mercoledì 30 dicembre 2015

Dark Alpha's Claim by Donna Grant - Reaper #1

Dark Alpha's Claim is the first in an exclusive new series from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!

There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I am coming for you...

My whole existence is based on taking what Death wants. Born to eliminate Fae guilty of unforgivable crimes, my reckless, wild nature makes me the perfect assassin to carry out Death's bidding. I've seen more sinister and violent dealings than anyone could ever imagine. But it was the sight of her face that stopped me cold. I've never wanted a woman-never mind a human-so badly; never felt my heart, hardened by death, burn brighter and hotter until it burst into flames. She is everything I desire. The kind of woman that compels you to stake your claim on her, to let the world know that she's yours. A Reaper saving her life will only attract danger, but I vow to protect her at all costs from the Fae that hunt her, and keep safe the woman who has claimed me, body and soul.

Good start for this new series of Donna Grant.
I love her writing and her characters. I would call it more a spin-off derived from her Dark Kings series.
In this series the protagonists are the Reapers, a select group of Fae, either Dark and Light, who are real killers, their tasks is about  completing the sentences from Death, against other Fae guilty of  terrible crimes.
The Reapers are chosen by Death herself - yes she is a woman and a beautiful one - and they must follow a strict set of rules to be part of the group, if they fails they're condemned to death.
An enemy despite the absolute secrecy surrounding the identity of Reapers and Death decided to enact his revenge against them, involving them in a real war.
The story is fascinating and well written as always, with characters sometimes somewhat mysterious, compelling and you want only to know more about their past.
In this story the mani character is Baylon, and because of the deep attraction he feels for a female half human and half Fae who must protect, Jordyn, he goes against one of the strict rules of Death, but the bond they feel between each other is too strong to deny it.
A story  very hot, full of action, twists and magic.
To appreciate it fully, I think readers should know and have read the Dark Kings, because somehow they are sides of the same coin.
Thanks Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for the book.


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