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The Reckoning characters Á 107 É [Reading] ➿ The Reckoning ➶ 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 GRIPPSECOND 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. full reviews of The Taker and The Reckoning will be posted on my blog soon Know this though This is one of the best series I have read in years It sucked me in chewed me up and spit me out against my will Once I was in Lanny and Adair's world I wanted to stay there If you enjoy suspense twists romance horror or the supernatural I suggest you RUN to buy this series

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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. I was drawn to The Taker Trilogy when the book cover for The Reckoning caught my eye on the GR Giveaways The cover was so artistically stunning Check it out The stricking beauty in color contrast and composition paired with the book’s title than grabbed my attention I am howevernot one who judges a book by its cover so I looked up The Reckoning and book 1 The Taker here on GR Read the blurbs summaries and some reviews I decided that it sounded like something I could definitely sink my teeth into Lucky lucky me I entered the giveaway and won an advance copy My most enthusiactic thanks to Gallery Books and Alma Katsu But The Reckoning is after all book 2 in Alma Katsu’s Trilogy and since I am also peevishly unable it may be so unwilling to pick up a piece of literature from any place other than the very beginning I had to first get my hands on book one Done that and am I ever so pleased with myself for soing so Check out my review It is such an amazingly well written and compelling story that when I finished and closed the book I immediately pick up book 2 and couldn’t put that one down either The Reckoning seamlessly picks up from where book 1 The Taker leaves off albeit with a heart pounding jump start We find Lanny and Luke in present day London visiting one of the museums to which she has donated some of the treasures collected over the past 200 years when she gets that humming buzz at the base of her skull The familiarity of it doesn’t click right away after all it has been 200 years But then it hits her like a freight train Adair is Free Her first and most understandable reaction she bolts From there the story just continues to draw and drive you into a page turning frenzy Through her mad dash journey to evade Adair while trying to devise a plan to either neutralize him as a threat or stay his wrath we get details of Lanny’s life over the last two centuries a greater understanding of what transpired between her and Jonathan that brought them to that fateful night in present day St Andrew Maine Each of her side stories is in itself a fantastical tale and in their retelling Lanny is brought to some very unsettling self realizations We also get back story on Adair and the physic and brought up to date on the status of some of the other immortals Jude Alejandro Tilde and Dona Where as The Taker explores man’s nature toward passion obsession love and desire and the circumstances under which it can easily sink to the depths of carnality The Reckoning will have you uestioning if and when should redemption no longer be a possibility I myself found these uestions profound as they relate to Adair than to Lanny It takes a very talented writer to bit by bit humanize such a character as Adair to the point where we can actually hope for his redemption if not out rightly root for it As if all of this wasn’t hypnotic enough Katsu introduces some new elements such as necromancy uestions of the afterlife and some new characters one in particular all of which hold additional promises of a breathtaking finale in book 3 I’ve already added The Descent to my TBR and will be anxiously awaiting its publication The only thing that so far keeps this from being a 5 star series is that I can’t uite find myself invested in the Luke character or in his relationship with Lanny I don’t know what it is haven’t figured out why It’s really a very small issue and given the scope of the LannyJonathanAdair triangle it shouldn't really matter Still I look forward to seeing if I can make the connection in the next book

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The ReckoningR 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