: Nina Bangs
: Gods of the Night 3
: Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
: HarperCollins/Avon (December 28, 2010)
: Paranormal Romance
: E-Arc provided by Publisher via NetGalley
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Cover and Description
A magnificent creature, Utah wants vengeance against the bloodsuckers who murdered his brother. Once the beast within him is unleashed, he won’t rest until every vampire is destroyed. But he never expected to encounter a leader of his immortal enemies who was so beautiful, bewitching . . . and mortal.
It is Lia’s destiny and her duty to stop the renegade vampires who are intent on annihilating the human and non-human races alike. But she never dreamed that Utah, once a deadly foe, would now become her ally and protector, or that loving him would be more dangerous than anything she’s ever faced before. For when Utah frees his predator soul, there will be no end to the carnage
I love the premise of this series based on the Mayan end of world myth. On December 21, 2012 at the Winter Solstice human life on earth will end unless the Gods of the Night (aka the Eleven) can stop Zero and group of nine immortal bad guys. Zero et al. were responsible for the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. Now the Eleven and Fin (their leader) will try to save the day and Earth's humans. The Eleven are now men. They have souls of the dinosaurs that they were at the last extinction event. Their leader Fin is not like them. In addition to humans, the earth is inhabited by vampires, werewolves, and other non-humans. Zero and the Immortals recruit non-humans to help further their destructive plans.
Each book in the series focuses on a different member of the Eleven as they face off against one of the Immortals. The first book, Eternal Pleasure
, is centered on Ty and is set in Houston, Texas where the Eleven face off against Nine. The second book, Eternal Craving
, is set in Philadelpha, Pennsylvania and focuses on Al as they go after Eight. The third book, Eternal Prey
, is set in Portland, Oregon as the Eleven hunt for Seven. Each book is also a romance. Eternal Prey
is the story of Utah and Lia.
Utah is a Utah Raptor who is engaging in a vendetta against vampires. He hates them. Vampires killed his brother Rap. Lia is the human daughter of a vampire and regional leader of the Northeast vampires. More about that can be read in Eternal Craving
(book 2). She may have to kill Utah. So our love interests have some deep issues to resolve. Utah is a take no prisoners guy. Lia is smart, sarcastic, and tough. She's integral to the story line and not just the love interest.
I really enjoyed this book, It is well written, action packed, moves the overall story along, and gives us interesting characters, both primary and secondary. I am rooting for the Eleven. I'm looking forward to reading more of their stories and finding out more about the mysterious Fin. I feel that Eternal Prey
is the best written of the series so far. This is a series I believe should be read in order.
I give Eternal Prey
4 1/2 Qwills.
Please note there is one scene in which a character discusses his past. There is M/M rape mentioned in that scene.
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Prior books in The Gods of the Night Series
The Eleven—an alliance of ultimate predators. Primal, lethal, irresistible. The Prophecy—an ancient Mayan prediction that the world will end on 12-21-12. The Prey—where can you hide from pure evil?
Kelly Maloy opens her car door to much more than a great looking stranger at the Houston airport. Terror, desire, and a horrible truth climb in with him. She’s only supposed to drive Ty Endeka around the city for a few weeks. Too bad no one tells her that once day fades she’ll become part of a battle fought in the darkened streets with an enemy that isn’t human. And the sensual man who feeds her fantasies hides a soul that gives new meaning to animal magnetism.
Eleven Gods of the Night… The only creatures more deadly are the ones they’ve been summoned to destroy.
Lies. He's been promised a new life as the hunter he once was. But Al soon learns that all the rules have changed. Now he must control his most basic urges—the need to kill, to feed, to mate. And the woman he wants looks at him with both heat and fear in her eyes. Jenna Maloy doesn't buy this story that he's come to Philadelphia to save souls. She seems to see through the layers of deception to the primitive heart of him. With her beside him, Al stalks the dark forces that crouch in the city's night shadows. But the real battle rages in his heart. Love is a formidable opponent. How can he ask her to stay with him after she's seen the savagery of his beast? He only knows that if she turns from him he'll be cursed with an eternal craving.