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Thursday, April 21, 2016

5/5 Review: Darkness Raging: An Otherworld Novel by Yasmine Galenorn




We're the D'Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch. Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. And me? I'm Menolly, a vampire married to a gorgeous werepuma. As the war in Otherworld arrives, Blood Wyne, Queen of the Vampires, summons me. Apparently, my position as Roman's consort entails more than I imagined...  
As the Demon Lord Shadow Wing creates his own sinister version of the Keraastar Knights—the guardians of the spirit seals—to destroy the portals and free himself from the Sub Realms, his ally, the necromancer Telazhar, leads an assault from Otherworld into the streets of Seattle. And my sisters and I are caught dead center.

Then, on the eve of war, my wife, Nerissa, is captured. The enemy demands we surrender the rest of the spirit seals, or they are going to kill her. I will do anything to save her. Even if it means leading an army of vampires into the very depths of the Subterranean Realms...


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This is the 18th book in The Otherworld Series. I strongly recommend you read these books in order. So much is carried over from one book to the next and by reading them in order, you will see the characters grow and the how the new ones fit into the lives of these three sisters. This one stars Menolly, the vampire of the D'Artigo sisters. Menolly is so much more than a vampire, she is also half Fae and half human. The D'Artigo sisters are operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency and are important to the war being waged against Shadow Wing

Being an operative for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency is hard enough without having to about having to keep your spouse safe. Menolly is finally settled in her marriage with Nerissa on track and going smoothly when the Vampire Queen, Blood Wyne decides that her son Roman needs an heir, a princess rather than a consort and if she can’t have Menolly without Nerissa then she’ll take both. The reclusive dragons have decided to enter the fray. Shadow Wing has a few more surprise in  store for everyone in his maniacal madness.Then Nerissa is captured and the fight is own.

Just as with each book before this one, I was glued to the page, anticipating what would happen next, holding my breath during the tough battles and sobbing through some of the most emotional scenes I've encountered in quite some time. Yasmine Galenorn has a magical way with words and storytelling and quite frankly swept me away in this newest release in the Otherworld Series. My heart ached for all that Menolly discovers throughout this book, not just about others, but about herself. Truly brilliant and now my favorite in the series.

I highly recommend Darkness Raging- I actually recommend the entire series.