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Madoc is a warrior on the brink of losing his soul Drawn inexplicably to a fragile woman who is not his mate he fights his attraction to Nika by keeping his distance and works only to save her from the demons who have haunted her mind and have left her first comatose and then for awhile nearly insane But Nika is much better now and she s fighting to leave that fragile woman behind And it is Nika s strength and determination that will allow her to stand p for what she believes against Madoc and the rest of the Sentinels and to fight for not only Madoc s salvation but also to save the sister everyone else has given p for dead I have been anticipating Madoc s redemptionsalvation "And Was Happy To Seeing How Things Played Out Between happy to seeing how things played out between and Nika There is just something about a tough bad boy who has a soft spot for the one woman who makes him want to be than he is and makes him want to have than he feels he deserves On the whole I enjoyed Nika and Madoc s relationship but there is one scene which comes pretty close to crossing a line and it is only Nika s opinion of the event which we see after and not during that keeps it from being something else entirely I liked Living Nightmare but it is definitely not a story for those new to the series With multiple threads and four or five stories going on in addition to the main romance Living Nightmare was really an ensemble piece and most all of the characters and the set ps for their vignettes were done in previous books One thread with Grace whose hopeless relationship with the crippled warrior Torr has been has been an intriguing subplot for several books offers some poignant moments here But for readers who have been following the series all of those threads mean that we finally get answers to some of the mysteries in the Sentinel world including just what the Sanguinar vampirehealers are You Owe Me One up to and why the seer twins are stuck in childhood Despite the challenge for new readers the good thing about having all those irons in the fire is that it is clear that Butcher is going to be able to keep the series going forite a while and she has again left me anticipating the next installment Blood Hunt which is Sanguinar Logan s book I am really happy to get his story but hopefully there will also be at least a small glimpse what happens next to Grace and Torr It s going to be hard to wait ntil summer of 2011 I rarely give out 5 starsSECOND HALF OF THIS BOOK EARNED THE FIVE FREAKIN STARSI was left at WOWLiving Nightmare s featured couple Madoc and Nika Madoc and Nika came into the picture a while back in book 2 and have been making appearances since then Nika was attacked as a child by Synestryns who consumed her blood and by doing so they carried a piece of her mind in each of them Needless to say Nika s mind was shattered she was traumatized and everyone thinks she s crazy I mentioned in one of my earlier reviews that I felt Nika was a very interesting character and that she was probably the sanest of them all I still feel that way Madoc who s lifemark has gone bare is having a difficult time dealing with his almost dead soul He is UBER cranky All the time He is drawn to Nika but his Luceria doesn t react to her He does want to protect her and vows to kill off as many Synestryns as possible to piece together Nika s mind He does such a good job that in this book we find a much healthier Nika who s tired of being called crazy and is beginning to stand her ground on certain topics Needless to say the first half of the book encompasses Nika convincing Madoc that they are supposed to be life partners Madoc saying no no no Nika saying yes yes yes and finally gets the Luceria to go around her neck YAY NIKA You ll have to read to find out how that all went downTHE SECOND HALF OF THE BOOK WOWZA So much went down in the second half of the book that I don t think I can mention it without giving away spoilers but I will definitely tryWe find out of Gilda s secrets We find out why Sybil and Maura hate their mother so much and why they are stuck in 8 year old bodies We meet Tori Nika and Andra s youngest sister Tori is even jacked p than any of the other women they have found An epic battle ensues between the Sentinels and the Synestryns inside one of their central lairs where they ve been impregnating human women with Synestryn seed We meet Zillah s son and he has a big secret too Nika kicks major butt and as I have predicted all along will probably be the most powerful weapon the Sentinels will have Something major happens to two couples we know OH and Jackie is found Yeah I say that as an after thought because she almost seemed like. For nine years Nika has had one goal to save her younger sister from the Synestryn who hold her captive Now the psychic bond Nika forged with her sibling is fading and time is running out But the one man who can nlock the power inside her left and neve. ,
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There Is This Otheris this other on in the book with a human couple These were highlights I can go into details but I really think you should find out on your own This was a pretty awesome book This author can write some pretty steamy scenes but this book didn t really have that Honestly I didn t really miss it only because there were some really interesting things going on in addition to that The author chose many story lines to go into and at one point was jumping from one to another every other page or so Sometimes this can be annoying but it worked in this book There are some major cliffhangers in this book like Jackie Helen and Lexie s sister is found and it turns out she is compatible with three of the Theronai males Of course she s intrigued by the one that seems to be the least into her but we ll see how that goes in the books to come Go read this book After the disappointment of the previous installment this book was fantasticNika although not physically strong is strong in character Madoc although physically strong is dying Together they are each others salvation I much preferred Nika in this book to previous heroines because she wasn t thrust into a world she didn t nderstand or want Her outlook towards her situation was much believable than the girls who came before her The story flowed nicely although I still have many United States of Americana unansweredestionsI dinged one star for writing style I hate that the author switches to a different scene once you reach a climatic point Makes me skim the scene The Thermals of August until we return to the other characters Great installment can t wait to read the next book What an awesome read WoW it is almost hard to know where to start because there was so much info packed into this book If you haven t read any of the other books in the series you might be lost At the heart of the story is the romance of Nika and Madoc SB also sets Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire - The Sunday Times Bestseller up with several couples over the next several books but I feel like she may be moving away slightly from the Sentinels to bring some variety to the line just my guess based on what I read Madoc is angry and getting angrier by the moment His last leaf once the last leaf is gone Sentinels lose their soul is almost gone and the pain innrelenting So why won t this crazy white haired chic Nika leave him the hell alone and let him do what he does best make his whores happy and kill the Synestryn However Nika is determined to get through to Madoc for she is whole in mind and in spirit and it is time to take the big Sentinel down with her warmth and love Ok well that is how it would go down in her head but I am afraid it became a lot complicated then that We have been teased with Nika and Madoc s connection from like the second book and we still had to work for it Not only is she trying to get Modac s hard headed butt into bed she is also trying to figure out away to save her sister Tori from the Synestryn We also have brief glimpses of past couples We also have plots being hatched by the Sanguinar called Project Lullabye Are they creating a source of food supply The Perfect Child using human women as their incubators Or something sinister than that There are probably some scenes that will touch on some hot button issues or at least one potentially forced sex scene that might make some wince There is also violence and nasties that creep around in the nightCuriously enough sex was a small part of this book thensual because the story line itself really carried the book You were forced to pay attention in order to keep the threads of who was doing what to whom I really enjoyed the book I guess I must have since I managed to read it in 4 hours I read the excerpt from the next book and I want to read it NOW 5 StarsThis is one of my favorite books of all time I love this series but I think that after the first three books the author really ramped it Lost Horizon up in this oneBut to be honest I became interested in Madoc and Nika right from book twoI wanted to skip over everything to get to them There was some special kind of magi My favorite in the series so far I can t believe it took me so long to read this one because I love Madoc so much and have since the first time we met him He didn t let me down in this one His love for Nika was so powerful and I figured out what was stopping them from connecting almost the second it was mentioned I enjoyed Nika taking charge of her life and refusing to stop trying to help her sister There were a few deaths in this one and I m not particularly sad about them I am torep about Grace and Torr though I can t believe the author would make True Prosperity us fall in love with them and then tortures this way. R returned leaving Nika alone to rescue a sister everyone else believes is deadMadoc swore to himself he would never enter Dabyr again For his soul is nearly dead and he fears what he might do to those he's sworn to protect especially Nika If he accompa.