Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mending Shattered Souls

Title: Mending Shattered Souls
Author: Scarlet Hyacinth
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
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ISBN: 1-61034-265-8
Genre: {M/M} Fantasy
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Trapped inside his fractured mind, Sidhe Prince Pierre D’Argent’s only wish is to, in some way, find deliverance in death. When the Dark Side Syndrome allowed a few moments of rational thought, Pierre realized that it was not the humans or vampires he hated, but himself. A mysterious man going by the name of X rescues Pierre from the Sidhe prison. On the run from the Sidhe and vampire nations, Pierre and X discover a powerful love for each other.

Mending Shattered Souls is the fourth book in the Kaldor Saga. In this action-packed episode, X’s past memories are restored. The Kaldorian land of Xeetha is under attack from their Alarian neighbors and the demon warriors are needed to free their people from being destroyed. The characters are convincing. Because of his psychosomatic illness, Pierre was preoccupied with killing anyone connected to the vampire Keenan. Pierre’s imprisonment was his family’s attempt to control the madness. Like most of the royal elves, Pierre has healing magic when he is lucid. Bonding with X helps to stabilize Pierre’s mind. However, his remorse, his love for X, as well as his endeavor to heal others is Pierre’s only salvation.

Imprisoned by the humans for refusing to hunt down Sidhe and vampires, X was held captive for many years. Tortured and suffering from amnesia, X’s honorable warrior instincts are still a major part of X, along with his ability to openly express love. Scarlet Hyacinth has created a notably captivating tale with a bounty of chaos in addition to some very pleasurable intimacy scenes. I look forward to the next episode of this series.

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