Also by this author: The Matchmaker's Replacement (Wingmen Inc., #2)
Darkest Sinner by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: The Dark Ones #5
on September 23rd, 2019
Genres: Dark, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Saga, Supernatural, Vampires
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From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken, comes the next stand alone in her Dark Ones series...
I've always known pain. Existence. Night.
Made a sinner.
Without a soul to keep me tethered to the world I so desperately want to be a part of but am damned to rule…
Life isn't living.
Not when everyone sees you as enemy number one, King of the demon race and yet something much more… powerful and sinister pulses beneath the surface of my skin.
It started when I met her, the power surging under my fingertips like the cruel universe was finally answering my screams at night for something more.
And just like that, the memories come, only I don't know if they're mine or someone else's entirely.
Long ago, I made a bargain with a god.
A soul for a soul.
I spent thousands of years without this awareness and now?
Everything I touch turns to ash.
Even my own immortal friends fear what I am.
Everyone but her. The day to my night.
Part of me doesn't want to know what I am.
But it's too late, too all-consuming.
Darkness is coming.
That darkness, I'm afraid. Is me.
“I was of the first made. I was the last of the first left. And I was alone. A man alone is a terrible thing. A demon alone is a dangerous thing. But a soulless demon alone? That is a tragedy. It is worse than death.”
This series is amazing. It isn’t like any other paranormal romance, fantasy, etc stories I have read before. It has so many elements going for it that I can’t put it into one genre, you have to put it into several. Rachel does a phenomenal job at blending these genres so well that you don’t even notice unless you’re looking to categorize the book. It’s perfection, it’s talent, and it’s some of the best writing I’ve ever read.
“Because the one thing I wasn’t warned—your soul can’t deny it’s other half, your heart can’t lie. And love—transpires through time.”
I’ve stated at the end of each one of these books that THAT book was my favorite one out of the whole series/saga. I can honesty say that this book is truly my favorite one out of all 5 books. Even though I am pretty sure this is where the series ends, I’m still going to beg for a book for Horus (Timber’s brother). We got a little glimpse of him, but I could always use some more. LOL!
“The darkness wrapped itself around me like a blanket. Thankfully, it didn’t scare me, the darkness. It was just the opposite of light, and that didn’t mean it was bad. Dark was just the absence of light.”
Timber caught my eye as soon as we met him, but I never anticipated loving him as much as I did reading this book. I guess it’s a perfect example of why the tortured ones always become my favorite. Kyra’s strength is something that I admired so much in her. I loved watching the way she handled everything. These two together were so perfect.
I consider this one of my favorite paranormal series ever. I will always recommend it the moment someone asks for a suggestion like this. RVD may never add to this series again but I truly hope she writes one similar or just another PNR series of any kind.
“I saw her fears.
I saw myself the way she saw me.
And before my very eyes, I became exactly what I always feared I would become.
Powerful beyond all measure.
And trapped for an eternity in a man’s body I did not choose, with memories of people’s deaths of which I was the cause.
My hell was not death.