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Lothaire (Immortals After Dark #12)

4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  30,792 Ratings  ·  2,112 Reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her electrifying Immortals After Dark series with this thrilling tale, revealing secrets of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals…


Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have le

Kindle Edition, 468 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Pocket
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Kamen Stefanivich was not frozen into immortality when he sired Lothaire. In fact Ivana makes the comment,

“I knew I only had so long with him before his…more
Stefanivich was not frozen into immortality when he sired Lothaire. In fact Ivana makes the comment,

“I knew I only had so long with him before his heart stopped its beating. Now I question whether he has a heart at all.”

He wasn't king because he was the most powerful, he was king because of his bloodline. If it was up to being the most powerful Lothaire would most likely already control the Horde. I hope you found this helpful :)(less)
Liz If it helps, I just read this book without reading any of the other books and still enjoyed it. I'm sure there's a lot of relationships &…moreIf it helps, I just read this book without reading any of the other books and still enjoyed it. I'm sure there's a lot of relationships & background information I would have better appreciated if I'd read the rest of the series, but it was still a good read.(less)

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♡Karlyn P♡
Oct 20th, re-reading... Loooooove Lothaire!! Such a fun book.
Loved it! I mean, Who the HELL decided to pair the zillionaire wealthy and half-mad evil vampire Lothaire -- complete with a wicked dry sense of humor and a snobby God-like complex -- with a dirt-poor, barefooted, Appalachian hillbilly girl who is possessed by an evil Goddess, lives in a broken down trailer with her redneck family, and enjoys ‘parking’ for some good ol’ dry humping action?!

Hoooooey!! Hands out to K
As I'd listened to the earlier books in this series, Lothaire's story is one that I'd been anxiously awaiting. The "Enemy of Old", he's portrayed as the villain that personifies everything evil about The Horde vampires. Yet, there is always a hint of humanity that shines through his wickedness every time he makes an appearance. I've been intrigued by this aloof vampire for quite some time now. Finally, we get his story!

Lothaire is every bit the condescending, elitist vampire that I'd imagined. C
Jan 13, 2012 Katie(babs) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are only a few select authors I consider to be like crack with their series. JR Ward is my #1 crack. Kresley Cole comes in a very close second. Kresley’s Immortals after Dark series is very addicting and she writes characters who walk a very fine line in regards to morals. Her heroes and heroine are fierce warriors who will fight to the death to survive or get what they feel they. The majority of these supernatural characters are close to losing their minds because they've been alive for s ...more
Dec 04, 2013 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; Paranormal romance fans
What did I think? What did I think?...
I think this book is fantastic! Hands down the most erotic of the whole fabulous series, and one of the hardest to put down. I stayed up until 3:00am to finish this one...and then I was so keyed up I couldn't fall asleep! And it's days later and I'm still thinking about it...and rereading it.:)

No synopsis here, except to say this in the vampire Lothaire's story, the "Enemy of Old", the guy who's been in just about every book of the whole IAD series; the bad
Sammy Loves Books
Ahhhh... Lothaire
I'm not sure how to rate sexy, mega alpha, fucked up, know it all, maniacal, narcissistic bastard!!


I have waited so long for Lothaire's book. What kind of woman would Kressley Cole put him with? The trend has been to fall for the enemy of your species, so I was beyond happy that Lothaire's mate was not a Valkyrie. But the poor girl was a young, innocent human. Fate is so cruel. Lothaire couldn't possibly be mated to a vulnerable human. He has far too many enemies!!

Jan 31, 2012 Mel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(3,5 stars)
This book was entertaining (hey: it's Cole!) but compared to her earlier work it was just okay. It had some definite 5 star moments (Lothaire's sarcasm for one) but overall the general plot line wasn't great and it just went on and on. I also stick to my guns: Lothaire should have been with Nix.
In full:

The good:
Lothaire. Oh what a wonderful hero (and I use this term loosely) he is. Super powerful, super knowing and super cynical. Not a shred of modesty in that vampire and when you r
Wicked Incognito Now
I hate when I finish reading a book right before I go to bed, because then I wake up sometime in the night and can't stop re-hashing the book. So now I'm up at 4am specifically to write this review. As I was lying in bed, I came up with many items to point out. Too bad I didn't have someone to dictate to, because I was really on a role there.

First of all I should point out that I've really loved this series. I've been a loyal pre-ordering fan. Kresley Cole has mad skills. She is an expert at jug
FYI, pretty much spoiler-free, I think.

3+/3.5 stars overall. I'll be completely honest; I'm a little underwhelmed. I liked it...for the most part. There were parts I really liked, parts I didn't particularly like, and parts with which I was definitely squeamish/uncomfortable. This is a hard one for me to evaluate because I had been looking forward to it for QUITE some time (uh, check when I originally shelved this book - back in MAY 2011). Much like that feeling you get when you've planned a vac
5 Huge, Mega, Gigantic Stars!


I loved this book! It was just as good as I hoped it would be. Lothaire is a true antihero but he's a perfect one!

Review to come.
Stacia (the 2010 club)
I just want to give a big middle finger to the person who designed the cover for Lothaire. It's completely YOUR fault that I was unable to picture Lothaire as attractive.

Because of that cover, I couldn't get a certain Russian vampire from some other "random" franchise out of my head. Surely, someone else must see the similarity?

Nothing sucks harder than having the wrong image of a male lead in your head.

I really wanted to do my usual Fetish Cafe review but I'm so thrown off that I'm struggling
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
I loved this book! This was worth waiting for, even though it was a long wait for it to come out in paperback. I can say that the hours spent reading it were truly enjoyable. It's true that I am a huge fan of this series, but it never gets old for me. I do believe this is one of the best paranormal series out there, hands down! It has a lot of sex, so I wouldn't recommend it to a fantasy fan who doesn't like sex, but I feel that the world-building stands up to muster for a fantasy novel as well. ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

Lothaire the Enemy of Old possess an insatiable need for revenge against the Horde. After being cast out along with his Dacian mother by his father and King of the Horde vampires, Stefanovich, Lothaire vows to his mother that he will slay his father and become king one day. His plans include uniting the Dacian and Horde kingdoms together. This is his endgame, his raison d’etre.

That is until Elizabeth Pierce stumbles upon his life. Ellie, as she is most often called in
I had spent the better parts of my night chowing through this book, but now I'm freaking giving up at page 349.

After the worthy opening with Lothaire's painful (but cliched) past and Ellie's demon possession, everything just goes straight to hell, damn it!

Although I like vampires being evil and bloodthirsty instead of goody-two-shoes, still I don't enjoy this story (well, a tiny part of it is enjoyable, but it doesn't cover the bad, boring parts), plus the romance and sex scenes and the idea of

5 Brilliant Stars for the delicious Lothaire! No one writes paranormal romance like Kresley Cole...she is #1 in my book!!

Picture Eric Northman from True Blood dating Ellie Mae Clampett from the Beverly Hillbillies, and you have Lothaire!!

The pairing of Lothaire and Elizabeth was nothing short of brilliant. My initial hope was that Nix was meant for Lothaire, being that they are the two oldest creatures that still exist in the world of The Lore. My thinking can’t hold a candle to the wisdom and
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
Holy Hillbilly Fun!!!!


Where do I start with this book

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One minute I wanted him the next I wanted to beat the crap outta him. I really liked that He stayed true to his character. In the first part of the book I could not stand him, but I did understand why he was the way he was. My God the first part with his mother so heartbreaking. He so redeemed himself it just took awhile for this bad boy to learn to love!

“His debtors always assumed he'd demand their firstborn. Like I'm fuc
Taiyesha-Duchess of Indiana
Lothaire (Immortals after Dark, #12: 5 Star read that doesn't fail to deliver an amazing read

General Thoughts: I love this series beyond reason. How is it that every freaking book manages to get better and better. I have no clue. Hopefully you are in the process of reading this book or reading the series because I can't help but feel like its one of the best ones out there. I never read paranormal romance until I stumbled across this series and it was the best stumble I've ever had. People think
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
I have a confession to make. I didn't think this book would live up to my expectations, secretly, I started reading this expecting it to disappoint me. How could it not? Lothaire the Enemy of Old has been in these books from the beginning, we have had 11 books building his character up, making us adore and worship him despite the fact that he is undeniably evil and insane and would happily murder all our other favourite characters. Yet still we long for a happy ending for him, Kresley Cole has u ...more
Aly is so frigging bored
Aug 03, 2014 Aly is so frigging bored rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone! And I do mean everyone[but only after they've read the series]!
3rd read: August 2014
Still really love this book :)

2nd Read: April 2012

1st read: January 2012
I just finished the book and know that whatever review I could write won't do it justice. It was spectacular! One thing that I loved, among many others that is, is that KC hasn't changed Lothaire or tried to mellow him or make him seem more... normal. He is as cray-cray as he's ever been and as ruthless, but we do see his charming side[yes, he has one:D] and the very, extremely arrogant one.

That being s
“Admit it, love, you like it when I'm a little bad....”

Shit, this book just didn't allow me to go out with my friends (even though it's friday night and I have been craving for a little free time since monday) nor do ANYTHING else, for a matter of fact. I just COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN! It has been ages since I was THIS fixated with a book. I can't even remember the last time I added a book to my favs list. I always adored this series and I definitely can say it is one of the best in the paranormal-
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Hello my friends. I’m here to pay tribute to one of the most important characters from the series Immortals After Dark. He’s one of the meanest, cruelest, arrogant, controlling, sadistic, insulting, jealous, possessive, psychotic, bloody, black-clawed characters out there. Let’s hear it for the one, the only, the Enemy of Old, Lothaire!

*Tchaikovsky’s ”Dance of the Mirlitons” playing in the background*

Yes Lothaire. I’ve depleted all my wall-punching gifs for you. Because you’re worth it!

Lothaire's review in two songs.

Part I
- The character. Sing to the music of Sexy and I know it by LMFAO.

I'm evil and I love it
I'm evil and I love it

When I'm at Val Hall, the Valkyries want to kill me all
But they can't beat me, they're not even on my league, (what?)
I'm the Enemy of Old, I've betrayed half the Lore
No matter who they are, I make them nervous
No Lykae, no Demon, no Lorian, don't compare us (watch)

Ah...Just look at that body
Ah...Just look at that face
Ah...Just look at that brain
Blacky *Romance Addict*

1% - 80% = 5 stars
80% - 100% = 2 or 3 stars, depends on the scenes.

I really loved this book, up until he did sth to the main woman that I just didn't like HOW he did it, and all the happenings after that were WTF, the whole book changed, I don't know why the author went that way but I don't like it.
I am so disappointed with the end that I want to give this book 3 stars, but it wouldn't be fair cause I loved 80% of it.
So 4 stars for Lothaire :(
R.L. Mathewson
The first thing I want to say about this book is that I love how Kresley Cole didn't weaken Lothaire to fit a role. She also took the time to build him up, making it difficult to hate him. She also picked the perfect woman for him, a strong capable woman who refused to back down. The wit was wonderful and the made the story more enjoyable. I'm already planning to read this book again in the near future. Without a doubt the best book in the series so far.
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

The hype vis-à-vis LOTHAIRE’s story has been gradually building with every IMMORTALS AFTER DARK installment, and albeit three years later, I now understand why all of my fellow bloggers were fan-girling it up over the Enemy of Old. Most authors hold back when developing their anti-heroes because there’s a thin line between Bad Boy and a-hole, but not Kresley Cole, she went full-on bastard, and I absolutely loved her for it!

Every addition to this series brings with it its
Mandi Schreiner
Jan 09, 2012 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been highly anticipating Lothaire for some time now, especially after seeing a lot of him in the previous book, Dreams of a Dark Warrior. Lothaire, the Enemy of Old, an extremely old and feared vampire who is set upon revenge. As the bastard child of the King of the Horde, Stefanovich, he promised his Dacian vampire mother before she was tortured and killed that he would slay Stefanovich so the Horde will ultimately swear fealty to Lothaire. He then plans to unite the Dacian and Horde kin ...more
Sad to say this one was not a 5 star for me as many of her others in this series were. In fact, I vacillate between just thinking it was okay to liking it to really liking it because the parts I liked? I really liked!

Let me synop it a bit then give you my reasons why.

Lothaire, the ancient vampire known as The Enemy of Old, has an endgame...vengeance upon his paternity who so betrayed his mother a thousand yrs ago. He’ll use any piece on the chessboard his master of a mind can get his hands on to
Laura the Highland Hussy
review posted on Demon Lover's Books & More book blog

The beginning of this book sucks you in, it traps you, and it doesn’t let you go. By the time you finish, you realize the whole day has passed, and you haven’t fed your children or husband, or even grabbed a coffee. Just me? I didn’t think so.

I wasn’t sure how much I’d like Lothaire as a hero, I mean he has had his moments, but always with a price. We find out why he’s been hoarding these “favors” owed to him. And we find out just how muc
Heather C
My new favorite IAD
I The Enemy of Old!

What I Loved:
The romance plot was pretty unique and twisted. Plus it was enemies-to-lovers which is my absolute fave.
The beginning was gory. And I mean gross and bloody massacre with lots of body parts scattered around gory!
I loved Ellie! She is by far my favorite heroine of all the IAD stories so far. She was funny and witty and strong willed and didn't put up with any of Lothaire's shit. She loved to piss him off and never did what he expected or de
5 stars and Top Read 2012

Maybe because from the beginning, Lothaire never be my nom nom boyfriend, nor that I lusting over him, that's why I don't have a high expectation. But then, how I can not adore this asshat-man-I-want-to-throw-something-hard-to-you-I-don't-care-even-you-are-The Enemy of Old? His "I'm tarzan you Jane" to Ellie, sometimes annoying, sometimes boring, but sometimes make me laugh. And I love Ellie Pierce, she's really a sucker punch that Lothaire never see coming. Love when sh
Jan 11, 2012 Camilla rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Yes, Yes, YES!!!

Read this is one go. Couldnt stop.. Its now very late. Need to sleep.

Lotharie... MINE!!! Rawwwrrr

Review tomorrow..


Ok, so after having slept on it I have a few things to say about this book:

First: I think I might be in love with Kresley Cole.

Second, I think I might definitely be in love with Lothaire.. And by proxy Paul Marron.. Grrrrr

Third: This is definitely the hottest IAD book.. I mean.. Wow.. just.. Rawwrrr..
I, I swear t
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Immortals After Dark (1 - 10 of 17 books)
  • A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2)
  • No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark #3)
  • Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark #4)
  • Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark #5)
  • Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark #6)
  • Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark #7)
  • Deep Kiss of Winter (Includes: Immortals After Dark, #8; Alien Huntress, #3.5)
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“His debtors always assumed he'd demand their firstborn. Like I'm fucking Rumpelstiltskin? What would Lothaire do with countless squalling babes? Raise them in a kennel?” 314 likes
“As Lothaire lifted the lid with a sense of dread, Nïx murmured, “Hint: it’s the middle one.”
Elizabeth’s fragile finger.Seeing it severed like this brought on a visceral reaction—pain shooting through his own hand, radiating throughout his regenerated heart. He closed the lid with a swallow, sentimentally pocketing the package.
“You gave her your heart, and she gave you the bird.” Nïx sighed. “Songs will be written about this.”
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