"Another fascinating tale in the Night Warriors series"
Erin König and her family have been on the move her entire
life. She is the one foretold in ancient prophecies to
upset the balance between the Warriors and the Beasts. She
holds untold power that good and evil hope to use to their
benefit. Having been attacked by the Elder Lorian as a
young girl, her family can only protect her by never
staying in one place too long. Her brother, Hunter, takes
her protection personally, since he was the reason she was
almost taken by the Beasts years ago.
The first part of the book focuses on Hunter. It is time to
take his role as Lord of the Crossbearer clan, which means
his wandering days are at an end. He has always enjoyed his
family's "gypsy" lifestyle and is none too eager to settle
down. When he meets Sarah, he knows his life is about to
change. She is a powerful human sensitive, with the gift of
seeing auras, and Lorian wants her power. Hunter must
protect her from danger and finds something he never
expected from this quarter... love. Can he convince Sarah
that she is his one and only mate? Can they defeat Lorian
before it is too late?
The concluding half of this story focuses on Erin. She
grows weary of the constant attempts to win her by every
eligible Warrior out there. Also, as long as Lorian, the
last Elder is alive, she will be hunted. Her life has
always been a struggle, too protected to take much
enjoyment out of life and she does not want to bring a
child in to this world to be cursed to the same fate.
Therefore, Erin refuses to take a mate, figuring that is
the only way she'll ever have some control over her life.
Besides, Curt Maher, the only man she's ever cared for, has
no desire to be mated, preferring his carefree ways. Can
the two of them find a way to make fate work for them? And
what about Lorian... will Erin ever truly be free of him?
Ms. Lyons once again writes a strong story with incredible
personality. Her characters jump out of the pages at the
readers, making themselves a part of one's life for the
time it takes to read the story. Erin has experienced a lot
in her young life and it has tempered her persona and inner
strength in many ways. She loves her family and their
duties, but she longs for things to be a little
more "normal" sometimes. Her brother, Hunter, has also gone
through much in his life, though it has affected him
differently. He loves their wandering lifestyle and has a
hard time adjusting to settling in to one place. The mates
that they each find must be strong in their own
individuality to be a match for the wills of the two König
siblings. The connections between characters, good or evil,
are compelling and one will feel the emotions and the
reasons for their beliefs and feelings. The drive behind
their actions cannot help but be felt and understood.
The world created in the novels of Brenna Lyons is amazing
in its depth. This author is a master at world building and
will make readers feel as if they are right in the thick of
things. The settings are described in vivid detail, and the
story never strays from the rules followed in these
societies. This reviewer especially loved the colorful
descriptions used to describe the auras seen by Sarah. She
felt like she was seeing it all, along with Sarah. Each
book is richer in detail and brings the Beasts and the
Warriors to greater depths.
The plot is clearly drawn from page one and follows along a
logical path through both entwined tales to their climactic
endings. Action is never ending and the battles between the
Warriors and Beasts are explosive. Be forewarned, this book
will keep one reading long into the night, unable to wait
to find out what will happen next. König Cursebreakers by
Brenna Lyons is sure to entice. After reading this story,
it is guaranteed one will want to rush over to the computer
and purchase more books in the series.
© Kelley A. Hartsell, June 2005. All rights reserved.
Courtesy Love Romances
Posted August 24, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 14, 2006
Being the König princess isn't much fun. Every Warrior
wants you as mate, and the last elder will do anything to
possess you. But, Erin isn't content to submit to the
stone. For Erin, autonomy means freedom not to mate. If
she can avoid Curt Maher, she can make her plan work.
Curt has waited eight years for Erin to come to him. He's
played by her rules for far too long. He will have Erin as
mate, even if he has to conquer her in battle to get her.
Little does he know that Erin wants to be conquered.