Evermore (Darkyn #5)
Jayr is proud to be the only female ever permitted to serve as seneschal to a Darkyn lord. But in her centuries of service to Master Byrne, she has fallen in love with him. Now, Byrne plans to step down and hand over the Jardin to another Kyn lord-a move that threatens not only Jayr's position, but her...more
Aeden mac Byrne is the suzerain of the Orlando Jardin and owner and operator of The Realm. To humans, The Realm is a very cool Medieval theme restaurant where they can eat big turkey legs, watch and participate in battles, jousts and archery contests. For the Darkyn, The Realm is a way to cling to a familiar time and place and enjoy the contests and games as much as the humans. Only they know that the swords and lances are made of sharp steel and deadly ...more
I am so mixed in my feelings about Evermore, and truly, I always hestitate before buying the Darkyn books, because while there are always interesting parts to the books, Viehl in keeping her books on the dark side of paranormal romance, always seems to include a bit of twisted characters indulging in gratuous torture or victimizing sex-- I guess because when the 'good' guys are preditors that control humans ...more
In Evermore, we get a dash of William Wallace, a whole heap of Robinhood and an entertaining tale that kept the pages turning til late in the night- or I should say, early in the AM!
The story starts out one rainy night when a bunch of two-bit thugs try to take down a young boy wearing an expensive Rolex watch, who jus ...more
There is a genius storyline, more like the format is genius, that wends its way through the series, involving the romance between Cyprien and Alex but I am sick to death of Alex's inane comments. She is sooooooo annoying, and what was with the dig on using the name Sookie. Jealous much... :)
And the two main characters in this book, they've known eachother for hundreds of years but suddenly they're ...more
Byrne and Jayr’s relationship is interesting. The way they play off each other sort of works, but after 500+ years of it, they should have figured out something by now or be completely bored and/or fed up with the situation.
And I still love Alex. She is so cool, I’d like to be her. Why can’t the Kyn world ...more
Pros: So far I like this one the most out of the books I have read in this series. I'm finally figuring out what some of the strange terms mean. I liked the relationship between Jayr and Byrne. Loved how strong Jayr's character is even though she has her insecurities. Those just make her seem more human. The plot was interesting with a nice twist to it. Decent conclusion.
Cons: I'm not impressed with how the author so often makes sex so dark and twisted. The dreams with Alex and Korvel were ...more
Absolute best one of the series! (So far...still 2 more to go!) Byrne and Jayr are a match 600 years in the making. I freaking loved this one! Byrne and Jayr have been mentioned in previous books but you can really read this book as a stand alone although if you start at the beginning, you will be more familiar with all the other characters.
Aedan Byrne is a Darkyn who is tired of being the leader of his jardin (group of Darkyn). He runs a kni ...more
AHH Robin Hood - one of my favorite movies - Christian Slater, Kevin Costner...
Oh wait - This is a Darkyn Book Review :)
I have to say that this wasn't my favorite while reading most of it - I liked a lot of it, but I kept groaning when I pieced together the parts with Robin of Locksley, Nottingham - and even Maiden Marian - Yes you got that right - Robin Hood is Darkyn ...
The st ...more
So the plot lines may sound ridiculous, but the odd thing about Viehl's books is that when you're reading them th ...more
The Characters — are what I seem to love about these books. I looked back on my previous posts and saw how much I wrote in this section. Oh well! Jaus has been one of my favorite characters, probably because of his tragic encounters earlier. What I thought was the established mold he would f ...more
The author takes a tale of Olde England and turns it into spun gold. That is vampire style spun gold. The characters are not only likeable but loveable with the exception of Lord Nottingham whom you really want to hate. It's not a matter of the storyline making you want to hate him but just the aura of the character. ...more
Jayr is the seneschal of Aeden Byrne, Suzerain of the Orlando Jardin of the Darkyn and owner of the Realm. Jayr saved Byrne from certain death in the battle of Bannockburn and has secretly been in love with him since that day, even though he changed her to Darkyn.
Byrne is a centuries old Darkyn, battle for the freedom of Scotland from the English. But he is tired of trying to hold in his inner beast, a beast so horrible that he has decided to step down as suzerain of the The re ...more
In this book Aedan mac Byrne is the suzerain (leader) of a group of Darkyn in Florida. One of his closest friends is Robin of Locksley (yes, that one) and his right hand is his seneschal Jayr. Jary is a woman but was turned into Drakyn at age 17 when she was half-starved. Her body never fully developed and she's often mistaken for a young man. She takes it all in stride ...more
Very good! I so enjoy the world of the Darkyn, the some of the recurring characters from previous books.
This one was a bit different, in that many of the Kyn featured in this book have been around since the Middle Ages, and we learned of their history with each other over the centuries as they met again at the "Realm" in Orlando, Florida for Middle Ages games (fencing, jousting, ec.), meetings and fancy dinners.
I LOVED the love story with Jayr & her "master", Adean ...more
I would have give this five stars as it's riveting and very dramatic (hard to put down) but it completely crumbles apart at the end. It's like she didn't kno ...more
Best Quote of the book:
"Knights in shin ...more
This one was OK - there were a couple of sweet romantic spots, the heroine was likable (for the most part), but then I had to remind myself that these characters had pined for each other for 700 years! 700 YEARS! And he had lots of sex while she, of course, remained untouched by any ...more
She 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 eleme ...more