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Dark Child of Forever
Fate has cast vampire Dominic Marchant and the human love of his life, Cassidy Chandler, into roles they never imagined. Thanks to his mad sire, he is now the Lord of Night, and Cassidy, with her unique ability to merge her mind with his, has become the incongruous mortal queen of his immortal kingdom. Even as he dreams of seeing the sun again and she can’t imagine becoming a vampire, they vow to reshape their domain into a world where vampires feed on love rather than fear and leave their prey swooning instead of dead.
But not all their subjects are pleased with the change in leadership. A powerful ancient vampire and his cadre of followers serve Dominic his greatest challenge yet just when reclaiming the day looks like a real possibility. Soon friends turn up in ashes, and Cassidy and his human family become targets in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that leads them and their unlikely, vampire-hunting allies deep into the wilds of the Canadian Rockies—and straight into their worst nightmares.
With their lives and the very existence of the world of night hanging in the balance, Dominic and Cassidy must decide whether to chase an impossible dream or finally embrace their dark destiny.
All good things must come to an end. Sad to see that this wonderful series is over. The last story in the Dark Destinies series, Dark Child of Forever, follows Dominic’s and Cassidy’s adventure to the ultimate climax.
S.K. Ryder brings vampires to a whole new level.
Vampires are simply vampires, but in the Dark Destinies Dominic wants to unite vampires and convert them into beings of love, not hatred nor fear. This journey sees Dominic evolving from just a youngling vampire into the master of all. Of course his quest to see his dreams come true must come with road bumps. The biggest one called, Adilla. Quite honestly, a brat with anger issues.
Dominic’s and Cassidy’s relationship grows.
If you love getting the “feels” reading about characters, Dominic and Cassidy is the perfect example. Having read the first two stories in this trilogy, one can really get a feel about how much these too have grown. One being a vampire and the other human bring all of the expected problems, but this story actually focuses on it. I loved that Dominic wanted to give Cassidy a child, but obviously couldn’t. (BTW–major tears with this story-NO SPOILERS).
Secondary characters that I actually love now.
One character that has truly evolved is Jackson. Hate for vampires was his major personality trait. But his growth was a major “aww” moment. He was actually cute. (You could not have gotten this response from me in book 1 and 2).
I wished Serge got more play in this story. Totally underrepresented. He is the quirkiest vampire that I’ve ever read about and was totally happy to read his HEA as well.
OMG this ending. Totally satisfying, but sad for me because it’s the end. So glad that the author gave the reader what they wanted and still keeping the integrity of the story.
Y’all I LOVE THIS SERIES. But if you want to read it, start from book 1.
Check out my reviews for Book 1 & 2
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