Monday, January 14, 2013

Audio Book: The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole


Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his Bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he doesn’t enjoy a heartbeat or breaths and is consequently weaker than fully blooded vampires. He wants his Bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature.

Myst is known throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, part chillingly fierce warrior, part beguiling seductress who can “make you want her even as she’s killing you.” She has devoted her life to protecting an ancient, powerful jewel and to fighting the vampires, and she now sees a way to torment one—for with Wroth’s heartbeat comes consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her.

She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience firsthand the agonizing, unending lust she’d purposely subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come back to him?

The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole
4 out of 5

The Characters:


Even though he is 300 yrs old, he knows very little about the Lore.  I think that is one of the main reasons that he is drawn to Myst.  She knows the answers, if only she will give them to him.
He doesn’t seem to know what to do with Myst.  As his bride, he is drawn to her, but he really doesn’t know how to treat her.   Then you add the conflict with King Kristoph, and you have a royal conundrum. 
I thought it was ironic how after being trapped in a form of sexual torture for 5 years, he does something similar to Myst. 


At first, she seemed as crazy as Nix.  But she really wasn’t… I think after centuries of being the bait to all their enemies, Myst is just really good at portraying what she thinks her targets want. 
She is a strong woman who will be thoroughly loyal to those she loves.
I think it was great that she figured out that she wanted him in the middle of the novella, instead of at the end, like her sisters.  But that doesn’t mean that she tells him.


This was an interesting short story.  I think it helps us understand a bit better the vampire society, specifically the Forebearers.  I also think it gives us a beautiful story of learning to love and to understand the one you love. 

The only thing I wished there had been more of was information on Myst’s golden chain.  I mean, who gave it to her?  What is its purpose? 

Overall, this is a great story.  Highly recommend it. 

Happy Reading!


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