Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Review: Dark Warrior Unleashed

Dark Warrior Unleashed is the first book in the Talions series by Alexis Morgan and a Paranormal Romance by Pocket Star books.

Book Blurb:

He's on a mission to annihilate the enemy.

A Talion enforcer, Ranulf Thorsen has served his people for a thousand years, delivering the eye-for-an-eye justice by which his kinsmen live. Weary of the centuries-long fight, the fierce warrior with icy blue eyes has secluded himself on a mountain far from the chaos of the modern world below. Now he's been summoned to face the most dangerous battle of his life -- and the fate of his people is on the line.

But when he meets the beautiful woman he has sworn to defend...

Ranulf and his bitter rival, fellow Talion Sandor Kearn, must find the rogue Kyth who set a violent fire in a nightclub. The near-deadly blaze's unlikely heroine, Kerry Logan, is also a Kyth, possessing the ancient Nordic people's unique ability to manipulate human energy. She just doesn't know it yet.

...who will protect his heart?

Kerry finds more than comfort in her warrior's embrace, and Ranulf hungers to both defend and claim the petite powerhouse for his own. But with time ticking away and their lives on the line, will Kerry believe the wild tale he's telling her, and master her powers...before it's too late?

Dark Warrior Unleashed was an okay read.

Ranulf has lived for a thousand years, serving the Kyth and Dame Judith - their Queen, as executioner. It is Ranulf's job to hit down and destroy any Kyth that goes renegade. And the very worst thing has happened - a Kyth has gone renegade - but not just any Kyth, a Talion.

Kerry has always felt different: too much energy as a child, not fitting in with the group - preferring to work alone and get lost in a crowd, rather than be part of the crowd. When she meets Ranulf she is instantly attracted and soothed in a way that she never experienced.

Dark Warrior Unleashed was an okay read. It did not stand out for me and the characters didn't meet their potential. Ranulf is a Viking and he has the ability to be an Alpha - but he just didn't get there.

The story was predictable - and by the end, wrapped up in a nice little bow.

I give Dark Warrior Unleashed 2 out of 5 stars and I have the next installment on the tbr shelf.


Dark Warrior UnleashedDark Warrior UnbrokenDark Warrior Untamed


Tricia said...

I haven't read this author before. I think I'll wait to see what you think of the next book.

Michelle Greathouse said...


I enjoy her other series much better - Paladins of Darkness. Those guys are pretty nifty. :)

1. Dark Protector (2006)
2. Dark Defender (2006)
3. In Darkness Reborn (2007)
4. Redeemed in Darkness (2007)
5. Darkness Unknown (2009)
6. Defeat the Darkness (2010)


Blodeuedd said...

Nice honest review Michelle, this one doesn't make me scream read me