280709Loooooots of words.  I picked up the first book to the Merlin Codex, Celtika, a few years ago and I remember liking it, but I had difficulties locating the rest of the series so I let it go.  But when I saw the second installment The Iron Grail in a used book store, I couldn’t resist.

I think I should have.

Aside from the story being a bit hard to follow because it had been so long between reading book one and two, it was too wordy, plain and simple.  And there was no emotion in the retelling.  Merlin, that fabled wizard of Arthurian legend, is the one telling the story from his perspective.  But he’s just so clinical about it!

I mean he travels through time, into the underworld, the spirit world, across almost every realm and dimension medieval/primitive man believed in and I barely had any interest because it was almost like he was reading off his grocery list.  It was torture to read this, but I did it.

And now I’m moving on.

Something I’m sure won’t disappoint (and please dear gods let me be right) Kiss of a Demon King is next.  Book 7 in the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole.

3585344HIS OBSESSION…
Sabine, Sorceress of Illusions: the evil beauty who surrenders her body, but not her heart.

HER DOWNFALL…
Rydstrom Woede: the ruthless warrior who vows to keep her at all costs.

THEY WERE NEVER SUPPOSED TO WANT EACH OTHER THIS MUCH…
With each smoldering encounter, their shared hunger only increases. If they can defeat the sinister enemy that stands between them, will Sabine make the ultimate sacrifice for her demon? Or will the proud king lay down his crown and arms to save his sorceress?

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