The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company has provided this book club with a copy of this book for review or we have purchased the book with our own funds. The opinions shared about the story are those of the book club or the individual reviewer and not influenced by The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company if received for review.Rising Darkness by Thea Harrison
Series: Game of Shadows #1
Published by Berkley Sensation on April 2nd 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison begins an all-new, darkly romantic paranormal saga, in which the fate of existence itself lies in the balance—and the key to victory may rest in the hands of two eternal lovers…
In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She’s feeling disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing dreams she’s had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets Michael. He’s handsome, enigmatic and knows more than he can say. In his company, she slowly remembers the truth about herself…
Thousands of years ago, there were eight of them. The one called the Deceiver came to destroy the world, and the other seven followed to stop him. Reincarnated over and over, they carry on—and Mary finds herself drawn into the battle once again. And the more she learns, the more she realizes that Michael will go to any lengths to destroy the Deceiver.
Then she remembers who killed her during her last life, nine hundred years ago…Michael.
Rising Darkness is the first book in a new series for Thea Harrison. As we had read her Elder Races series and enjoyed it, we had to try this one. This book was definitely more urban fantasy than paranormal romance. The start of the book seemed a little choppy and slow. A few chapters in though and the story hit its stride. We enjoyed the world built for this series and are adding book 2 to our must read list. There were a lot of things left unresolved from this book, and we hope that will clear up a little with the next title. We gave the book 5.6 out of 10.
For the purposes of the blog, we’ve converted that to 3 stars.