Saturday, March 31, 2012

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Nightborn

Lynn Viehl writes mostly novels in a variety of genres and under several pseudonyms. Among them are science fiction (as S. L. Viehl), romantic fiction (as Lynn Viehl, Gena Hale, and Jessica Hall), and Christian fiction (as Rebecca Kelly). She has described herself as primarily a writer of romance: no matter what genre she is working in, an element of romance will always be present.

In what spare time remains she enjoys quilting, reading, cooking, painting, and knitting. She currently lives with her family in Florida.

Nightborn, Book #1 of the Lords of the Darkyn series
Author:  Lynn Viehl

Synopsis: The High Lord of the Immortal Darkyn has sent his most trusted warrior, Korvel, to retrieve a coveted scroll that's rumored to contain maps to Templar treasures and the secrets to eternal life. Uniting with Korvel to recover the dangerous artifact is Simone Derien, the daughter of the scroll's guardian, and a woman with many deadly secrets...
Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha]:
I have thoroughly enjoyed Lynn Viehls Darkyn and Kyndrd series.  In this 2nd spinoff to the Darkyn series, Lords of the Darkyn, she hits another homerun with some old and new characters and thoroughly engaging plotline. 

Korvel, seneschal for high lord Richard, is sent on a quest to find an artifact used and hidden by his kyn back in the Templar days. 

He meets up with Simone, a pseudo-nun with an interesting past and an even more interesting secret. 

Their journey to find the scroll is action packed and thrilling.  Their chemistry is amazing, and despite the hardships they encounter they make a wicked team and bring things to a satisfying conclusion. 

I was ecstatic to finally see a happily ever after for my beloved Korvel (he’s been the underdog that I’ve been cheering on for 2 series now) and having 2 of my sassy kyndred turned kyn heroines – Alexandra and Nicola – back was an amazing treat.  It was also very interesting to see a little bit deeper into the relationship between Nicola and Gabriel.  There’s has probably been the rockiest of them all, but they’re also a couple that you want the best for.

I’m really excited to see where the Lords of the Darkyn series goes.  I loved the way it started and I’m looking forward to book #2.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Nightborn 4 Skulls, and would recommend it to all Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance readers.  While you don’t have to read the Darkyn and/or Kyndred series before reading this book, I would suggest that you do.  There’s SO much history there and this book will be way more enjoyable with that knowledge locked away.  All 3 series have been incredible and they’re definitely worth the time and money. 


1 comment:

    Lynn Viehl is by far one of my favorite authors.