Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Zoe Forward Website :: Facebook :: Twitter
Publication Date: March 1, 2013
Ashor Vlahos is the perfect alpha male, leader of an ancient Egyptian magi group, created and resurrected by the gods to protect human kind from Hashishins and demons. After years of fighting evil and not yet finding his senariai, or soul mate, Ashor is fighting back the darkness threatening to take over his soul.
Kira Hardy has been fighting her supernatural need to heal by becoming a doctor in the human world, using her gifts sparingly to help diagnose and save those in need. After her parents were murdered, Kira's been continuously on the look out for Terek, the illusive man who she swears is responsible.
I loved Kira and Ashor. Kira is hilarious and headstrong, even when fighting against her undeniable attraction to Ashor. While Ashor is the sexy and anguished warrior who can't help but fall in love with the sassy Kira. My favorite character in this book is undoubtedly Kira. I loved her honesty and determination. She doesn't play games and goes right for what she wants.
Moreover, I was compelled by the elements woven together by Zoe Forward. The witchcraft, demonology, history of the gods, and reincarnation helped to create rich and unique scenes from start to finish. I did, however, have some confusion with the terminology and didn't actually find out that there was a glossary until I finished the novel. That being said, I would've been a lot less confused had I read the meanings behind these terms in the beginning.
Zoe writes a story rich with romance and unique paranormal elements. The point-of-view of the story switches from Kira's to Ashor's and we even get a brief view into the mind of the antagonist, which is atypical and appreciated. And again, the relationship development between Kira and Ashor is well-paced, their intimacy is hot, and I cannot wait to read more about them and the fellow Scimitar Magi in the next installment in this series, Forgotten In Darkness, release date, TBD.