"5-Stars and two thumbs up read!"
Declan is a man haunted by his past, unable to accept
the forgiveness in the present, but is determined to prove
his worth in the future. Darkscape: Redemption picks up
where the first book Darkscape: The Rebel Lord left off.
And if you have not read the first book yet, I recommend
you do so. It will make the reading experience that much
more superior and satisfying as both books are definitely
Never really knowing his parents, Declan joins his
father later in life, which ultimately leads to his own
downfall. But like the phoenix that rises from the ashes,
so does Declan as his half brother Lord Lachlan de Douglas
gives him a second chance at life, literally. He is
brought back to life by combining his own DNA with the
controversial matrix robot program. Not quite human but
quite robot and denying the status Lord Lachlan wishes him
to have, the enhanced Declan de Douglas, or rather as he
now calls himself Declan Savage, must now come to terms
with his new life while trying to seek redemption from his
It is on a routine trade mission at the MacKendricks
Keep for the Clan de Douglas that Declan encounters
Princess Fallon MacKendrick. Deeming her as an untouchable
and out of his league he mentally writes her off. It is
until she makes her presence known and rivals his thinking
with her open mind that he finds he has misjudged this
fiery lass. From this meeting an attraction is born but
kept hidden, as each knows to pursue such a thing could
only lead to trouble respectively. However Declan has a
hard time forgetting Princess Fallon for he has never felt
such peace in the presence of another.
Regardless, they each go their separate ways with
continuing to the space station near Jupiter's Moon, Io.
Acting without Lachlan's knowledge he wants to ensure that
his half brother Lachlan and his family make it there
safely, for there have been threats against their lives.
Declan successfully prevents an attempt on their lives.
However in the middle of the all the chaos he is rendered
unconscious, his brain wiped clean, and taken into slavery
as a high paid 'Pleasurer' on another planet.
Meanwhile Princess Fallon is coming to terms with the
unwanted betrothal created by her father with the
neighboring clan Lord Henderson; an alliance her father
feels will strengthen their clan's standing. But Princess
Fallon has had a hard time letting go of her infatuation
Declan. And since Princess Fallon walks in the world of
nobility it is only a short time before she hears of the
new 'pleasurer', Declan Savage. Knowing this goes against
protocol, she decides she must see for herself, as the
Declan she remembers would never consent to such
degradation. From here the dynamics take off, for each
decision Princess Fallon makes is a conscious choice for
against her people in the eyes of her father.
Darkscape: Redemption is phenomenal and will have you
flying around the universe, stretching your imagination as
Ms. Gray brings amazing futuristic technology, settings
characters to life with vivid detail. This novel is loaded
with action and scintillating romance. I was extremely
pleased to see this book definitely matched the quality of
writing and edge of your seat reading as the first book
Darkscape: The Rebel Lord began. Bravo Ms. Gray! This book
is definitely a five star and two thumbs up read!
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006