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Dreams of a Dark Warrior

(Immortals After Dark #11)

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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
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Mass Market Paperback, 515 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by Pocket
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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
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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!!!


hater



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

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I just HATED Chase. Which
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Auntee
Feb 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
P
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“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 hero
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Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-hate
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 prison bre
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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
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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
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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
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Kristen
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

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.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
MINOR SPOILERS

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
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Laura the Highland Hussy
Jul 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
I give this book 5 Dark Stars.

Spoilers

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
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Mel
Jul 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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~IreneOust~
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
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
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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
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
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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
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♡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
Katie(babs)
Dec 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
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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
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Kat Kennedy
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
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.

Leah
Long awaited and by far the longest (515 freaking pages!) Immortals After Dark book, Dreams of a Dark Warrior is probably one of my favorite IAD books. Admittedly, I did have a rocky start. There was a time there (about 150 pages, give or take), where I wasn't sure if Declan and I were going to go from Dating City to Long-lasting Relationshiplandia or if we were headed to Splitsville. I genuinely wanted us to like each other and have a good relationship because I've been waiting for Regin's book ...more
Karla
Feb 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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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Mandi Schreiner
Feb 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite-2011, pnr
Reviewed by Mandi and Tori

Mandi’s Favorite Quote: Straightaway, she’d called to the guards, “Oh boys?” She’d sauntered to the glass in only her black lace bra and panties. “I need some assistance.” When they slowed, agog, she’d purred, “Can one of you help me find my orgasm?”

Tori’s Favorite Quote: “I can’t believe your going to sacrifice your archery mojo...who am I gonna hang out with when your a talentless nobody?”

Berserker Aidan the Fierce and Valkyrie Regin the Radiant have had a tragic love
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Candace
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
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Ren
For Indonesian crowd, read my review here : Ren's Little Corner

More than 5 stars and Top Read 2012

Some big questions for me :
Why it take me so long to read this?
Maybe because I wait for Lothaire?
Maybe its just not held my interest last year, since I'm too picky?
Maybe I just tired of paranormal romance genre so I try another?
Maybe, maybe, maybe...

Right now I just can said : I'm so ASHAMED to not read this a long time ago, when this book coming out, because Kresley Cole is gooooooood!! edited:G
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Melindeeloo
Feb 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Valkyrie Regin the Radiant has lost the man she might have loved four times, though he has yet again been reborn she thought to avoid watching his curse take him from her yet again. But of course fate is not letting her off so easy, the pain of losing him may be nothing compared to what she is going to suffer under his 'loving care'. Because this time Regin's golden Viking has come back as a 'scared and surly' Irishman whose sole purpose in life is to capture immortals, discover what makes them ...more
Sombra
Una vez más Kresley Cole logra atraparme con su mundo inmortal.

En esta ocasión la historia se centra en Regin y en Declan, cuyo romance se viene fraguando desde hace siglos por medio de varias reencarnaciones que siempre salen mal cada vez que ambos están juntos o se besan.

A pesar de lo mucho que me ha gustado, el personaje masculino me ha tenido hasta el final en una contínua lucha de conflictos. Declan es un hombre que ha vivido un infierno. Cuando tenía 17 años, su familia fue atacada por una
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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—
Squirrel!
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”
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“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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