I got to on the first book in a series. I love reading paranormal romance and this book was a good read. It was full of mystery, adventure and more.
It was a little spongy for me at the beginning following things but it quickly rolled together and it was hard to put down tell the end Earl Of Darkness is the first book in a new series the Heirs OF Kilronan Trilogy. It was a little spongy for me at the beginning following things but it quickly rolled together and it was hard to put down tell the end. The author did a wonderful job with the characters descriptions and it made it easy to develop a feel for them. This is worth taking the time to read and I can't wait for the second one to find out what happens next in the series.
This ended up being a very nice read. Receiving a complementary copy of this book doesn't obligate me to give a good or bad review. Feb 25, Verity Brown rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Regency romance fans who like fantasy novels. I had read the second volume in this trilogy Lord of Shadows about three years ago, and found it interesting but tremendously confusing.
When I had a chance to pick up the first volume at a library book sale, I decided to see if reading that would help the "universe" of the series to make more sense. The basic premise is a Regency-era Ireland where people with combined human and Fey blood have to keep their magic a secret. But the hero's father and his friends were not content and decide I had read the second volume in this trilogy Lord of Shadows about three years ago, and found it interesting but tremendously confusing.
But the hero's father and his friends were not content and decided to hatch a plan to use the "leadership" of a "resurrected" King Arthur to take over the human world. This book is a racy romance novel, complete with lots of sex, but if you can get past that, the actual plot is pretty interesting. I give this a 3. Jan 11, Teril rated it it was amazing Shelves: I got my hands on a copy of the Earl from the Book Blogs Gallery, and once in I could not keep my hands off of it. I absolutely loved these characters! There interactions were so much fin reading, and the writing was so fluid and easy to read, even when my attention was turned elsewhere for a bit and I picked the book back up I was still ready to jump right back into the story.
While Cat and Aidan are sorting through this diary of his father's and finding all of this mystery out, we find their rel I got my hands on a copy of the Earl from the Book Blogs Gallery, and once in I could not keep my hands off of it. While Cat and Aidan are sorting through this diary of his father's and finding all of this mystery out, we find their relationship expanding. I loved all of the different characters and their abilities in this world magical entities.
I really enjoyed Cat and her strong character, but I respect Aidan as he was coming to terms with his past and really finding himself. There was a wonderful blend in this book that was just amazing and I cannot wait for more from this author. If you need something to kick past this season winter darkness, pick up the Earl and warm yourself with some pages.
Nov 09, Brandy rated it liked it Shelves: It took a while for me to warm up to Earl of Darkness and I honestly can't say why that was the case. It's set in Ireland in the early s, and there is magic, and those elements are usually enough to grab me. It wasn't until we got Aidan and Cat away from Dublin that it all started falling in place for me, and then by the time I cared about them, I felt like we were racing to the finish.
I was left with lots of questions, which I guess is to be expected from the first book in a series, but I It took a while for me to warm up to Earl of Darkness and I honestly can't say why that was the case. I was left with lots of questions, which I guess is to be expected from the first book in a series, but I was left feeling a bit cheated.
Issues that seemed fairly important to me in both Cat's past and their shared future were brought up several times, but they seemed glossed over or pushed under the rug every time. I was left caring about the characters and wanting to see more of them together, but caring nothing at all for the big plot that I'm assuming will go throughout the series. This one was definitely worth my time, but I won't be seeking out more in the series.
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Nov 13, Chantelle Larson rated it it was amazing Shelves: For being a historical let's be honest here, for all their charm and entertainment qualities they can tend to be a little dull and thrill-less not so for this one. The author weaves a spectacular blend of paranormal and fantasy with suspense and the classic historical thrall.
The author does a marvelous job of using humor and age old wit to keep you imagining the days of horse drawn carriages and scandalous rakes but integrates the new use of impossibilities and magic to add unpred FANTASTIC!! The author does a marvelous job of using humor and age old wit to keep you imagining the days of horse drawn carriages and scandalous rakes but integrates the new use of impossibilities and magic to add unpredictability and thrill packing every page.
The passion and chemistry between the two leads is as addicting as it is believeable.
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This novel was splendidly done! Now I'm greedy and eager to get the next installment in my hands! Dec 28, DKAY rated it really liked it. This has been a very good read. This is the first book by Alix Rickloff that I have read and I really like the way this was written. The story is told wonderfully and with plenty of details.
The characters are very strong and they need and learn from each other. Cat has special abilitities and can understand the language that Aidan is needing so that he may understand it. She won't be put in prison if she helps him read this book. They go through a lot together trying to get through this book an This has been a very good read. They go through a lot together trying to get through this book and stay safe and naturally they are drawn together. This book has been put together well with this story having mystery, magic and paranormal all mixed together and that makes for a great read.
Feb 13, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: Interesting blend of historical romance and paranormal, that maybe didn't quite work as well for me as it should have, and I can't pinpoint exactly why. It was certainly engaging I read it in one day , with a nice cast of characters and with well written leads that I did root for I'd say it's actually probably closer to 3.
I have nothing against sentence fragments, and use them myself, but my word, there were a lot of them in this book. It got kind of jarring after a while. That being said, I did enjoy this one enough that I may try the second in the series sometime in the future. Jul 13, Shelly Ash rated it it was amazing. Since this is my first Alix Rickloff book, I have to say that without Ms. Rickloff and Goodreads, I may not have had the opportunity to read this one.
Earl of Darkness is an enchanting page-turner filled with suspense, mystery and romance. What a great historical paranormal romance.
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This genre seems to have quite a following and since I've rarely given paranormal romances a chance, I'm quite happy I got to read Earl of Darkness. Rickloff's writing style and this series is one to fo Since this is my first Alix Rickloff book, I have to say that without Ms. Rickloff's writing style and this series is one to follow. I'm very interested to see just how this series develops.
Rickloff for the added bonus of your signature! All the way around, I'm quite pleased! This is actually 4. There are just a few niggling things that kept it from 5. But I really loved this book and I love the whole series. Historical fiction meets the Fey world. What can be better. I love the writing style the author has, there's a sparseness to it I enjoy and yet she paints beautiful pictures with her words. I read the 2nd book in the series first and really didn't like Aiden.
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