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Eve Langlais’ Latest dark fantasy series The Forsaken Chronicles closed out in 2019 but it’s never too late to take another look.
Waking with horrific injuries in a hospital, Adara can’t recall her past. Who is she? And more importantly what is she? Her only hints come during her nightmares.
Dark dreams that are forgotten when she wakes.
Having amnesia doesn’t stop danger from stalking her. She attracts the attention of a werewolf and a vampire. As events spiral out of control she wonders if she’s losing her mind.
Magic and supernatural beings can’t exist.
Her mind says ‘Forget.’
But she wants to remember. However, if she does, will the truth shatter her?
The problem is, unraveling her secret past seems to be triggering demon attacks. Someone doesn’t want her finding answers.
Adara might be forsaken, but she certainly hasn’t been forgotten. For he is coming after her…
They’re right to fear because she will hunt the bowels of Ha’el itself for vengeance and when she discovers the truth… She will be set free.
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Fly Girl’s Review
So I’m going to review each book, but will post the cover first that way if you don’t want to be spoiled, you can just stop reading when you see the next book cover. A couple words first about the whole series in case you don’t want to continue reading but would like a whole series rating and mini review with no spoilers.
The Forsaken Chronicles was quiet the departure from what I was used to reading by Eve. This is not your funny, can’t laugh enough story she’s know for. However it is the great characters unlike anything we’ve seen before she is known for for. I was in awe of the world building she did in this series and how it all seemed seamless from one world to the next. The characters of Adara, and all of her men (no spoilers) are very thorough, full of life and depth, emotions, and action. It’s some of the greatness of her work that always shines through. There is a tiny bit of each of us in her characters.
There are times in the series when you want to kill them all because they are all just idiots and the lies (omissions) are making things worse for everyone. But if you stick with it, I promise she brings it all back around and we get our Happily Every After. I love it when you can binge read a series like this, I had to wait when each came out so it was like slow torture for me. Go get this series and binge listen or read, it all works great. Another great fantasy story from our Queen of the Unordinary…Eve Langlais.
Book 1: Dreams of Darkness
This menage romance, dark fantasy series starts off with a scared girl trying to figure out why she sees things, why bad things keep happening to her, and why she’s crazy. However the Werewolf and the Vampire know she is more than this and work together to try to save her from herself and the boogey men that keep coming for her. She is skeptical they can keep her safe, but she has no other resources to work with so she grudgingly takes their help.
In the first book we get a lot of world building and background of the Werewolf and Vampire, but not a lot on Adara except her shy, fearful self. After all the books I’ve read by Eve, I know for a fact she doesn’t write fearful girls. At least not full length book ones. You will probably be frustrated by Adara’s unwillingness to take the hands, tails that are offered in friendship. I know I was. But keep with it I promise it will be worth it in the end.
Book 2: Awake in the Shadows ***(Spoiler’s Ahead)***
What a great title for this one. I mean Adara is finally seeing the light a little bit about her past self and accepting the world around her as well as where she may have come from. In this one, she also starts standing up for herself and allowing our furry friend and the bloody vampire to help her and work on what is stopping her from remembering her past. Her relationship with the werewolf feels like it’s going to win out in the end, but she is still very confused by her feelings for the Vampire. Smart girl as she is, she keeps all her options open. How she keeps them at arms length and still makes them feel close to her is an amazing feat Eve writes just perfectly.
By the end of this book, you are dying to know how it ends for Adara and what getting her memory back really means for the three of them. The angst that is in this one is crazy off the chain and as a reader you start feeling like it’s a bit of a horse race and no matter what Adara remembers it won’t be enough to pull her from either of the two men in her life.
Speaking of Men, we learn in this one how much each has given up to keep her as safe and as near as possible. These are the two strongest non humans running the city and somehow they are there for Adara and maintaining their empires. Little do they know though that there are traitors all around. People they’ve trusted for years will betray them and bring Adara closer to a land she does not know but ultimately may claim her.
Book 3: Kiss of Light ***(Spoiler Alert)***
The changes to Adara are stunning with her memory back, comes the lightness to her appearance. Too bad the memories aren’t all good. Adara’s character makes an amazing change wrought with sadness, happiness, and change. Eve gives us angst and depth of sadness so great I pretty much cried in a couple of scenes.
The memory hacker/torturer is so repulsive, even his own people can’t stand him. It takes all of Adara’s skill she almost lost to catch and kill him. The thing that took her from her true love is nothing but a vengeful lackey to the real perpetrator that Adara uncovers in the end.
As all good things must come to an end, Adara meets her match and even though he gave up on her, she still feels love for him. So the question you are dying to know, does she stay and rule her kingdom with her true love, or does she walk away and live happily ever after in a human world with her werewolf and vampire? That one I won’t spoil for you!!
4 of 5 Propellers
Connect with Eve Langlais:
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Eve Langlais is a Canadian author who loves to write hot romance. She likes to blame her twisted imagination for her sarcastic sense of humor which tends to heavily influence her stories. She enjoys writing about strong alpha males, that need the right woman to temper their wild side–and unleash the lover. She loves to write, and while she might not always know what her mind is going to come up with next, she does promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because she believes in a happily ever after.