Pages: 322 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published: June, 2006
Series: Paladins of Darkness #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
Amazon: Buy / $6.99
Book Depository: Buy / €4.67
Adlibris: Buy / €6.90
Paladins are warriors fighting to keep the Others from entering our world through the barriers at all major fault lines across earth when they move - the warrior can die but also be revived by their Handlers. Toughest Paladin to date is Devlin Bane, and he is coming towards the end of his life, even though they cannot die, every revivement brings them closer to turning into the Others.
Dr. Young is Bane's Handler, she revives him and tries to find out just what makes these men special why they can be revived and why they are losing their humanity - but besides that she's attached to Bane, the warrior attracts her and soon they ignite flames that should not exists, after all when he does loose what’s left of his humanity she will be the one putting him down.
With the attraction burning between the two Bane also has to come to grips that what killed him the last time wasn't an Other but a human, as weird details keep piling up it becomes evident that some is out to kill Bane and now that he's hanging around Laurel she's on under fire as well.
Wow! This was new! I haven't seen anything like it in PNR before, completely unique! Super-soldiers, meet the Wraith! Yes, I know, that was a Stargate reference. ;)
This book start the series of with a smack load of details which makes it perhaps a little slow, but not any less entertaining! The Paladins all get somewhat introduced and I can't wait to read their books as well. Especially Trahern's as he's pretty much the most "gone" of them all, least human.
I would have liked to have given this book a half a star more but it didn't quite earn it, I would have wanted more continuance in some parts and while there was plenty of sex it should have lead into something or held something up ( no bun intended, or maybe it was ;) ) so that it would have not been just "filler". Don't get me wrong, it was good, but I wanted something behind it as well. Oh, shoot! I just sounds like a total double entendre all the time! Enough.
This is for all Paranormal Romance lovers and people who want something new out of the shifter and vampire inhabited genre!