Review: Darkest Power by Rachel Van Dyken (The Dark Ones Saga #6)
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
Let's be honest: We all play favorites. Whether it be our siblings or friends or something as mundane as chocolate or clothing, it's something we all do and have. When it comes to Rachel Van Dyken's books, I confess that I do, indeed, have a favorite among everything of hers that I've already read, and that is none other than The Dark Ones Saga. Every single new release from this series has me craving to sink my teeth into it, then leave me begging for more. Darkest Power is the sixth novel--but seventh book overall--in this paranormal romance saga, and this go-around, Van Dyken gives readers the story of Horus, the god of sky and war, and Kit, the human who isn't all that she appears to be. Trying to figure out how to live in a world he isn't familiar with is difficult enough, but uncovering the truth about Kit and everything she means to him comes with a whole new set of complications--and consequences--and saving her may mean ultimately losing her.
Does it sound masochistic when I say that I get a kick out of seeing each of these powerful beings struggle to find their footing in the world of mortals? Add to that learning to get a handle on their feelings when they fall in love. And no matter how mighty a being Horus was, even he wasn't infallible, particularly when it came to Kit. Talk about doing anything and everything that was necessary for her. Gah! Of course, aside from the romance, Rachel Van Dyken delivers the suspense as she keeps readers on the edge of their seats as Horus and Kit--and their motley crew of defenders, protectors, and supporters--fell for each other and fought for their forever. Now, while you could venture into this new book without having read any of the one released prior to this, allow me to highly recommend you read the books in the series in order because they truly are quite awesome, if I do say so myself. Five stars for Darkest Power and I'm eager for more from the Dark Ones Saga!
Read my reviews for The Dark Ones Saga:
The Dark Ones (book one) - five stars - My Review
Untouchable Darkness (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review
Dark Surrender (book three) - five stars - My Review
Darkest Temptation (book four) - five-plus stars - My Review
Darkest Sinner (book five) - five stars - My Review
Darkest Power (book six) - five stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 13 December 2022
Date Read: 11 December 2022
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