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Dark Deceiver (The Esri #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  246 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
And now Kaderil the Dark plans to invade the human realm. He's on a mission to steal back the stones of power that they possess, and kill a small band of humans immune to Esri enchantment. But in the human realm he meets Autumn McGinn, who holds the means for him to claim victory--if only she'll betray her people. Something about this vibrant beauty's sweetness and gentle ...more
Paperback, Silhouette Nocturne #42, 276 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Silhouette Books
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Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars, rounded up. I read this series last summer. Emotionally, I loved this book, even though the plot has a few holes in it. I have read all 4 books in the Esri series by Pamela Palmer. I didn't care too much for book 1. This one -- book 2 -- is the best in the series, IMO. Excellent suspense, excellent tension, great character development and some good loving. I loved it!
I also liked book 3, A Warrior's Desire.
Fantastic Book! This is my second favorite of the series (after Warrior's Desire). Autumn was a wonderful heroine and I loved seeing Kade thaw and give in to his human side. Great story. Great romance.
Jane Stewart
Weak 3 stars. At best it kept my interest and I did not wish it would be over.

I felt like the author was “assigned” to write this book instead of being “inspired” to write it. Nothing special or different about the characters and actions. I do like the overall setting and plot: Esri vs Sitheens and humans. The best thing about it: I was curious to keep reading. But on hindsight, I would not recommend it. I didn’t smile. There was no wow.

This is book 2 in a 4 book series. It’s probably best to re
Sep 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance lovers
Second in the Esri series, this is an awesome book! I confess Pam is a good friend of mine and I critiqued this book for her (so I saw it first!) but she really is a fabulous new voice in the paranormal romance genre. Here you have a smart, clutzy heroine and a dark, mysterious hero on a quest to save the world. What more could you want?

Keep an eye out for Palmer's new Feral Warriors series coming summer of 2009!
Donna Zink
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Violence and darkness in a villain never looked so good and Kederil the Dark is a very delicious bad boy! Kederil, (Kade), and Autumn's story is told in this the second book in the Esria series. Autumn is a friend of Larsen's in the first book of the series, The Dark Gate, and she joins with the original cast of characters in Dark Deceiver to guard against the return of the Esri. Was happy to see Larsen, Jack, and the rest of the gang from book one return. Love it when a series doesn't just drop ...more
Christina (AKA Babbling)
Mar 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
Quoted from my review @

Autumn McGinn is not Sitheen — the name given to the humans with Esri ancestors. She helped them find the draggon stone in the first book, and she helping with midnight patrols and research. So far, things aren’t going so well for her. She lets one of the Esri escape and she hasn’t had any luck finding the other stones. And she’s a bit of a klutz. It’s no small surprise to her that she nearly brains the tall, mysterious stranger who comes lookin
Barbara ★
Outsider Kade is sent to Earth to find the stones and kill all the remaining Sitheens (humans with the ability to stop the Esri). When he meets Autumn who believes she is a Sitheen, the sparks fly and the attraction is instant. Autumn hates the Esri but doesn't know Kade is one so she falls...hard. Now Kade must decide - the mission or the woman?

This is fast-paced, well-written and jumps right into the action on the first page. I really liked Autumn. At 6'4" she is down to earth, klutzy, laughs
Khalia Hades
Mar 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Kaderil, a half Esri lord, is at once a fearsome yet flawed being, on the cusp of surrendering to his human side, and it is the intensely human Autumn McGinnis, the odd-girl out on the team of Sitheen who have taken it upon themselves to hold back the Esri from crossing over into the human realm, whose love helps him to find a balance between his fearsome power and his gentler side. In so doing, a man sent to spear head the destruction of the human world chooses instead to help defend it and def ...more
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I thoroughly enjoyed the character development and felt pulled into their struggle. Once I started this one, I could not put it down. Kade and Autumn are my favorite pair out of the Sitheen :) I loved Autumn's klutziness because it is something I can relate to. Her intelligence more than makes up for her being "only human". Kade is a wonderful character who gives up everything that he thought he knew for the love of his life. This was my favorite one out of the Esri ...more
Nov 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I love Pamela Palmer's Feral Warriors, so I thought I would give this a try. The second book in this series, but I don't feel I missed anything by reading it first. Great story,it moved fast and I loved the hero and heroine. There are two more coming out in this series which I will be reading...
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Pamela Palmer is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Feral Warriors shape-shifter series, the Esri Series, and (coming in 2012) the Vamp City series. Raised in an Air Force family, Pamela lived in eleven different houses by the time she was fourteen. The two constants in her life—her family and her imagination. When her initial career goal of captaining starships didn't pan ...more
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The Esri (4 books)
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