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Dreams of a Dark Warrior

(Immortals After Dark #10)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  37,794 ratings  ·  1,566 reviews
From #1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole comes this gripping tale of a battle-maddenend warrior driven by revenge and the Valkyrie temptress who haunts his dreams.

He Vowed He'd Come For Her...

Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of h
Kindle Edition, 532 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by Pocket Books
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Sammy Loves Books
1.5 "I Almost Did Not Finish" Stars!!

Declan Chase can go Suck a Dick!!

What can I say? I hated the Hero. Hated him!!!


The author tried to redeem him in the final 40 pages which was too little too late because I hated him for the first 400 pages.

I had to make myself finish this book. Too much repetition of events from the previous book. Freakin Torture!! This book gets 2 stars because Kresley Cole is a talented writer and it hurts me to give her a 1 star.

Regin the Radiant


I just HATED Chase. Which
Sophia Triad
Aidan the Fierce (powerful Berserker) or Declan Chase (hateful human) and Regin the Radiant (half Valkyrie/half Radiant One)

"Come on, Chase."
"Tell me, if I take you to my room and put you in my bed, what do you think would happen?"
"I can draw you a diagram. Hint: I'm slot B, and you're tab A."
"I mean the ultimate outcome. Do you think I'll free you if you please me enough? You're not the first detrus who's tried to whore for her freedom."
"Whore for my freedom?" She laughed again. "What if I just
Feb 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
I don't know how much more I can gush about this series, but I'll try. Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark is one of my three favorite paranormal series, the others being J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series, and Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. I guess the reason I love these series sooo much is because of the things they all have in common--excellent writing displaying the authors' vivid imaginations, fantastic storytelling skills that have you either laughing at the characters' ...more
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
“Aidan from the past: He took her hands in his bloodied, callused ones. “Accept me?” His eyes glowed, his lashes spiked from rain.

Declan in the present: He gripped her nape. “I fuckin love you, Regin!” Rain spiked his lashes as he gazed down at her, commanding her, “Love me back!”

I don't know I'm supposed to love or hate Dreams of a Dark Warrior because of the fact that it is so dramatic and hard to enjoy. This book is about two lost souls try to find each other among hostility, and the her
This series!!! I told you, it's like crack. MOREEEE!!

4.5 stars

"P.S. Your middle name’s about to be spelled r-e-g-r-e-t."

It was definitely one of the best ones in the series. I really liked Chase, though Sebastian, Conrad and Cade still remain my favorite. Onto the 12th book, here I come, Lothaire! *swoon*

Regin the Radiant.

"Eyes like amber cast in the sun, skin and hair of firelit gold. Formed to war, courage as none, beauty to behold. You are Reginleit the Radiant."

I've read this pr
Peep (Pop! Pop!)
I can see why people screamed for more Lothaire when they were done with the story. I would have rather read his story than Chase's.

You know how I always say I like the boys to be bad in my books? Well, I do! I loved Slain because he was just bad, bad, bad. But Declan? He was just evil. I didn't like that. He hurt the good beings and the bad beings. He tortured them. Sorry, but I do not feel sorry for you! You missed out on my sympathy after the first torture. Never mind that you'd been torturi
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More)
Dreams of a Dark Warrior is a story about an undying love that a man had for a woman, a long time ago. Of course, the man is a berserker, a warrior who harnesses the spirit of the lean winter bear--angry, fierce, powerful, and possessive; and the woman is an immortal valkyrie. This is a book about the danger and sacrifice of love. Love causes you to give yourself away, and there is no guarantee that you'll get anything back. But that is what love is.

CS Lewis wisely said:

“To love at all is to be
Blacky *Romance Addict*

I seriously disliked the main guy here. Even though he did get better in the second half, since I didn't warm up to him from the start, I really didn't give a sh*t about his turnabout.
The two stars go to the last 30%, and the narrator for the audiobook, that guy is simply brilliant!

Edit: rating lowered to 1 star after reread. I seriously hate the main guy.
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
Ok folks, seriously, this is book 11. You are either already reading the series and you have plans to read book 11 regardless of what I say or you already read part of the series, thought it stunk, and will never get to book 11; or you've never touched this series and the status of book 11 is irrelevant.

Following my logic? Good since I have no clue what I just wrote.

Anyhow, this series is absolutely, without a doubt, one of my favorites. IN ADDITION, here is the biggie, and a rarity, the series
This is the first time I honestly don't know how to rate a book!

Part of me wants to give this story ONE star, while another part of me wants to give it FIVE stars because of the emotions it evoked in me. I will say the hero did redeem himself (mostly) but he will NEVER be a favorite of mine.

Full review and rating to come

Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
I give this book 5 Dark Stars.


This book is Darker then most the others and I wondered after reading the last book if I would like this one because of the "TORTURE" that Declan did to Regin, But I really did like this book the way Cole wrote it to where there was very little torture coming from Declan he did stab her to kidnap her but he didn't know her then and only once did he torture her with pain poison not the way the other book made it seem like he was tearing her to pieces daily fo
Nov 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pananormal Romance fans, KC fans

Dreams of a Dark Warrior is the 11th instalment of the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole and let me tell you, this girl knows how to write! I’ve always said that Cole writes amazing prologues and Dreams opens up with an epic one! It’s 43 pages long and is probably one of my favourite parts of the book!

I will admit I wasn’t feeling Aiden that much. He reminded me of Lachlain from A Hunger Like No Other. He’s arrogant, possessive and gets pissy when things don’t go his wa
Jul 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Coming from Demon from the Dark to this one, I was really worried that Kresley Cole, one of my writing goddesses, wouldn't be able to make me like Aidan, let alone, LOVE him. Well, I don't love Aidan...but I do love Declan. That distinction is what makes this book.

After the vivisection of Regin we saw in Demon from the Dark, I kept waiting to see how KC brought us back from that...and wow, the circumstances were not what they seemed.

Declan Chase was such a tortured hero...and
If I had to describe ALL of the Immortals After Dark books in one word, that word would be 'EPIC'! I am blowing through this series at superhuman [for me!] speed and regret NOTHING but the fact that I am nearing the end. What do I read once I am done?? Kresley Cole created a world I don't ever want to leave. So far, not one installment of this amazing series has let me down. Each book is like a new exotic dish I am fortunate enough to try and it's just as decadent as the one before it but with i ...more
"Dreams of a Dark Warrior" is the 10:th instalment in the "Immortals After Dark"-series and is about pair of lovers--bound and cursed by fate.Here we follow up from the former book where the cold-blooded Magister Declan Chase has captured Regin the Radiant,never knowing he is her fifth reincarnated lover Aidan the Fierce.While his kind expects him to destroy the valkyrie who haunts his soul,despite his deep-rooted hatred he can`t help but lose his heart to her anyway-I can`t find any words to de ...more
Regin the Radiant meets Berserker Aidan the Fierce, when she is still very young, looking for rest and food before going to her sister's aid she doesn't expect for him to lay claim to her. Aiden immediately recognises Regin as his mate, determined to have her and protect her, he knows he must wait until she is grown to make her his bride.

Aiden cannot truly claim her until he has finished his task and achieved immortality. But after years of waiting and a near miss on the battlefield he refuses
Jul 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Actually: 3,5 stars, but I'm going to bump it up to 4 for entertainment value.

Dreams if a Dark Warrior is the eleventh in the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole and this time it's Regin the Radiant- Valkyrie, notorious swords(wo)man and prankster- battling the odds to find true love. It's a long, hard road, as her fated one turns out to be a human with a vehement hate against anything supernatural.

This book started out great. Regin is smart and funny and in combination with Nïx, she's
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
At last! Regin and her Berserker's story! I LOVED this book and sped through it in pretty much two sittings (damn work getting in the way of my reading time grrrr!) What I liked about this book and how it differs from the others in the series is that it tells the story from other characters POV other then the h/H, in this book we finally get a good look at Lothaire The Enemy of Old, and I LOVED Nix and Lothaire's mini stand off! I cannot wait for Lothaire's book, I am not a huge fan of his but h ...more
Heather C
This was Dark! Much darker than most of the other books in this series and it hardly had any funny moments. Also, it takes place at the same time as Demon from the Dark, so I can see where the timeline could be confusing if I had not just recently read it. But I still really liked it, even with all the darkness and the angst.

I really loved Declan! Yeah, he did seem evil but the guy really didn't know any better. He had such a tortured, scarred life. I even liked Regin; I never liked her in any o
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
5 Stars

What an Awesome book!!!
*~Spoiler Alert~*

Regin the Radiant finally gets her book. She is sexy, hot, funny, a badass Valkyrie. But with a very sad soul. She found her one and only but loses him and grieved for him...4 times. Oh the heart ache! But alas a HEA with Declan Chase the 5th and last incarnate of Aiden the fierce. 

I was actually afraid I might not like Declan Chase and wondered how Kresley Cole can make the readers fall for him. I knew from the previous books that Aidan the fierce
Riverina Romantics
What do you do when you love an author so much that you want to give them the acclaim they deserve???

You sit around typing, retyping, typing and retyping for long stretches of time trying to put into words why she is so fabulous...and then at the end of all that, you delete everything in complete frustration knowing that it is completely impossible to express how high you feel when reading her work.

So in a completely understated manner I will say that "I absolutely love, adore, cherish and worsh
Kat Kennedy
Wow. Way to be the most boring book ever. Regan is awesome as always, but Declan Chase is boring beyond measure.

Also, the audiobook narrator should not be allowed to voice female orgasms. It's just incredibly disturbing when people walk in on that embarrassment.

♡Karlyn P♡
The time-line for Dreams of a Dark Warrior parallels with Demon from the Dark, and takes us back to that remote island prison in the Pacific. (In truth, these stories are going on at the same time - so be sure to have read Demon from the Dark first.) Valkyrie Regin the Radiant is being held prisoner by warden Declan Chase, a deeply troubled sexy mortal who believes all immortal creatures are evil and should be destroyed. He is a top member of The Order, an organization led by Webb who will stop ...more
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

Immortals have been disappearing for several installments now, and in DREAMS OF A DARK WARRIOR we find out why, so it was nice to get closure to one of this series’ long running secondary threads. Regin has also been one of my favourite IMMORTALS AFTER DARK characters since I first made her acquaintance which made this book extra rewarding for me. Then, enter Lothaire the enigmatic (and sexy!) Enemy of Old, plus the interconnecting of several previous plots, and you have
Dec 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Whew! This was a tough one. I've struggled with how I feel about this book in the 'Immortals After Dark' series. On the one hand, it was nice to have a book that didn't follow the same recipe as the others. On the other hand, why the hell didn't it?!? I definitely had a love/hate relationship with this book. It brought out some feelings that I wasn't prepared for, to say the least.

Regin the Radiant meets her mate, Aidan the Fierce, when she is still a young girl. He immediately recognizes her as
Aestas Book Blog
5.5 stars! Wow I LOVED this book!! This book was the perfect blend of romance, humor, good plot, tortured heroes/heroines and some damn good writing. I love that it was much darker than any of the books in the rest of the series and I hope that the future ones keep this tone. Looking forward to reading Lothaire now :)
... you know how sometimes you'll be reading a book and for a couple of pages, you'll be like 'wow the author was on the ball with her writing the day she wrote this part!' ... well
Laurie Garrison

I really enjoy this series, but I just couldn’t for the likes of me get it to this book. So, yet again I am the odd ball in the bunch of 4 and 5 star reviews with my sad 3 stars and that’s being generous. I’m not going to get it to the story, I’m just going to tell what I did and didn’t like about the book.

What I didn’t like:
I felt the story dragged way too much. Then just when the story was about over things were way to rushed.

I am so tired of books that parallels with older books in a series.
Feb 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

Excellent!! Deserves more than 5 stars!

Loved Declan Chase, but I guess I’m a sucker for a tortured soul. Unlike the other IAD books, this one was not about finding the mate, bride, etc, because Declan and Regin’s destiny has already been established. What the book did give us was more of an insight into the Lore, and the creatures that inhabit this world. I love that some Ms. Cole’s books take place simultaneously, being that we already know the outcome of some of the characters that are mentio
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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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“Nix to Declan:

Begin transcript—
Testing. Hello, hellooo, anybody out there? Check, check, one, two. Soft pee. Puh, puh. Resonance! Sooooooft pee. Alpha bravo disco tango duck.
This is Nïx! I’m the Ever-Knowing One, a goddess incandescent, incomparable, and irresistible. But enough about what you think of me. It’s a beautiful day in New Orleans. The wind is out of the east at a steady five knots and clouds look like rabbits … But enough about what you think of me!
Now, down to business—
Where was I? [Long pause] Why am I in Regin’s car? Bertil, you crawl right back out of that bong this minute!
Oh, I remember! I am hereby laying down this track for Magister Declan Chase. If you are a mortal of the recorder peon class, know that Dekko and I go waaaaay back, and he’ll go berserk (snicker snicker) if he doesn’t receive this transmittal. …
Chase, riddle me this: what’s beautiful but monstrous, long of tooth but sharp of tooth and soft of mind, and can never ever tell a lie?
That’s right. The Enemy of Old can be very useful to you. So use him already.
P.S. Your middle name’s about to be spelled r-e-g-r-e-t.
And with that, I must bid you adieu. Don’t worry, we’ll catch up very soon. …
[Muffled] Who’s mummy’s wittle echolocator? That’s right—you are!
—End transcript”
“Yo, beautiful. Come pop this collar off me.”
Natalya hissed, “Are you mad?”
“What’s she gonna do? Vivisect me? Imprison me? We’ve got a pact to fulfill,remember?”
To Dorada, she cried, “Seriously, sweetheart, shake that mummified ass over here.”
Regin kicked the glass. “Lemme the fuck out—”
La Dorada swung her head around,peering at Regin with her one eye.
“Okay. That’s freaky. Lookit, Gollum, if you spring me, I’ll help you find your Precious.”
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