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READ ó The Reckoning á ➮ [Ebook] ➩ The Reckoning By Alma Katsu ➺ – SECOND IN ALMA KATSU’S GRIPPING SUPERNATURAL TRILOGY THAT BEGAN WITH THE TAKER Lanore McIlvrae is the kind of woman who will do anything for love Including imprisoning the man who loves her behind a SECOND IN ALMA KATSU’S GRIPPING SUPERNATURAL TR this gift to spend eternity with him And though he is handsome and charming behind Adair’s seductive façade is the stuff of nightmares He is a monster in the flesh and he wants Lanore to love him for all of time Now two hundred years after imprisoning Adair Lanore is trying to atone for her sins She has given away the treasures she’s collected over her many lifetimes in order to purge her past and clear the way for a future with her new lover Luke Findley But while viewing these items at an exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London Lanor. Insane character development mixed in with fantastic world building made reading this series a absolute delight Unreuited love PassionHateJealousyDesireFearLoveRedemptionGreedMiseryEnvyDesperationDeceptionAnd pretty much every other emotion you can think of is weaved into this dark and twisted tale Immortal beings created by dark magic that can only be released by the one who created them This is not a pretty tale full of sparkly vampires with a conscious Not for the feint of heart This series is violent and for adults only

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E suddenly is aware that the thing she’s been dreading for two hundred years has caught up to her Adair has escaped from his prison He’s free and he will come looking for her And she has no idea how she will save herself With the stunningly imaginative storytelling and rich characterizations that fascinated readers worldwide and made The Taker a singular and memorable literary debut and an international sensation Alma Katsu once again delivers “a powerful evocation of the dark side of romantic love” Publishers Weekly in her breathtaking new nove. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Talesuick Dirty Deeply unsettling and gripping seuel to The Taker Part historical part modern day thriller that explores deeper character development and emotions Opening Sentence We were nearly at the Victoria and Albert Museum when we saw the crowds spilling out of the entrance and across Cromwell Street forcing our taxi to stop in the middle of the road The Review Lanore McIlvrae and Lucas Findley are spending some uality time together in Europe after Lucas helped her escape from murder charges It is not long before their tranuil lives are shattered as Lanore once again feels the tug of Adair’s’ presence Her first conclusion is that Lucas is not safe with her so she runs away leaving him to pick up the shattered pieces of his life by himself much like Jonathan left her many years ago Lanny seeks other immortals whom were once Adair’s companions looking to find a way that could possibly undue her curse or destroy Adair forever Lucas is left hurt and betrayed He wants to prove to Lanny that he should stay by her side while wondering if she has already been caught and destroyed by Adair Adair is furious He wants nothing than to claim his revenge on Lanore for locking him up for two hundred years Adair must enlist the help of Jude one of his unloyal and selfish companions to find Lanore and to learn about the modern world As the time passes for Adair he realizes his feelings for Lanore are less about revenge and about love He has never felt this way for anyone in his centuries of life Adair spares no expense or injustice until he can find Lanny again The Reckoning has a dark grim and terrible atmosphere that reminds me so much of Anne Rice books There are really no redeeming ualities for any of these characters yet I was sucked in by their emotional plight Lanore and Adair both come to realizations about their feelings for each other and they both fight these feelings in different ways I absolutely cannot wait to see how this plays out Lanore goes from fighting to live her life too wanting to end it so she doesn’t have to live through what Adair will undoubtedly put her through She is a strong character but sometimes comes off a little childish even though what she is doing makes sense She wants to protect Luke from harm but it doesn’t take much research for Adair to find who she was last seen with so her protections may be for naught Adair is frightening He has no scruples to how far he will go to get what he wants He really doesn’t care about anyone or anything else but himself When he realizes that Lanore has left him with feelings he has never felt before he tries to act on them He tries to make himself a better person but is it enough for this tragic tale I really like how The Reckoning goes between modern times and historical storytelling How Lanore’s past lessons reflect on events that are currently happening The Reckoning goes between different perspectives Lanore’s first person to Adair and Luke’s third person accounts The only thing that I had problem with was the time shifts between Adair and Lanore Weeks would pass with Adair then it would go back to Lanore and it was only a couple days since Adair had escaped Overall there is nothing fun or lighthearted about The Reckoning It is a dark heavy read that borders on tragic conseuences I was a little surprised by how this novel ended and I can’t wait to read the conclusion of the trilogy in The Descent Notable Scene Whereas when I thought of Adair I knew I should be terrified of him I knew he was capable of doing horrible things but I also couldn’t help being overtaken with excitement too It h


The ReckoningSECOND IN ALMA KATSU’S GRIPPING SUPERNATURAL TRILOGY THAT BEGAN WITH THE TAKER Lanore McIlvrae is the kind of woman who will do anything for love Including imprisoning the man who loves her behind a wall of brick and stone She had no choice but to entomb Adair her nemesis to save Jonathan the boy she grew up with in a remote Maine town in the early s and the man she thought she would be with forever But Adair had other plans for her He used his mysterious otherworldly powers to give her eternal life but Lanore learned too late that there was a price fo. This is the second installment in The Taker trilogy honestly it should have been called The Waiting because that's all you're doing in anticipation of the reunion of LanoreAdair after his 200 year entombment by her hand If that's your huge draw then just read the last 75 50 pages and satisfy yourself It'll give you enough of the gist give the payoff uickly enough If you're really only in for the reunion read the last 25 or so pages it's heartbreaking This was a lot of buildup considering that this is a shorter book than The Taker it's a bit torturous If you're down with the torture take in every page savor it selfishly I put this down many times to make it last because I know there's going to be a year for the finale to arrive that pains me We pick up right where the Taker left off Lanore is attending the exhibit of all her treasures at the museum with Luke the doctor who helped her abscond St Andrew in the first book she feels that old familiar hum in the back of her head She realizes it's Adair she's in a right panic So begins her flight because she knows that Adair will be coming for her She abandon's Luke heads for Casablanca We are introduced to Saava another immortal learn about him the time in the past that he Lenore spent together His life is sad wretched but I found him to be an important character to come to know Through the flashbacks Lanore comes to realize that she has always loved Adair the men she found herself most drawn to deeply loved who loved her back were not like Jonathan they were like Adair As much of a brain twister as that proves to be she needs to get on because that does not change that she's sure Adair is going to come exact his revengeBack in Boston Adair is freed from his entombment as is to be expected is having a difficult time adjusting to how much the world has changed in 200 years Jude is his guide here it's a frustrating sometimes farcical other times sad to watch Adair try to get his new bearings He is singly set on finding Lanore at times seems unhinged I often worried as much as Jude that Adair would do something find himself caught up by a police investigation He had no willingness to take to heart that he couldn't just act the way he had before now that we have cameras forensics such Killing menacing stealing are generally not the best way to go especially when it's Adair doing it as he does these things on impulse doesn't even think about the clean up And it made things no easier as Adair found it too much to take direction from Jude or anyone who had been subservient to him before Two hundred years had changed everyone in some ways Adair's realization took some time to catch up Adair does find that he is incapable of exacting bloody revenge on Lanore because he is too much in love with her to the point of distraction obsession a thing that led him to being open to being betrayed by her in the first place Such complication I was glad horrified to find out the details of what happened to the peasant boy Adair that we learn of in the first book am hoping that wrong can be righted in the final book because it is one of the things that has happened that disturbs me mostNow I will admit that I've never been a Jonathan fan frankly was glad to be rid of his bland but beautiful existence by the end of The Taker So when Adair went about to resurrect him I was a bit perturbed Happily Jonathan doesn't reconstitute to his former perfection actually turned into a interesting person Death gave him of a personality I found that I liked him He still came out with some eye roll comments like how his having had sex with Lanore was only done because it was what she wanted he was