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Review: ‘Dreams of a Dark Warrior’ by Kresley Cole

Review: ‘Dreams of a Dark Warrior’ by Kresley Cole

Dreams of a Dark Warrior

by Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #11
Published by Pocket on February 15th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 515
Format: Paperback, AudioBook
Source: Purchased
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From #1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole comes this gripping tale of a battle-maddenend warrior driven by revenge and the Valkyrie temptress who haunts his dreams.
He Vowed He'd Come For Her...
Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives.
She Awaits His Return...
When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals—unaware that he belongs to their world.
To Sate A Desire More Powerful Than Death...
Yet every reincarnation comes with a price, for Aidan is doomed to die when he remembers his past. To save herself from Declan’s torments, will Regin rekindle memories of the passion they once shared—even if it means once again losing the only man she could ever love?

My Review

(I originally read/reviewedDreams of a Dark Warrior on my previous blog ‘Mrs. Papillion aka “The Book Worm” back in 2011, so this is a revised version after reading/listening to it a second time in 2019.)
The first time I was introduced to Regin the Radiant in the Immortals After Dark, I immediately adored her character. She is the character everyone can rely on and she can kick-butt. I was happy to finally get her story and also find out who her fated mate was in the series. If you read the previous book in the series, then you would’ve gotten a sneak peek of who it was in the series.I also was glad that Kresley told the beginning of Regin’s story and how she ended up falling for the Berserker, Aidan the Fierce.
Now, Regin is faced with a reincarnation of Aidan the Fierce, and his name is now Declan Chase. Although, this time he hates Regin. Declan kidnaps Regin and several other Lore creatures in this story and takes them to Torture Island, where the Order wants to experiment, take apart, or even destroy the lore kind. Declan wants to destroy Regin because that is what he’s supposed to do. He’s not supposed to have feelings for her or anyone in the Lore. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be comfortable when it comes to Regin because he becomes obsessed with her.
I love how Kresley Cole writes their story, and I’m so glad she finally tells the story about Regin. She has been one of my fave characters in the series since I first was introduced to her. She’s been one of the tough Valkyries and funny ones. I adored her from the beginning, and I loved her still after reading this book. I didn’t think I would love Declan though, especially how he treated all the Lore characters in this book. After getting his POV though in this book and getting to read some of his other past lives, I fell hard for the berserker. He’s still not my top male Lore guy though. Malkom Slaine still has my heart.Kresley also introduces several other Lore characters in this book that I can’t wait to know more about in future books. I have no idea how Kresley keeps up with all, but she is one fantastic storyteller, and I love how she keeps building this world even further.
Oh..and let’s not forget that Lothaire’s book is next and that Vampire did the unthinkable in this book. I don’t know if I should hate him or love him. All I know is this book gets five stars and Kresley you have a fan for life. 🙂

Story Rating: 5 stars
Steaminess Rating: 4 stars
Standalone or part of series: Part of the Immortals After Dark series and I highly recommend reading in order.
Do I recommend this book?  Yes.
Will I read other books from the author? Yes. She’s one of my auto-buy favorite authors.
Tropes/Elements: Fated Mates; Enemies-to-Lovers
Hero: Reincarnated Berserker
Heroine: Valkyrie

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