Sunday, January 19, 2014

Review for Dawn of a Dark Knight by Zoe Forward

Title: Dawn of a Dark Knight
Author: Zoe Forward
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Genre: Paranormal/Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publication date: March 2, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-61217-722-9
Length: 366 pgs
Book Series and number: The Scimitar Magi Series, Book 1
Rating: 5 of 5
Heat Rating: Spicy

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars.

Reviewed for For Whom The Books Toll
5 of 5, Spicy

In the shadows of our world, a secret band of warriors fights to protect us. They are the last line of defense against an evil no human can stop.
An ancient nemesis has resurfaced. Duty demands that Ashor Vlahos, Scimitar Magi commander, recruit a magical healer to fortify the remaining eight magi. The gods' choice is the woman who helped him escape torture a decade ago. Ashor couldn't have imagined a better punishment for his vow-breaker homicidal incidents than for the gods to bind him irrevocably to the only woman in the universe he cannot have. The soul-searing desire she ignites in him is strictly forbidden.
Kira Hardy, M.D. is a brilliant, hardworking internal med resident with big secrets. But when Ashor asks for aid after a brutal daemon attack, she is sucked into his dangerous, secret world. Enslavement to the magi, no matter how hot they are, may be an unattractive life plan, but being targeted for death by their enemies is less tolerable.

She must trust the sexy, tormented Ashor to keep her safe while he must deny his ultimate desire and keep Kira at arm's length lest he bring destruction down on them both. As a centuries-old evil catches up to them, they face a crucial decision--follow the gods' rules or follow their hearts.

My review:
I will admit that I was a little lost in the first few pages of trying to figure out all the different terminology and the different characters, it didn't take long for it to click in my brain. Dawn of a Dark Knight is full of emotions, twists and turns, surprises, and of course, the villains. Zoe Forward has a fantastic writing style that just makes the plot flow beautifully. The characters are larger than life, even though they do have their vulnerabilities. It's very easy to like the characters and the cause they are fighting for. They are very three dimensional and complicated. I loved the snarky humor between Ashor and Kira. laughing out loud several times. The interaction between all the magi also made Dawn of a Dark Knight a pleasurable read.

Ms. Forward created great sexual tension between Ashor and Kira that kept me turning the pages. Her attention to detail shows she must have done a lot of research. The main villain, Terek Nadir was fabulously evil and created a lot of turmoil for the hero and heroine.

I would strongly recommend Dawn of a Dark Knight to anyone, and if you like paranormal romance, you'll love this book. I can't wait to read the next book.

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1 comment:

  1. If you're interested in giving my Scimitar Magi Series a try, the first in the series, DAWN OF A DARK KNIGHT, is on super sale for 0.99 for a few more days.