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No Rest for the Wicked

(Immortals After Dark #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  55,641 ratings  ·  1,797 reviews
alternate cover edition of ISBN 9781416509882

In this next installment in the Immortals After Dark Series, USA Today Bestselling author Kresley Cole delivers a scorching tale about a forbidding vampire who lives in the shadows and the beautiful assassin who hunts him there.

A vampire soldier weary of life...

Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire—a nightmar
Mass Market Paperback, 356 pages
Published October 31st 2006 by Pocket Star
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Now that I've picked this series up again, I can't put it down! I'm loving this supernatural world that Kresley Cole created. Slowly but surely, I'm figuring out these mystical beings and beginning to connect the dots between their stories. The audiobook narration continues to be fantastic as well.

Like the second book in the series, 'No Rest For The Wicked' centers on the forbidden romance between a Valkyrie and a vampire. This time around, it is Kaderin the cold-hearted and Sebastian that end u
Kat Kennedy
I have a scientific curiosity about romance readers. I want to probe them like rats in a cage.

Don't worry, I'll be gentle... if you want me to.

What do they like about these novels? What characteristics appeal to them? What is the common denominator in a successful romance novel? Can I boil it down and make a formula.

Quality of foreplay X chemistry / sexual tension over time (grading scale being >50 for way too early, =80 for perfection and around 100 for aggravating over-tension, otherwise known
Blacky *Romance Addict*

This book has the most realistic insta-love in a PNR that I've ever read!

Seriously, I am surprised how the author did it and it made me bump it up a star. I just couldn't believe it!

I know comparing books isn't the thing, especially in reviews but I just have to explain why this shocked me so :D
I'm currently reading another paranormal series that has to do with vampires, and I just couldn't NOT compare these two, especially because this one has a vampire as male lead too.

Anyway, you know how
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession

So Good..... All I can say about this series so far is WOW!!!!!!!!! I am so loving this series.

Kaderin the Cold Hearted is a Kickass Warrior Valkyrie who hates vampires because she had mercy on a vampire and he turned around and killer her two sisters. Her guilt and pain was so much that a goddess took away all of her emotions leaving her feeling nothing until she meets Sebastian Wroth ...

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Sebastian was a Warrior like his other 3 brothers. He was turned into a vampire against his will
May 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“And now, for the first time in three hundred hellish years, Sebastian desperately wanted to live.”

Sebastian Wroth is my favorite type of hero. He's persistent, gentle, adamant and freaking hot ! I fell in love with this book since the first chapter. Kresley Cole outlined No Rest for the Wicked very well because she didn't left any details out. The beginning of it and the ending were powerful, I felt emotions through the book even when I didn't read it, it was still there.

“They desecrat
Huge 5 stars

I had a blast reading this story! I'm also sure it will come as no surprise to those who've followed my status updates that I freaking LOVED this book!

Right from the start, No Rest for the Wicked had me captivated and giddy. I couldn't stop myself from giggling, laughing, clapping, and squealing with delight while I cheering the characters on in their quest to win the Talisman's Hie, the immortals' version of the TV show the Amazing Race. I also found myself eager for the love story
Sophia Triad
Sebastian Wroth (Vampire) & Kaderin the Cold Hearted (Valkyrie)

Sebastian Wroth never wanted to become a vampire.
That September of 1709, he only wished to die. Everything he loved was lost, died, taken away from him. Sebastian was a man of honor. Better to have a honorable death, than becoming a bloodthirsty Vampiir. His brother Nikolai who suddenly appeared had other plans.

“I will not have this for me,” Sebastian said. “I do not want it.”
“You must, brother,” Nikolai murmured. Were his eerie eye
"If you love something, you protect it ruthlessly. No matter what occurs."

This series is getting better and better. The 3rd book in the 'Immortals After Dark' series by Kresley Cole is full of extreme ideas, a fast-paced plot, exquisite characters and brilliant humor.

The events revolve around the Talisman’s Hie, a contest for immortals, where the ultimate price is unimaginably precious, and the setting is more than adventurous. This savage, bloody competition gives another peek into
Jun 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any romance fan, but especially fans of J.R. Ward
Recommended to Auntee by: All my GR buddies--thank you!:)
What a fool I am! I've had this hot number sitting patiently in my TBR pile for months, just waiting for me to finally pick it up and read it! After reading the first two titles in the "Immortals After Dark" series, I was not in any real hurry to read further in the series. The first book was okay, and admittedly the second book was much better, but this one was just outstanding! I feel like I did when I finally got around to reading J.R. Ward's BDB. Now I can't wait to read more!

I'll admit I fe
I guess third time is the charm... At least, with the Immortals After Dark series. I wasn't impressed with The Warlord Wants Forever and A Hunger Like No Other, the first two entries in the series, but now I understand what all the fuss is about. To be honest, I wasn't "feeling the love" in the first half of this book, but things got much better in the second half.

Back in 1709, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire by his brother Nikolai, the hero in The Warlord Wants Forever. That happened
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More)
Oct 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of heroes in pursuit, Vamp romance fans
Recommended to Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) by: 2013 IAD Group reread
2nd Read Completed Between 8/11-8/12/13

There is something about this series that feels like sinking into a comfortable, well-loved pair of shoes, or diving into your favorite comfort dish (think Mac N' Cheese). These books absorb me like few others. I was excited to reread it, and hopeful I would feel more connected and like Kaderin more this time around. It actually happened, so yay!

Before, I felt like she was just so mean to Sebastian and it bothered me. This time, I could put her into context
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
HOW??? How does Kresley Cole do it??? This is PURE ENTERTAINMENT! I mean EVERY. SINGLE. BOOK. I can't even ... this series is so good that if you asked me to pick a favorite character, I simply can't. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, brings to the table that special something to make this series as entertaining and as fabulous as it is! I don't think I'll ever comprehend HOW some of these authors' imagination works. I find myself LOST in this magical world filled with these fascinating creatures t ...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: Anna (Bobs Her Hair)

Fetish Cafe will be back in future installments. In the meantime, you can can get acquainted with the series in Episode 1 and Episode 2

Talk about a fun series! I didn't have any fetish boxes checked this time, but it's okay. I loved the read in spite of it.

I don't even mind that there's about a billion types of immortals in these books like I usually would (kitchen sink writing generally bugs me because it muddies the rules of a world/universe). This might have something to do with each race ha
Sammy Loves Books
4 "Headboard Banging Stars"

Sebastian Wroth,
he had me at gray eyes *sighs*


Sebastian was once a fierce warrior. But as he lay dying from wounds, his brother turned him into a Vampire against his will. Sebastian hates himself and his brother for turning him into this monster. He lives as a vampire, yet his heart doesn't beat, he doesn't need to breath, and his useless cock doesn't even get hard. Sebastian never ventures into the outside world. He merely exists, forcing blood, purchased from a but
Sebastian was meant to call her his own. The good and the bad. She’d been made for him, and he for her.

4.5stars - I loved this book!!

There was a reason that would completely explain why she couldn’t hurt him. But she refused to entertain it—couldn’t. If she did, life as she knew it was over...

Strong heroines are a favorite of mine, and I just loved Kaderin the Cold Hearted. When she lost her beloved sisters’ centuries ago to a vampire attack, a gracious gift from an unknown

Nov 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: paranormal romance fans, especially BDB fans
re-read: April 2011

I have been rendered speechless. No Rest for the Wicked is so amazing, I don’t think any review I write can sum up its greatness. From the get-go, Cole sucks you right in! I couldn’t pace myself at all with this book. And although I tried to stop reading many times, I just couldn’t put the book down for more than twenty minutes.

First off, I just want to gush about how much I enjoyed the hero and heroine of this book. Sebastian Wroth was a human, who was unwilling turned into
Mar 24, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: awful, pnr, 1-star
There are not words enough to describe how much I disliked the heroine, Kaderin. At about 60% I considered going through the reviews I'd written and in which I had bashed the heroines to insert the following:

She's stupid, but not as stupid as Kaderin.
She's annoying, but not as annoying as Kaderin.
I disliked her, but not as much as Kaderin.

She redefined The Unlikable Heroine for me. To call her TSTL would still give her wriggle room for positive attributes but she won't get that from me. No
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Ahhh Sebastian! *swoons* He is the perfect man. Old-time gentleman, shy, knows what he wants and fights for it, just... perfect! I wish I had my own Sebastian!

OK, so now that I got that out of the way... Kaderin is a valkyrie and she's been "cursed" with not being able to feel for a thousand years, since the death of her sisters, who were killed by a vampire. She is tough (as all valkyrie are), loves and lives for killing vampires and for the Hie (like the Amazing Race). That whole concept was n
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Carmel (Rabid Reads) by: Melanie
Shelves: audio-2014, audio
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

I’d originally intended to listen to one IMMORTALS AFTER DARK audiobook a month until I got caught-up on the series. Well, that plan flew the coop the moment Robert Petkoff began cooing in my ear. This installment was a step below its predecessor because other than Bowen, who was a secondary character, it came up short on werewolves, and was more story-centric than sextastic. At any rate, I found Kresley Cole’s version of the Amazing Race (Hie) to be quite ingenious; I t
Aug 27, 2020 rated it liked it
This definitely felt 2006-ish but i honestly didn’t have a problem with that. This is my 2nd book by Kresley Cole and i can say now that she’s an incredible writer— i’ll still reach for her books even if they’re meh.
However, i must comment that her dialogues often feel comical and detached??? i really don’t know how else to put it but that’s pretty much how it felt. The world building/setting was a bit confusing, so i’ll be honest i schemed through a lot but that’s entirely on me as i skipped t
1.5 stars

“She said that... in the competition, before the next full moon... you’re going to... die.”

Read for my full moon Halloween square.
Was missing the fun addicting candy feel from the first. I don't think the valkyrie humor or personalities gels with mine. I was annoyed with the heroine and bored with the hero. I'm going to take a break from the series but I've got a lot of Halloween bingo squares to fill, so I could be back trying soon.
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ by: SheReadsALot
I really did hold out for a loooooonnnnnggggg time with this series. I mean, I read the first thingamajig and was not impressed, but someone was pushy AF relentless in her persistence. You'd be amazed at how many conversations can lead back to this series.


But stubborn Cupcake is stubborn and was all...

I'm not going to lie it was the news that KC was going to try her hand at mm that got me to try again.

And now I'm all...

Again, I liked both of these characters but didn't lurve them. B
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Story Rating 5 stars
Character Rating 5 stars
Romance Rating 4 stars
Imagination 5 stars
Heat Level 3.5 stars
Overall Rating 5 stars
Favorite Character, Sebastian

I have a feeling that I'll be repeating this in every review I write on this series. I have to say again, Kresley Cole has written yet another FANTASTIC story filled with some of the best Imagination I've read to date. The characters are spectacular and along with the story just suck you in. I really enjoyed the aspects of this story with The
Jul 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Revised Review:
This is the third book in the series, and it follows A Hunger Like No Other very closely. The Talisman's Hie begins (sort of an immortal Amazing Race), and we see all of the scavenger hunt-like obstacles, we also see the set-up for the next book in the series Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night.
The Valkyrie Kaderin meets a vampire named Sebastian Wroth, brother of Nikolai Wroth from The Warlord Wants Forever. Sebastian recognizes in her his Bride...the one he is destined to be with
maura delaney
Aug 28, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks, romance

I'm really loving where this series is heading and I very much want to be a part of this fandom, but these books take me a million years to read. I'm not sure if it's just because I'm not a paranormal reader or if there is still a lot of set up that needs to go on, but these drag a bit for me.

On to the next one!
Exhilarating,Speedily page-turning and other words just again:WOW.
Kresley Cole has surprised me yet AGAIN with "No Rest for the Wicked".!How the hell does she do it!!!?Keeping me awake the whole night reading this book once i started it and snarling towards anyone who might disturb me during the reading-i have it so bad(sigh). This book delivered it all for me,and like the others in the "Immortals After Dark"-series,i have completely fallen in love with this one, everything about it!
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Now this is what I’m talkin’ about! Yes! Finally Kresley Cole decided to take this series one step further. After reading the previous two I was worried I’ll end up being blah towards this series, since I felt it was repetitive, but after this I think this will have a place among my favorites. The book had everything it needed: mind-blowing action, an amazing story, touching moments and hot love scenes. I’m really impressed.

Now, what I loved about the story was the dynamics of it. Yes, I prefer
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reread Review August 2, 2017

4 1/2 "Ultimate Scavenger Hunt" Stars!

Well first off, that original review is just stellar now is it not!?😲

Unfortunately this one won't be much better. My brain is just not up to writing reviews lately.

But anyway. This bad boy is getting an up grade to 5 stars. I loved both Kaderin and Sebastian. They played the ultimate cat and mouse game. Question was, who was the cat and who was the mouse?

The scavenger hunt was fun; they were both dealing with some emotional fami
June 2019 Re-read: Okay, so this book (and the next) are always especial favorites, because I love the Talisman's Hie. All the competition, and Amazing Race-esque action, just makes me ridiculously happy. Plus, though Sebastian and Kaderin do some questionable things to each other, like most HEA couples in this series, it's much less extreme here.

7 April 2015: $1.99 on Kindle

Book 1: The Warlord Wants Forever
Book 2: A Hunger Like No Other

Here's the book that hooked me on this series. It had dept
Aug 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
If you like romance, sizzling moments and lots of humor, you're good with the Immortal After Dark series.
In this third installment we see what happens when reluctant vampire Sebastian Wroth discovers that Valkyrie vampire-assassin Kaderin the Cold Hearted is his fated Bride.

This story was exciting, fun and sexy.
Sebastian was a total sweetheart. Meeting Kaderin makes his miserable vampire existence finally meaningful and he goes out of his way to win her over. And she is one tough cookie...
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Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.
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  • Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #4)
  • Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #5)
  • Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark, #6)
  • Untouchable (Immortals After Dark, #7)
  • Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, #8)
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