Monday, October 23, 2017

Warrior Review (Relentless #4)

Warrior (A Relentless Novel)
By: Karen Lynch

The warrior has finally met his match.

Nikolas Danshov is the Mohiri’s finest warrior, fearless and lethal with any weapon. For almost two hundred years, he has devoted his life to keeping humans safe from the demons that walk the earth. Revered by his people, he is a legend in his own time, a warrior undefeated in battle, and prepared for anything. Until her.

On a routine job in Maine, a twist of fate brings Nikolas face-to-face with the one person he had never expected to meet – his mate. Sara Grey is unlike anyone he’s ever met. Beautiful and fiery, she ignites his desire, while her innocence and vulnerability awaken a fierce protectiveness in him. Now all he can think of is keeping his mate safe from the dangers that hunt her, even if she fights him at every turn.

You know Sara’s story. Now read it again, through the eyes of her warrior.

I LOVE when author's do this! Writing the same story from the point of view of the other main character. It adds so much to the story that we didn't get from only reading it from Sara's view. I found the original trilogy addicting enough even without this addition that I was practically salivating when I found out that I could read it all again from Nikolas' perspective. Finally, I got to know what he had been thinking throughout everything that he and Sara went through. And if I'm being honest, it made my crush on him a million times stronger than the original series. The author created his character with such depth that the reader really doesn't get to see until they read this book. It answers any and all lingering questions one may have about his reactions and moods from the very beginning of meeting Sara right through to the aftermath of 'the big fight scene'. 

A fun addition to this book was the introduction of Nikolas' parents. They are talked about in Sara's version, but it isn't until we get to see Nikolas's side of the story that we get to see his interaction with them and get a feel for the kind of people they are. Their relationship with each other and their son really confirms the sense of family, love and devotion that Nikolas wants in his life with Sara. This book also gives the reader a look at his initial aversion to his feelings for Sara and why he was as aloof as he was throughout the books. The author shows us that he struggled with his bond with Sara as much as she did as he had never wanted to be bonded in the first place. Which again, adds something extra to their already beautiful love story.

I liked that the author threw in additional stories with characters that Nikolas knew from his past, such as Vivian and their past casual relationship. It gave his character some realism and background and showed that he existed just fine before he met Sara, although he had been vaguely aware that something had been missing from his life. 

Although this book wasn't necessary to the series I really think that it adds so much more to the series and am so glad that the author wrote this version of events.

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Thanks for reading!

Opinionated Bookworm

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